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A rising China good for U.S., Hillary Clinton says

(Xinhua)

14:34, March 08, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday praised the progress of U.S.-China relations in the past 40 years, while denying that the United States wants to contain China's rise.

"There is no contradiction between a rising China and the interests of the U.S.. A rising China is good for America and a thriving America is good for China," she said.

Clinton made the remarks at a symposium held at the U.S. Institute of Peace to mark the 40th anniversary of former U.S. President Richard Nixon's historic trip to China in 1972.

More than 100 current and former U.S. government officials, experts and entrepreneurs attended the event entitled "The Week That Changed The World," referring to Nixon's stay in China. His visit not only changed the two countries, but also had a global impact.

Clinton praised the great progress China has since achieved in transforming itself from a deeply isolated and impoverished country to the second largest economy in the world.

Hundreds of millions of Chinese have been lifted out of poverty, while big Chinese cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, have turned into bustling, fast-paced 24-hour centers of commerce and culture, Clinton said. Also, China has successfully hosted the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2010 Shanghai Expo, which turned out to be "very successful coming-out parties," she said.

China, which was virtually outside of the international order four decades ago, has now become "a rising geopolitical power" that is having increasing influence in nearly every corner of the world and all major international organizations, the top U.S. diplomat said.

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Raj at 2012-03-0959.161.166.*
American leaders are great businessmen.If they praise china i think there must be great reason.Becareful china I think they planned to get your support to destroy some country or to decease your society.
Hammad Sethi at 2012-03-0992.40.254.*
It is interesting and worth noticing that enemies of the Chinese world are also the enemies of the Muslim world, and the friends of the Muslim world are also the friends of the Chinese world. The US attempt to retain its leadership of the world is understandable.
  

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