Latest News:  

English>>Foreign Affairs

Chinese FM, U.S. secretary of state discuss ties over phone


08:54, February 06, 2013

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Tuesday held telephone talks with U.S. secretary of state John Kerry on bilateral ties.

Congratulating Kerry on his appointment as the new secretary of state, Yang said that, under the guidance of the two countries' leaders and with concerted efforts from both sides, China-U.S. relations had made steady progress over the past four years.

Currently, bilateral ties stood at a crucial juncture that linked past and future and were faced with fresh opportunities for further development, Yang said.

China stood ready to work with the U.S. to promote a cooperative partnership featuring mutual respect, mutual benefit and a win-win outcome and explore ways to foster a new type of inter-power relations, he said.

The two sides needed to maintain high-level exchanges, enhance dialogue, respect and accommodate each other's core interests and main concerns, advance mutual trust, expand cooperation and boost contacts and communication on major issues so as to better safeguard regional and world peace, stability and development, he said.

Kerry highlighted the importance of U.S.-China relations.

The United States was willing to advance exchanges and cooperation with China in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve a win-win outcome and maintain contacts and coordination on major regional and global issues, said Kerry, who started Monday his first day at the State Department as the country's 68th secretary of state.

Yang and Kerry also exchanged views on international and regional issues.

We Recommend:

How will John Kerry deal with China?

China urges respect for its territorial sovereignty

Japanese PM reiterates to mend ties with China

US looking for excuses for 'cyber army' expansion

Sino-Japan ties not easy to improve

Driving forces behind 'Chinese dream'

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:YaoChun、Zhang Qian)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Navy's ships in antisubmarine training

  2. Servicemen patrol in snowfield

  3. The world in photos (2013.1.28-02.03)

  4. Journeys provide unusual adventures

  5. $16,000 splash to be washed emperor-style

  6. Victims to get equal compensation

  7. Great snakes and the culture behind

  8. Hey, big cosmetics spender

  9. Export woes need for change in trade structure

  10. Boost expected for local cars

Most Popular


  1. Why does US plan to relax immigration policy?
  2. Egypt's relative calm not expected to last for long
  3. East or west, whose home is best?
  4. Dialogue and action can improve Sino-US ties
  5. A long journey that will help all women
  6. An easier ride, but for some only
  7. U.S. further placates Europe while turning to Asia
  8. China's year of challenges
  9. Rice imports not a threat to food security
  10. Getting workers their wages on time

What’s happening in China

A 9-year-old girl and her father are traveling to 31 major cities across China on foot and by hitchhiking.

  1. 10 sentenced in 'black jail' case
  2. Firework index to reduce pollution
  3. Rail passengers returning thousands of tickets
  4. Organs traffickers sentenced in Guangdong
  5. Police official being probed for fake ID