Xi calls for trust between China, US

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Xi calls for trust between China, US

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L) speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sept 9, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping met with US President Barack Obama's national security advisor, Susan Rice, Tuesday and called for more strategic trust between the two countries.

"It has become more important than ever for China and the United States to work with each other as the international situation continues to undergo profound and complex changes," Xi said during the meeting.

He said China stands ready to build a new model of major-country relations with the United States based on non-confrontation, non-conflict, mutual respect and win-win cooperation to ensure bilateral ties move forward on a sustainable track.

Strategic trust constitutes a cornerstone for the "tower" of the new model, said the president.

The Chinese people are striving for the dream of national rejuvenation, which demands a peaceful and stable international environment, Xi said.

"China and the United States should increase dialogue, enhance mutual understanding, and respect and take care of each other's core interests and major concerns to appropriately address disputes and reduce friction," he said.

Xi said China and the United States share extensive common interests and both shoulder important responsibility for regional and global peace, stability and prosperity.

"There are many sectors where China and the United States should and can cooperate," said the president, highlighting trade, finance, infrastructure, security, and people-to-people exchanges.

Xi also urged the two sides to speed up negotiations of a bilateral investment treaty, cement military-to-military ties, strengthen communication and coordination on climate change, fighting against terrorism, and regional and global flash points.

Xi said he looks forward to President Obama's visit to China and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November.

Conveying Obama's greetings, Rice said the US president firmly believes that the US-China relationship is one of the most consequential relationships in the world and "that there is virtually no problem of global significance that cannot be better resolved when the United States and China are working together at the same table."

Rice pledged the United States commitment to cooperation and a new relationship with China.

She said the United States looks forward to candid dialogue with China to enhance mutual understanding, and managing differences to avoid impeding cooperation.

The United States values people-to-people ties with China and looks forward to strengthening those ties, said the national security advisor.

Rice said the United States hopes to strengthen practical cooperation and enhance communication in major international affairs with China.

She said President Obama is looking forward to both the APEC summit and his meeting with Xi.

Rice said she believes Obama's visit will further deepen the constructive partnership with China and benefit the people of the whole world, as well as of the two countries.

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