China VP urges dialogue to handle differences with US

Politics 1/10/2019, 5:08 PM
China VP urges dialogue to handle differences with US

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan (pictured) stated on Thursday that his country and the United States should use dialogue and consultations to "properly handle and control differences." Speaking at the event marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the US, Wang added that the two countries should respect each other's sovereignty, security and development interests.

In a speech delivered at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wang said that the relations between the two countries are "one of the most important business ties in the world with the greatest potential." He added that this relationship has been beneficial not only for the Chinese and American people, but also for world peace, stability and prosperity. Wang urged the leadership of both countries to keep searching for common ground and overlapping interests in order to "bring the two people a greater sense of gain."

Earlier today, Chinese Foreign Ministry praised the latest, three-day round of trade talks with the US, citing progress on structural issues such as forced technology transfer and intellectual property rights. A day earlier, the US side issued a statement which said that the negotiations centered on finding ways to achieve "fairness, reciprocity and balance in trade relations between the two countries."

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