President Xi calls for calm at US-China talks

(From China Daily)

President Xi Jinping called for a joint effort with the United States to manage disagreements and handle sensitive issues, during an annual high-level discussion opened on Monday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd L), Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (3rd R), Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang (2nd R), Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (1st R), US Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) and US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (1st L) pose for photos at the opening ceremony on June 6 in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd L), Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (3rd R), Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang (2nd R), Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (1st R), US Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) and US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (1st L) pose for photos at the opening ceremony in Beijing

“It’s inevitable that the two countries have disagreements… Even in a family, there are various disputes,” Xi said. “The key is that we should not use disputes as an excuse for confrontational attitude.”

Xi was speaking at the open ceremony of the eighth round of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues, in the Diaoyutai State guesthouse in Beijing.

More than 400 United States delegates, including about 10 ministers, are attending the two-day dialogue. Launched in 2009, it has become an important communication platform between the two countries. Read More



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