State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Visual Chinese data
On December 11, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the opening ceremony of the 2018 Symposium on International Situation and Chinas Diplomacy and delivered a speech.
Wang Yi said that Sino-US relations affect the eyes of the world and concern the interests of all countries. Faced with the negative trend of trade frictions provoked by the United States, China firmly defends national interests, national dignity and development rights, firmly upholds the rule-based multilateral trading system, and firmly pursues a mutually respectful, equal and honest dialogue solution. Not long ago, President Xi Jinping and President Trump met during the G-20 Leaders Summit. The two sides conducted in-depth strategic communication and agreed to jointly promote Sino-US relations based on coordination, cooperation and stability. They made plans to solve the existing problems between China and the United States and promote the healthy development of Sino-US relations. Discussions on economic and trade issues are constructive, effectively preventing further expansion and escalation of economic and trade frictions, promoting a return to the track of dialogue and consultation to solve problems, establishing a common goal of seeking win-win cooperation, and releasing positive and positive expectations.
Of course, as two great powers with different social systems, histories, cultures and levels of development, China and the United States inevitably have differences of one kind or another, and the current problems can not be solved overnight. At the same time, due to the increasingly close exchanges between the two sides and the high degree of integration of interests, it is impossible for China and the United States to completely decouple and isolate each other. This year is the 40 years since China and the United States issued the communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations. It is also the 40 years since China started its reform and opening up. These two historical processes have exerted great influence on the world. The tremendous achievements of Chinas reform and opening up far exceed the imagination of the world, and the tremendous development of Sino-US relations far exceeds the expectations of that year. Confucius, a sage in ancient China, said, Forty is not confused. The ups and downs of Sino-US exchanges over the past 40 years have taught us enough lessons and enlightenments, focusing on one point: the combination of the two benefits, the fight is injured. If China and the United States cooperate, they will benefit both countries and the world. If China and the United States confront each other, there will be no winners and the whole world will suffer. Today, people of insight in China and the United States should penetrate the fog and establish this valuable consensus; they should be free from interference and have this unmistakable determination. China will adhere to the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, its own peaceful development and win-win cooperation with other countries. The United States should get rid of the zero-sum game, take a more positive view of Chinas development, and constantly expand the win-win space and prospects for mutual benefit. It is not necessary to create new opponents artificially, but also to avoid the realization of self-prophecy.