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Consul General Luo Linquan Delivers Speech at the World Affairs Council of Northern California

(From Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco)

2017/09/08

On September 6, 2017, Chinese Consul General in San Francisco Luo Linquan delivered a keynote speech at the Diplomatic Luncheon hosted by World Affairs Council of Northern California. Luo introduced current Sino-US relations, sub-national exchanges as well as China's contributions to the world and answered questions.

Luo pointed out that with the joint efforts of both sides, the China-US relationship has made important positive progress. Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump have smooth communication channels. As parts of the 4 high-level dialogue mechanisms between China and the US, the first round of the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue and the first round Comprehensive Economic Dialogue were very successful.

The expanding and deepening US-China relationship is driven by many engines, sub-national exchanges is certainly an important one. The 5 states in our consular area, namely California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Alaska, maintained close cooperation with China. In 2016, the trade volume between China and the 5 states reached $201 billion, accounting for 35% of U.S. trade with China. A resolution, aiming to advance economic and trade ties with China, was passed by both Oregon State Senate and House of Representatives and was signed by Governor Kate Brown. California Governor Jerry Brown visited China in June and was received by Chinese President Xi in Beijing, said Luo.

Luo emphasized that China feels its responsibility and have tried its best to help address challenges of our world today. China has advocated building an open global economy and highlighted the importance of promoting inclusive growth. China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to promote policy coordination, trade flows, financial accessibility, and people-to-people exchanges, which is warmly welcomed by the world and has born rich fruit. The most recent 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen continued to make "BRICS contributions" to the world economy.

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