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U.S. can work with China throughout world: Hill
Updated: 2006-05-22 22:44

The United States believes that it can work with China throughout the world, including in Southeast Asia, Christopher Hill, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, said here Monday.

Delivering a public lecture on the U.S. foreign policy in East Asia at Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Hill said that the United States' relationship with China could have an impact on its relations with all the other countries in the region.

China's dynamic economic development offers both challenges and opportunities to all Asian nations, as well as to the United States, Hill noted, adding that the U.S. welcomes the growth of China, which is peaceful and prosperous.

Hill said that the U.S. and China have found many areas, where their interests and policies converge, and more importantly, they are able to work candidly in those areas, where they have differences.

The U.S. encourages China to take on a greater role as a responsible stakeholder in the international system, from which China has also benefited a lot, according to Hill, who said that the U.S. will work with China on various issues, which would impact its neighbors and the rest of the world.

He also reiterated the United States' one-China policy, saying that it serves the interests of the American people well.

Hill, who was appointed the U.S. chief negotiator for the six- party talks on the Korean nuclear issue in February 2005, will visit China from May 24 to 25 to exchange views with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei on the six-party talks.


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