Xi says world needs China and the US

The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president.

Meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Xi told Biden that he “positively appraised” his efforts to increase friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries, China’s Foreign Ministry said late on Tuesday.

“In the 38 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, relations between the two countries have weathered wind and rain, but generally have continued to forge ahead,” the statement paraphrased Xi as saying.

Under President Barack Obama, there has been a “correct” development in relations, and important and positive results achieved, with trade and people-to-people exchanges reaching new highs, Xi added.

“The basic interests of the people of both countries and the world need China and the United States to work hard, to form a long-term, stable cooperative relationship,” Xi said.

The statement cited Biden as saying that the United States hopes the two countries can continue to deepen mutual trust and expand cooperation.

It made no mention of Trump, though China’s top diplomat, State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who last month met a senior advisor to Trump, also attended the Xi-Biden meeting, the foreign ministry said.

Trump, who takes office on Friday, has rattled Beijing with threats to impose tariffs on Chinese imports and by questioning the United States’ commitment to the “one China” policy, under which Washington acknowledges China’s position that Taiwan is part of its territory. (Courtesy Reuters)

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  1. Free Trade is motto of WTO that is central mission of Global Economy. US EU Japan and China has work of team basis.

    But USA, EU and Japan has to realized that Emerging countries of BRICS are play leading role of New World Order in developing trend of current shape of Old world has created uncertainties of growth and development by USA, that misrule of Economy in Globally..

    China is one of the key emerging nation as core leader of BRICS. Her Economy is second largest to USA.

    The Time has come to the point where USA & EU led old order rapidly declined that change into BRICS new order by Peaceful Competition, Peaceful co-existence and Peaceful Transition of that Old World into New Global Order.

    Current reading of global trend we have accepts by developed countries which is base on unbalance and unsustsnsbility of growth in unequal world growth by USA headed lop-sided economy of old order.

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