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President Xi met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken

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Beijing, 26 April 2024 (TDI): President of China, Xi Jinping met with United State Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at the Great Hall of People in Beijing on Friday. 

President Xi while noting that this year marks 45th anniversary of China-US diplomatic relations, highlighted that over past 45 years the relationship has gone through winds and rains, and it has several important inspirations to offer. 

Xi emphasized that China and United States should be partners rather than rivals, help each other succeed rather than hurt each other, seek common ground and reserve differences rather than engage in vicious competition, and honor words with actions rather than say one thing but do the opposite. 

Furthermore, Chinese President said that he has proposed mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation to be the three overarching principles. They are both lessons learned from the past and a guide for the future. 

Moreover, he added that the planet is big enough to accommodate the common development and respective prosperity of China and the United States, but there are still issues to be addressed, which require further efforts.  

President Xi conveyed that Secretary’s visit this time was agreed upon between President Biden and him in their phone call several weeks ago. Xi said to Blinken, “I hope you will find it productive.”  

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Earlier this day, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during which the two leaders exchanged views over a wide range of topics. 

During the meeting, Wang Yi expressed that China’s attitude has always been consistent. China views and develops China-U.S. relations from the world vision of building a community with a shared future for humanity. 

He reiterated that China’s position has always been consistent. China adheres to the principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, and win-win cooperation, and commits to promoting the stable, healthy, and sustainable development of China-U.S. relations. 

Wang Yi said China’s request has always been consistent. China proposes to respect each other’s core interests and urges the U.S. side not to interfere in China’s internal affairs. 

Furthermore, he also expressed the US to not suppress China’s development, or cross China’s red lines when it comes to China’s sovereignty, security, and development interests. 

Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul is pursuing BS International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The arenas of diplomacy and foreign policy intrigue him to delve deep into analyzing the broader scenario of global affairs. Besides, the author is also exploring the field of media and journalism.

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