Premier puts forward proposals for closer China-U.S. ties

09:28, September 24, 2010      

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  Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao gives a speech at a welcoming banquet hosted by U.S. friendly organizations in New York on Sept. 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

  Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao put forward a package of proposals here Wednesday as part of the efforts to ensure that China-U.S. relations move forward on the right track and toward a better future.

  Wen hailed the development of the China-U.S. ties over the last 10 years, which witnessed the steady improvement and continuous deepening of relations. He said that the two sides should boost strategic mutual trust, respect each other's interests, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation, and expand people-to-people exchanges.

  In a speech entitled "To Create A Bright Future for the China-U.S. Relations Jointly in the New Era," while addressing a night banquet held in his honor by some U.S. friendly organizations, Wen confirmed by facts and figures that China is still a developing country, and reiterated that China's basic policy of economic reforms and opening-up remain unchanged and will never chance, and that China will stick unremittingly to the pursuing of peaceful development as it bears on the fate of the nation.

  He also touched upon some hot issues concerning China-U.S. relations, including China's trade surplus, the exchange rate of China's yuan, and China's investment environment at the banquet hosted by the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations and the U.S.-China Business Council.

  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were present at the banquet.


  China has never pursued surplus in trade, and the trade surplus is not to blame for high U.S. jobless rate, Wen said.

  The interests of both China and the United States are not limited to commodity trade alone, but cover two-way investment, service trade and other areas of economic cooperation, he said.

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