The US does not view China's rise as a threat, and "it has more positives than negatives" in the US-China relations, said the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a press conference held in Beijing on July 10, 2005, according to International Finance News.
This is Rice's second visit to China as US Secretary of State within half a year, following the visit in March 2005. China is the first leg of her four-nation tour in Asia. Rice left Beijing for Thailand on the afternoon of July 10.
Rice said China is now in a transition period. A rising China will be an active force on the international political stage. The US-China relations have made great progresses in the past years and the bilateral economic and trade cooperation is healthy and energetic. China and the US have carried out effective cooperation in a wide range of fields and the two countries have common concerns on many international and regional issues. Some frictions between the two countries do not mean that the US views China as a threat. China, with rapid economic growth, is making contributions to the world economy. China's economic development is a good thing.
By People's Daily Online