The Honorable Mr. George W. Bush
President-Elect of the United States of America
Please accept my warm congratulations on your election as President of the United States of America.
At the dawn of the new century, China and the U.S. shoulder important common responsibilities in many areas that bear on social development and prosperity of our two countries as well as mankind. A stable and growing China-U.S. relationship is not only in the fundamental interests of our two countries and two peoples, but also conducive to the maintenance and promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific and the world at large. During your Presidency, I am ready to work together with you to promote a sound and stable development of China-U.S. relations in the new century on the basis of the principles enshrined in the three Sino-U.S. Joint Communiqués.
The People's Republic of China
Beijing, 14 December, 2000