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Xi calls his US trip 'fruitful'

By Chen Mengwei (China Daily)

Updated: 2015-09-28 07:55:30


Xi calls his US trip 'fruitful'

President Xi Jinping walks on the grounds of the White House in Washington, DC, with US President Barack Obama after they gave a joint news conference on Friday. Lan Hongguang / Xinhua

49 achievements listed, as views align on issues including climate change, cybersecurity, education

President Xi Jinping's state visit to the US has generated "fruitful" results, especially in coping with climate change, fighting cybercrime and enhancing bilateral cooperation, experts said.

A total of 49 achievements were made during Xi and his US counterpart Barack Obama's summit on Friday in the White House and a three-hour-long talk on ties in the Blair House on Thursday night, covering a wide range of issues regarding investment, people-to-people exchanges, climate change and coordination and cooperation in multilateral affairs, according to Xinhua News Agency.

Xi described his first state visit to the US as "fruitful", as it sent a positive signal that the two countries will strengthen cooperation and jointly cope with challenges, while addressing a welcoming luncheon on Friday hosted by US Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department.

Growing relationship

Xi and Obama agreed to continue their endeavor to build a new model of major country relationship between China and the US based on mutual respect and win-win cooperation.

Li Haidong, a professor of American studies at China Foreign Affairs University and currently a Fulbright visiting scholar in Washington, DC, said the meaning of the new relationship has been "consolidated and filled out" during Xi and Obama's talks.

Fan Jishe, a US studies researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said that reaffirming the new model at this point will give the two sides a chance to better understand each other's strategic stance and clear the air of unnecessary doubts and concerns.

Climate change

Xi and Obama issued a new China-US Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change, reiterating their resolve to work together and with others toward an ambitious, successful outcome at the upcoming climate conference in Paris.

The two reinforced the implementation of the China-US Joint Announcement on Climate Change made on Nov 12 last year during Obama's state visit to Beijing, to support industries and the environment, and to improve citizens' healthcare and quality of life.

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