China, US presidents hold virtual meeting Xi stresses steady, sound China-US relations for global peace, prosperity

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Observer Report
Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping in his virtual meeting with the United States (US) President Joe Biden on Tuesday pointed out that both China and the US were at critical stages of development as the “global village” of humanity faces multiple challenges.

As the world’s two largest economies and permanent members of the UN Security Council, China and the US need to increase communication and cooperation and each power while running its domestic affairs well and, at the same time, should shoulder share of international responsibilities, and work together to advance the noble cause of world peace and development.

This is the shared desire of the people of the two countries and around the world and the joint mission of Chinese and American leaders.

President in his opening remarks stressed that a sound and steady China-US relationship was required for advancing the two countries’ respective development and for safeguarding a peaceful and stable international environment, including finding effective responses to global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

China and the US should respect each other, coexist in peace, and pursue win-win cooperation.

Xi expressed his readiness to work with President Biden to build consensus and take active steps to move China-US relations forward in a positive direction. Doing so will advance the interests of the two peoples and meet the expectation of the international community.

Earlier, the US President Joe Biden said he hoped to have a candid conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the virtual meeting between the two leaders on Tuesday.

Biden said at the beginning of the meeting that it was important they communicated openly and honestly.

The US president also hoped his next meeting with Xi would be face-to-face.

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