Hu`s visit has far-reaching influence on Sino-US ties: China

Chinese President Hu Jintao`s four-day visit to US bore rich results.

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2011, 19:10 PM IST

Beijing: Chinese President Hu Jintao`s four-day visit to US bore rich results and cast a far-reaching influence not only on bilateral ties but upon the whole world,
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Sunday.

"In summary, the just concluded visit of Chinese
President achieved rich results and cast a far-reaching
influence not only upon the two countries themselves but upon
the whole world," Yang told state-run Xinhua news agency while
summing up the gains of the visit.

In his talks with President Barack Obama, Hu stressed
that as heavyweight players on the world stage, China and the
US should push forward their positive, cooperative and
comprehensive relationship through new approaches, new moves
and new spirits, Yang said.

Hu returned yesterday after a four-day visit.
The visit took place when the international situation
was witnessing deep and complicated changes, and the China-US
relationship was forging ahead with increasing momentum while
inevitably encountering some differences and disputes, he
said.

Against such a backdrop, the Chinese President held
frank and in-depth talks with Obama, and many other senior
political figures, and reached important consensus on
bilateral relations and a host of major regional and global
affairs, Yang said.

During the tightly scheduled trip, which saw Hu attend
nearly 20 events in Washington and Chicago within 68 hours,
the Chinese leader also reached out to the US public,
conveying China`s determination to advance China-US ties,
highlighting China`s commitment to peaceful development and
presenting China`s image of peace, development, opening-up and
progress, Yang said.

Hu also underscored the need to develop a political
relationship that featured equality, mutual trust and the
precept of seeking common ground while reserving differences,
to deepen their comprehensive, cooperative, mutually
beneficial and win-win economic ties.

The Chinese leader also highlighted the need to
cooperate in meeting global challenges, to promote friendly
exchanges between the two peoples and to establish a pattern
of high-level contact based on in-depth communication and
candid dialogue.

China, Hu said, was ready to work together with the US
to build on past progress, properly handle sensitive issues,
jointly secure a sustained, healthy and steady development of
bilateral ties and create a new landscape of their
cooperation.

Yang said Hu`s visit injected new impetus into the growth of bilateral relations and Obama fully agreed to the
president`s proposals.

He said Beijing and Washington should hold on tight to
the main theme of dialogue and cooperation, protect their
relations from negative influence by accidental and sporadic
events and steer the relationship through disturbances and
challenges toward a better future.

Yang said the China-US cooperative partnership could
not be built up without the strong support of mutually
beneficial economic cooperation and Hu’s appeal to the US side
to relax its restrictions on high-tech exports to China, offer
an environment of fair competition to Chinese enterprises
investing in the US, and adopt active measures to recognise
China`s full market economy status.

PTI