Wang Qishan and US President's Special Representative and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Hold the Second Work Meeting
On January 11, 2012, Wang Qishan, special representative of President Hu Jintao and Vice Premier of the State Council held the second work meeting with Timothy Geithner, special representative of US President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary in Beijing.
Wang spoke highly of the results of Geithner's visit to China. He said that China and the US, as the largest developing and developed countries, share far more interests than differences. So long as the two sides communicate sincerely and strengthen cooperation, the China-US comprehensive and mutually beneficial economic partnership will move forward healthily.
He pointed out that the two countries are both at the crucial stage of changing development mode and readjusting economic structure and the bilateral economic cooperation faces new opportunities. Leaders of both countries will meet on a number of multilateral occasions and the two sides will hold the strategic and economic dialogue and the meeting of China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade this year, which will inject vigor into the healthy progress of bilateral ties. He hopes the two sides continue to move forward side by side in the spirit of mutual respect and mutual benefit and properly handle differences to avoid the politicization of economic issues.
Geithner said that the two sides conducted sincere and in-depth exchanges on the bilateral economic relations and the world economic situation and enhanced mutual understanding and trust during his visit. Positive results have been achieved. The US is willing to work with China to promote the in-depth development of bilateral economic relations in an active and constructive attitude.