San Francisco, 20 November 2023 (TDI): China and the United States (US) held a historic meeting in San Francisco where the heads of state achieved significant breakthroughs, leading to a new era of cooperation and understanding between the two nations.
President Xi Jinping emphasized the need for a fresh perspective in Sino-US relations, outlining a visionary framework that encompasses five key principles, collectively shaping the “San Francisco Vision” for the future.
Firstly, both nations pledged mutual respect and peaceful coexistence, acknowledging each other’s sovereignty and working collaboratively towards shared goals.
President Xi highlighted the importance of understanding each other’s bottom-line principles, emphasizing the need for a correct understanding and a partnership built on mutual respect.
Secondly, the leaders committed to effectively managing differences, recognizing the significance of understanding each other’s bottom-line principles.
They pledged to avoid unnecessary provocations, maintain open lines of communication, and handle differences and unforeseen incidents calmly. This commitment to effective management of differences will help avoid potential conflicts in the future.
Thirdly, the two nations are set to embark on a journey of mutually beneficial cooperation across various domains.
Diplomacy, economy, finance, commerce, agriculture, and more will witness enhanced collaboration, leveraging restored or newly established mechanisms.
This includes cooperation in critical areas such as drug control, judicial law enforcement, artificial intelligence, and science and technology.
The leaders expressed their commitment to fostering mutually beneficial cooperation that will benefit both countries.
Fourthly, China and the United States will jointly shoulder the responsibilities of major powers, strengthening coordination on international and regional issues.
The leaders are dedicated to providing more public goods to the world and aligning their initiatives for global stability and progress.
The two countries will leverage their strengths to tackle challenges that affect the global community, such as climate change and public health issues.
Lastly, cultural exchanges are poised to play a pivotal role in fostering understanding and friendship between the peoples of China and the United States.
Both nations expressed their commitment to encouraging and supporting increased exchanges and communication at various levels.
Cultural exchanges will help bridge the gap between the two nations and promote friendly relations between the peoples of China and the United States.
These “five commonalities” outlined by President Xi Jinping have laid a robust foundation for Sino-US relations, establishing five pillars that will guide future interactions and collaborations.
The “San Francisco Vision” marks a turning point in the diplomatic landscape, setting the stage for a constructive and cooperative relationship between China and the United States.
With the implementation of these principles, both nations can work together to address global challenges and build a better future for all.