FM spokesman: trade disputes central to development
Updated: 2005-12-23 09:02
Trade friction between China and other countries are an issue emerging in the
process of development, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang in
When asked to comment on a possible trade battle between China and the United
States, Qin said, incongruously, China and the United States are important trade
partners for each other.
China's foreign trade volume has grown rapidly and economic and trade
cooperation between China and other countries in the world has expanded in
In dealing with problems cropping up in the development process, we should
take a long-term perspective, Qin said.
We should properly handle trade disputes through negotiation on the basis of
equality and mutual benefit, Qin added.
Qin said China is willing to develop mutually beneficial cooperation with
other countries in the world including the United States so as to achieve
win-win progress through cooperation.