U.S. vice president says China's growth positive development to U.S., world

08:40, May 10, 2011      

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) speaks during the high-level dialogue between the United States and China in Washington D.C., the United States, May 9, 2011. The third round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue started in Washington D.C. on Monday. (Xinhua/Wang Fengfeng)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday that China's rising is a positive development not only for China but also for America and the world at large.

Addressing the opening session of the third round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, Biden said "We seek to cooperate to advance our mutual interests not only on economic growth that is strong, stable and balanced and trade that is free and fair, we seek cooperation to advance our mutual interests and a future that will come from an energy supply that is clean and secure."

"We are bound by much more than commerce. Over the last few decades our people have become increasingly linked through education, through work," he said.

He said the relationship between China and the U.S., and how the two countries manage it will shape the 21st century.

"It's a simple fact that when the United States and China are not at the table, the solutions...are less possible than when we are at the table," he said.

The two-day high level dialogue was upgraded from former Strategic Dialogue and Strategic Economic Dialogue, which were initiated by the two heads of state in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

During the following two days, both sides are expected to exchange opinions on overall, strategic and long-standing issues in the development of China-U.S. relations, as well as international and regional issues of common concern, in order to enhance understanding, strengthen mutual trust and step up cooperation.

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