Source Title: Cui Tiankai: China and the United States should open up a bright future for bilateral relations and human society
Washington, January 27 (Xinhua) Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said on the 27th that Sino US relations are at a new historical juncture. The two countries should enhance mutual trust, maintain dialogue, promote cooperation, deepen exchanges, and work together to open up a bright future for bilateral relations and human society.
On the same day, Cui Tiankai attended and delivered a speech at the “42 years of Sino US Contact: past achievements, future adjustments” dialogue jointly held by the Chinese people’s Association for peace and disarmament and the Carter Center of the United States. He said that in the 42 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, the two countries have broken the ice of the cold war, transcended ideological differences, and continuously deepened mutually beneficial cooperation, which has not only brought great benefits to the two peoples, but also effectively promoted world peace, stability and prosperity.
Cui Tiankai pointed out that at the new historical juncture, China and the United States are once again facing a major choice. The two countries must be closely linked and rebuild respect, trust and normal relations. As the United States strives for unity, healing and repair, I wish the United States every success. I also hope that integrity, honesty, respect and foresight can return to the US China policy.
Cui Tiankai said that China and the United States should trust each other and not misjudge each other. Both China and the United States can benefit from each other’s prosperity and development. The two countries can compete, but they need not be rivals. They should become partners. He stressed that it is a serious strategic miscalculation to regard China as a strategic and hypothetical enemy. If policies are formulated on this basis, major strategic mistakes will be made.
Cui Tiankai said that China and the United States need dialogue, not confrontation. The differences and differences between China and the United States exist objectively. On the basis of equality and mutual respect, the two sides should have a frank dialogue, listen to each other, increase trust and resolve doubts. He stressed that China has no room for compromise on issues related to China’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity. He hoped that the US side would respect China’s core interests and not challenge China’s red line.
Cui Tiankai said that China and the United States should cooperate rather than fight. Cooperation is the only right choice. China looks forward to strengthening cooperation with the United States in tackling climate change and combating epidemic diseases. China and the United States also urgently need to strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination, jointly prevent and resist international economic and financial risks, and inject confidence into the world economy.
Cui Tiankai said that China and the United States should communicate, not be isolated. The destruction of people to people and cultural exchanges between China and the United States is distressing, causing worries and doubts among Chinese students, scholars, tourists and entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, nothing can sever the friendly exchanges between the Chinese and American people. He believes that in the 21st century, there is no place where “McCarthyism” is rampant, and no force can push the Chinese and American people back to the era of isolation.