Powell hails good Sino-US relations
( 2003-09-08 06:59) (China Daily)
United States Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Friday that Sino-US
relations are the best in more than 30 years since former US President Richard
Nixon paid his first visit to China in 1972.
"Today, I would submit US relations with China are the best they have been
since President Nixon's first visit,'' Powell made the remarks while delivering
a speech on US foreign policy and national security strategy at George
He said despite the differences between the two countries, "the relationship
has improved for a reason that transcends all of these particulars.
"Neither we nor the Chinese leadership believe that there is anything
inevitable about our relationship, either inevitably bad or inevitably good,''
Powell said. "We believe that is up to us together to take responsibility for
our common future.''
He also said the United States welcomes "a global role of China.''