China, US should further open up to each other: premier

Xinhua | 2017-11-10 07:25

China, US should further open up to each other: premier

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with US President Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Nov 9, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

"China never pursues a trade surplus with any country, and the rapid development of Sino-US economic and trade ties over the past decades since the establishment of their diplomatic ties has proved that their cooperation is highly complementary and relatively balanced," the premier said.

He said he welcomed the United States expanding service trade with China, increasing high-tech exports and achieving mutually beneficial results through cooperation.

Li told Trump that as permanent members of the UN Security Council and important countries in the Asia Pacific region, both China and the United States had a responsibility to maintain regional peace and prosperity.

He said China was ready to strengthen work with the United States on international and regional issues.

The premier said he hoped the upcoming leaders' meetings for East Asia cooperation would realize positive signals for the stability and development of the region.

Li plans to attend a series of high-level meetings: the 20th China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders' meeting, the 20th ASEAN-China, Japan and Republic of Korea (10+3) leaders' meeting, and the 12th East Asia Summit in the Philippine capital Manila from Nov 12 to 16.

Trump spoke positively about the outcomes of his visit, saying he hoped the two countries would work together closely to tackle challenges, and promote fair and balanced economic ties.

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