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Clinton says U.S. committed to success of China

(Xinhua)

13:54, September 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that her country "is committed to the success of China" because it is also good for the United States.

The top U.S. diplomat voiced the commitment in a congratulatory message to the Chinese public ahead of China's National Day on Oct. 1.

"On behalf of President (Barack) Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of China as you celebrate your National Day this October 1," she said.

From Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit to the United States in January to the successful third round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in May, "the U.S. has shown a deep commitment to this important relationship," she added.

"Together, our two countries are seizing this moment in history and developing the positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship envisioned by our presidents," Clinton said.

"The United States is committed to the success of China, because a thriving China is good for America and a thriving America is good for China," she said.

She praised both the Chinese and Americans "for their hard work and ingenuity," adding that the two sides can find solutions to the most pressing global challenges through working together.

Clinton issued the message one week after Washington announced a 5.85-billion-U.S.-dollar package of arms sales to the Chinese island of Taiwan despite Beijing's strong opposition.

Attending a reception on Wednesday at the Chinese embassy in Washington, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns also struck a reconciliatory tone in his speech, saying that the United States welcomes the rise of a strong, prosperous and successful China that plays a bigger role in world affairs.

He also stressed that cooperation between the two countries would surely benefit both nations as well as the whole world, despite their differences on certain issues.

In another development, the U.S. State Department announced Thursday that Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, will visit China on Oct. 11 to hold the second round of the U.S.-China Consultations on the Asia-Pacific with Chinese vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai.

The first round of the consultations, an outcome of the third U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in May, was held in June in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The consultations "reflect the shared commitment expressed in the joint statements of our leaders to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship," the department said in a statement.

Campbell will also visit Japan, South Korea, Brunei and Thailand and stop in Hong Kong during the Oct. 5-11 Asian trip.

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Anthony Chane from Austr at 2011-10-04130.102.158.*
I am happy to read all these comments.I feel quite comfortable that we all chinese loveChina, no matter where they are their hearts still attach to their home country.I know the Chinese leaders are with wisdom. They are very smart to get the balance points in the political area.
PD User at 2011-10-01220.255.2.*
No matter what, never trust a word from US.In Asia, the US"s aim is to ensure that China, India, Japan and Vietnam kill and destroy one another. As for Russia, they will ensure that Europe take care and destroy Russia.They are wolves in Sheep skins.
Taiwans at 2011-09-30206.248.255.*
Taiwan will need Chinas help in the next two months to fourteen months, the Christian Supernaturals said Taipei and Taiwan would probably get the worst of the NEO Tsunami. Will China be there to help?
wende at 2011-09-3071.251.47.*
China does not need US help to ascend. Just leave China alone and treat Chinese with fairness in business dealings. Chinese leaders should act like Mao when faced with US aggression in the Korean war
helen at 2011-09-30175.142.201.*
Meanwhile this hypocrite and liar goes round Asian nations instigating them against China and luring them to join the United Sates in the military encirclement of China.This is her on-going job description in the US State Department.Many called her the "Black Widow of Washington" and they may be just right there.
  

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