On 4 December 2013, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao met in Beijing with US Vice President Joe Biden.
Li Yuanchao said that President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama reached important consensus on building the new model of major-country relations between China and the United States in June this year. China is ready to strengthen high-level strategic communication with the United States, to respect each other's core interests and major concerns, to deepen practical cooperation in all fields and to enhance communication and coordination on bilateral, regional and global levels so as to implement the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation in all aspects of the relations between the two countries.
Biden expressed that US-China relations have a crucial impact on the world and are getting increasingly mature. The US is committed to strengthening high-level exchanges with China, to expanding practical cooperation and to managing differences with a candid, constructive attitude in order to promote the new model of major-country relations between the United States and China.
Prior to the meeting, Li Yuanchao held a welcome ceremony for Biden at the North Hall of the Great Hall of the People. CPPCC Vice Chairman Tung Chee-hwa and others were present.