Xi calls for sound, steady China-US relationship
President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for developing a sound and steady China-US relationship during a virtual meeting with US President Joe Biden. Xi pointed out that both China and the US are at critical stages of development, and 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, each run their domestic affairs well and, at the same time, shoulder their share of international responsibilities, and work together to advance the noble cause of world peace and development, Xi said. 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, he said.
Xi highlighted mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation as three principles in developing China-US relations in the new era.
He compared China and the United States to two giant ships sailing in the ocean, saying that it is important for the two sides to keep a steady hand on the tiller, so that the two giant ships will break waves and forge ahead together without losing direction or speed, still less colliding with each other.
Xi expressed the hope that US President Joe Biden will demonstrate "political leadership" to bring the US policy towards China back to a "rational and practical" track.
China will be compelled to take resolute measures, should the separatist forces for "Taiwan independence" "provoke us, force our hands or even cross the red line."
Xi described the China-US economic and trade relations as mutually beneficial in nature, and said that economic and trade issues between the two countries should not be politicized.
China and the United States should call on the international community to jointly protect global energy security.
Climate change can well become a new highlight of China-US cooperation.
Xi pledged to provide a bigger market and more opportunities to other countries.
China does not approve of using human rights to meddle in other countries' internal affairs.
He called on the United States to take concrete actions to meet its word of not seeking a "new Cold War."
China has no intention to sell its own development path to the world.
Multilateralism without China-US cooperation is incomplete.