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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 8, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 8, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

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BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Continuously developing relations between China and the United States is in line with aspirations of the two peoples and historical trends, said Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Thursday.

"Sino-U.S. relations are now facing an opportunity for further development," Xi told U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte, who came to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-U.S. diplomatic relations.

"China will work with the U.S. to push forward the relationship in the new historical period," he said.

Xi said China and the U.S. should make joint efforts to maintain constructive cooperation, consider interests and concerns of each other, strengthen dialogues and properly handle disputes.

He said the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the U.S. was a milestone in history that started a new era of cooperation between the two countries and had profound impact on the international situation.

Sino-U.S. relations made remarkable progress over the past three decades. In the past eight years in particular, cooperation in all areas had further developed and coordination in international and regional issues had been fruitful, said Xi.

Negroponte said no relationship in the world was more important than U.S-China relations.

He said the two countries had worked together to safeguard peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region and the world through bilateral and multilateral contacts.

Negroponte said U.S. administrations had long been committed to an engagement policy with China. He believed the new government would follow this policy too.

U.S. official stresses one-China stance, optimistic on cross-Straits relations

BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte on Thursday reiterated the one-China policy of his government and expressed optimism for the cross-Straits relations in the new year.

Negroponte made the remarks during a meeting here with Wang Yi, director of both the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office. Full story

Negroponte: U.S.-China relations to flourish under new administration

BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte said Thursday he was confident of a bright U.S.-China future under the new American administration.

"I look forward to watching the U.S-China relationship develop in the coming years, and feel confident that it will continue to flourish under the new American administration," Negroponte told an audience of about 100 people at a breakfast meeting Thursday morning. Full story

China hopes for greater progress of Sino-U.S. relations

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) meets with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 7, 2009.

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) meets with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte in Beijing, China, Jan. 7, 2009. China on Wednesday said it hoped to achieve even greater progress in Sino-U.S. relations in the next 30 years. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

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BEIJING, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday said it hoped to achieve even greater progress in Sino-U.S. relations in the next 30 years.

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the remarks while welcoming visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte, who came to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-U.S. diplomatic relations. Full story

Source: Xinhua


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