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Xi Jinping has telephone conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-11-14 13:28

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday discussed China-US relations with Donald Trump in a telephone conversation.

Xi congratulated Trump on his election as US president and expressed his willingness to work with him.

Since the two countries established formal ties 37 years ago, bilateral relations have been continuously progressing, bringing tangible benefits to the two peoples and promoting world and regional peace, stability and prosperity, Xi said.

Facts have shown that cooperation is the only correct choice for the two countries, he said.

As China-US cooperation faces important opportunities and has huge potential, the two countries need to strengthen coordination, advance their respective economic development and global economic growth and expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields so as to bring more benefits to the two peoples and promote the smooth development of China-US relations, said the Chinese president.

As the biggest developing country and the biggest developed country respectively and as the top two economies of the world, there are many things in which China and the United States can and should cooperate, Xi said.

"I attach great importance to China-US relations and am ready to work with the US side to carry forward bilateral ties and to better benefit the two peoples and the rest of the world," he told Trump.

For his part, Trump thanked Xi for the congratulations and said that he agreed with Xi on his views about US-China relations.

China is a great and important country with eye-catching development prospects, said Trump. The United States and China can achieve win-win results featuring mutual benefits, he added.

Trump voiced his readiness to work with Xi to strengthen US-China cooperation and expressed his belief that US-China relations will witness even greater development.

Xi and Trump also agreed to maintain close contact, establish a good working relationship and meet at an early date to exchange views on bilateral ties and other issues of common concern.

Beijing ready to push forward China-US ties on new starting point: FM

ANKARA - China stands ready to further promote its relations with the United States on the new starting point following the election of Donald Trump as the next US president, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Sunday.

China stands ready to further promote its relations with the United States on the new starting point following the election of Donald Trump as the next US president, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Sunday.

Wang made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, after they held the first meeting under the China-Turkey foreign ministers' consultation mechanism.

Asked whether China has made contact with Trump's team, Wang said China maintains close contact with the US side at various levels, adding that it is a consensus shared by the US Republican Party and the Democratic Party to constantly develop and deepen China-US relations.

China, he said, is willing to continue its cooperation with the administration of outgoing US President Barack Obama, so as to ensure a smooth transition of bilateral ties to the next US administration.

Meanwhile, Beijing also stands ready to communicate with Trump's team, so as to cement mutual understanding and expand consensus on bilateral cooperation, added the Chinese foreign minister.

Citing Chinese President Xi Jinping's congratulatory message to Trump, Wang said China is willing to push for greater progress in China-US ties on the new starting point on the basis of the principles of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation.

Xi's message has charted the course for the future development of China-US ties, and China is ready to make joint efforts with the US side to that end, said the minister.

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