Vice-Premier Liu Yandong attends a reception at the Chinese embassy in Washington, for the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, on Sept 27, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]
WASHINGTON — China’s development in the past 68 years has not only benefited the Chinese people but also contributed to maintaining world peace and promoting common development, visiting Vice-Premier Liu Yandong said in Washington on Sept 27.
Addressing a reception of the Chinese embassy in Washington for the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Liu said the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to be held next month is an event of milestone significance for China’s development.
China will adhere to the path of development suited to its national conditions and people-centered development, Liu said. She said the country will continue to push forward reform and innovation, stick to a path of peaceful development, pursue a mutual beneficial and win-win strategy in its opening up and develop friendly and cooperative relations with other countries. Liu added that China will work with the nations of the world to create a community of shared future for humankind.
Noting that the China-US relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world, Liu said both sides should implement important consensuses reached by President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump, respect each other, achieve reciprocity and mutual benefit, focus on cooperation and manage differences, so as to ensure sound and stable development of bilateral ties.
Liu also said that China will work with the United States to prepare for Trump’s visit to China later this year to make it a success, which will inject impetus to development of bilateral relations.
People-to-people exchanges have always played a unique and important role in promoting China-US relations, she said.
She urged the two sides to seek common ground, continue to push forward people-to-people exchanges and promote mutual understanding and friendship, in order to lay the foundation for the development of bilateral relations.