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Charge d 'affaires Li Kexin Remarks at the Annual U.S.-China Dialogue hosted by Carnegie Endowment

(From Chinese Embassy in America)

2019/07/18

On July 16, 2019, Charge d 'affaires Li Kexin was invited to attend the second session of the Ninth Annual China-U.S. Civil Dialogue hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and make a remark on China-U.S. relations.

Charge d 'affaires Li affirmed the importance of the civil dialogue mechanism between China and the United States, and said that we are at a special time for China-U.S. relations, and many of us are trying to find solutions for the difficulties. Some people are talking about new cold war, decoupling, etc, which are all misconceptions. They are also taking reckless acts on issues concerning China's sovereignty, security and development interests. It is hard to imagine, if China and U.S. were decoupled, what about global issues like climate change, pandemic diseases, refugees, non-proliferation and terrorism? How can we face the dire situation of a financial crisis of 2008 scale again and take joint actions?

Charge d 'affaires Li briefed on the important outcome of the meeting between two presidents of our nations in Osaka, elaborated on the significance of enhancing communication and dialogue, strengthening mutual trust , and broadening strategic consensus. He also emphasized that both sides at the next stage should focus on the implementation of the consensus of our leaders, expanding cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit, managing differences properly in the spirit of mutual respect, jointly advancing a U.S.-China relationship featuring coordination, cooperation and stability. Li also exchanged views with the participants on issues such as Taiwan, Xinjiang, economy and trade, defense policy and people-to-people exchanges, etc.

More than 20 Chinese and American experts and scholars attended this event.

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