Historic ties between US, China run deep: Hillary

The US congratulates Chinese people on occasion of their 61st National Day.

Updated: Sep 30, 2010, 12:53 PM IST

Washington: Congratulating Chinese people on the occasion of their 61st National Day on October 01, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the historic ties between the people of the two countries run deep and they continue to bind them together.

"The historic ties between our people run deep, and they continue to bind us together," Hillary said in a statement.

"This year we have launched new efforts to promote educational and cultural exchanges, including our goal of sending 100,000 American students to China over the next four years to learn Mandarin and experience the hospitality of the Chinese people," she said.

Like millions of people from around the world, this year, Hillary said, she was privileged to attend the Shanghai World Expo and to see first-hand how much China has achieved in recent years.

Every visit offers fresh insights into the dynamism of this nation and the talents of its people, she added.

"I was also pleased to participate in the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, which is the premier forum for our shared efforts to build a positive, cooperative, and comprehensive relationship between our two countries," Hillary said.