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Chinese VP ends Washington trip, reunites with old friends in Iowa

By Wu Liming, Zhou Xiaozheng (Xinhua)

09:23, February 17, 2012

DES MOINES, the United States, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Wednesday wrapped up his trip to Washington and flew to Iowa to reunite with old friends he got to know 27 years ago.

On Wednesday morning, Xi visited the Capitol Hill to meet with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority leader Mitch McConnell. Later, he met House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner.

At midday, Xi attended a luncheon hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the U.S.-China Business Council.

Xi said in his speech that China and the United States should increase strategic mutual trust, respect each other's core interests and major concerns, and conduct positive interactions in the Asia-Pacific.

He said China welcomes a constructive role by the United States in promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific.

"At the same time, we hope the United States will respect the interests and concerns of China and other countries in this region," Xi said.

On economic cooperation, Xi called on the United States to adjust its economic policies and structure to address the China-U.S. trade imbalance.

Over the past 33 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, China-U.S. trade has increased by over 180 times, reaching 446.6 billion U.S. dollars last year. The volume is expected to top 500 billion dollars this year.


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