China, U.S. pledge to improve strategic dialogue

17:00, September 07, 2010      

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Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo holds talks with two senior White House advisers, National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers and Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 7, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Senior officials from China and the United States met Tuesday pledging to improve strategic dialogue and mutual trust.

"Strategic trust is the basis of China-US cooperation," Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo said when meeting visiting US National Economic Council Chairman Larry Summers and Deputy National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Dai said China was ready to work with the United States to increase official contact, expand cooperation and properly handle disputes and sensitive issues in a bid to push forward China-US relations in a sustained, healthy and stable way.

U.S. President Barrack Obama fully understands the importance of Sino-U.S. ties, Summers and Donilon said. They said President Obama was dedicated to developing relations with China in a positive, cooperative and comprehensive manner.

Dai reiterated China's adherence to the position that Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Obama set on developing a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship between China and the United States in the new century.

The idea of a strong, prosperous and successful China playing a greater role in the world was welcomed by the United States, Summers and Donilon emphasized during the meeting.

The pair said a sound Sino-U.S. relationship was good for both countries and the world generally.

Dai and the U.S. officials exchanged views on major regional and international issues.

Summers and Donilon met with a number of senior Chinese officials on Monday, including Vice Premier Wang Qishan, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

They will meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Tuesday afternoon. Chinese President Hu Jintao will also meet them in Beijing.

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