WASHINGTON -- Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday presented a
six-point proposal on promoting the all-round development of the constructive
and cooperative relationship between China and the United States.
made the proposals here at a dinner hosted in his honor by 12 friendly
organizations in the United States. He said that advancing China-U.S. relations
both serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples and
contributes to peace, stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region and
the whole world.
"We should view China-U.S. relations in a broad and
strategic context and from the perspective of our times of ensuring mutual
benefit and win-win outcomes," Hu said in a speech entitled "Promoting the
All-round Constructive and Cooperative China-U.S. Relationship."
HU PRESENTS SIX-POINT PROPOSALS ON PROMOTING SINO-U.S.
The Chinese president, who is here on a state visit to the
United States, presented the following proposals on promoting Sino-U.S. ties:
-- To increase understanding, expand common ground and build long-term
and stable constructive and cooperative China-U.S. relations;
seize opportunities, be creative, consolidate and expand the foundation for
China-U.S. economic cooperation and trade;
-- To adhere to the
principle, honor the commitment and properly handle the question of Taiwan in
accordance with the three China-U.S. Joint Communiques;
-- To maintain
close consultation, take up the challenge and strengthen communication and
coordination on major international and regional issues;
-- To draw on
each other's strengths and strengthen friendly exchanges between the two
-- To respect each other, treat each other as equals and view
differences in a proper context and manage them properly.
said his current visit to the United States was aimed at strengthening dialogue,
increasing common understanding, enhancing mutual trust, deepening cooperation
and promoting the all-round growth of the constructive and cooperative
China-U.S. relationship in the 21st century.
In the past 27 years since
the establishment of diplomatic ties, China-U.S. relations have steadily moved
ahead despite twists and turns. "Enhancing China-U.S. friendship is the shared
wish of our two peoples, and fostering mutually beneficial cooperation is a
natural choice for both countries," Hu said.
DIALOGUE BETWEEN DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS TO MAINTAIN DIVERSITY OF THE
"We are living in an era full of opportunities and
challenges," Hu said. "The world is undergoing profound changes, so are the mode
of production and way of life of mankind as well as the relationship between
people, between countries and between man and nature."
Facing a world in
profound change and growing challenges, Hu said, China holds that the
international community should work together to promote progress in the
"The will of the people in all countries should
be respected. Democracy and the rule of law should be advocated in international
relations. The current international system and order should be gradually
reformed and improved to make it just and equitable," Hu added.
security concept featuring mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and
cooperation should be advanced, Hu said.
"Disputes should settled
through dialogue and negotiations, and countries should make concerted efforts
to safeguard world peace and security," Hu said. "The international community
should make development a priority and support developing countries in speeding
up their development."
The international trade and financial system
should be reformed and improved to ensure that economic globalization will lead
to common prosperity, said President Hu.
Hu added that the historical and
cultural traditions of different countries and their particular national
conditions at different stages of development should be respected.
"Dialogue between different civilizations should be strengthened to
maintain diversity of the world and advance human civilization. " Hu said.
CHINA STICKS TO PATH OF PEACEFUL DEVELOPMENT
President Hu said China sticks to the path of peaceful development and
is firmly committed to promoting development domestically and maintaining world
peace and promoting common development internationally.
pressing and immediate task facing China is to give top priority to economic
development and continue to raise the living standards of its people," said
In pursuing peaceful development, China strives to advance
both the fundamental interests of its own people and the common interests of the
peoples in the world, and it plays a responsible and constructive role in
promoting world peace and development, said the Chinese president.
900 people attended the dinner. And U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Lan Chao also
addressed the banquet on behalf of President George W. Bush.
president arrived in Washington Wednesday evening from Seattle. The United
States is the first leg of Hu's current five-nation tour, which will also take
him to Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Nigeria and Kenya.