China, US vow to strengthen ties


Chinese President Xi Jinping today vowed to work with the US for healthy and stable development of bilateral ties, calling cooperation the “correct” choice for both the countries.

“We should properly handle and manage sensitive issues to promote the healthy and stable development of sino-US relationship from a new start,” Xi told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson here.

Cooperation is the “only correct” choice for both the countries, Xi said apparently referring to anti-China rhetoric by US President Donald Trump.

Trump had branded China a currency manipulator stealing American jobs and also threatened to impose 45 per cent tariffs on Chinese goods.
Ahead of Tillerson’s visit to China, Trump also put out a tweet to criticise Beijing’s role in dealing with North Korea.

“North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been playing the United States for years. China has done little to help,” Trump tweeted.

However, Tillerson yesterday held lengthy round of “frank and candid” talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

After talks, Tillerson said the US would work with China to deal with threats posed by North Korea, which is also a close ally of Beijing.  Read more

Credits:economictimes.indiatimes.com

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