Chinese New Year’s Eve on February 11, President Xi Jinping talked with US President Biden on the phone. The two heads of state paid a New Year call to each other on the Spring Festival of the Year of the Ox in China, and exchanged in-depth views on bilateral relations and major international and regional issues.
Biden wishes the Chinese people a happy and prosperous Spring Festival. Xi Jinping once again congratulated Biden on his formal assumption of the presidency of the United States, and wished the Chinese and American people a happy New Year and auspicious Year of the Ox.
Xi Jinping pointed out that in the past half century or so, one of the most important events in international relations has been the recovery and development of Sino-US relations.
Although there have been many twists and turns and difficulties during this period, it has generally continued to move forward and achieved fruitful results, benefiting the two peoples and promoting world peace, stability and prosperity.
If China and the United States cooperate, it will benefit both sides, and if they fight, it will hurt both sides.
Cooperation is the only correct choice for both sides. Sino-US cooperation can do many important things that are beneficial to the two countries and the world. The confrontation between China and the United States is certainly a disaster for the two countries and the world.
Xi Jinping stressed that at present, Sino-US relations are at an important juncture. Promoting the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations is the common expectation of the two peoples and the international community.
As you said, the biggest characteristic of the United States is possibility. It is hoped that this possibility will develop in a direction conducive to the improvement of relations between the two countries.
The two countries should work together and move towards each other, adhere to the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, focus on cooperation, control differences, promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations, bring more tangible benefits to the two peoples, and fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, promote the recovery of the world economy and maintain regional and Peace and stability make its due contribution.
Xi Jinping stressed that China and the United States will have different views on some issues.
The key is to treat each other with mutual respect and equality, and properly control and deal with them in a constructive way.
The diplomatic departments of the two countries can communicate deeply on a wide range of issues in bilateral relations and major international and regional issues.
The economic, financial, law enforcement, military and other departments of the two countries can also carry out more contacts.
China and the United States should re-establish various dialogue mechanisms to accurately understand each other’s policy intentions and avoid misunderstanding and misjudgment.
It is necessary to distinguish which differences are well controlled; which are meaningful for cooperation and jointly promote the track of cooperation.
Taiwan, Hong Kong-related, Xinjiang-related issues are China’s internal affairs, which are related to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The United States should respect China’s core interests and act cautiously.
Xi Jinping stressed that in the face of the current uncertain international situation, China and the United States, as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, bear special international responsibilities and obligations.
The two sides should follow the world trend, jointly maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, and make historic contributions to promoting world peace and development.
Biden said that China is a country with a long history and a great civilization, and the Chinese people are great people.
The United States and China should avoid conflict and cooperate in a wide range of areas such as climate change.
The United States is willing to carry out frank and constructive dialogue with China in a spirit of mutual respect to enhance mutual understanding and avoid misunderstanding and misjudgment.
The capitals of the two countries believe that today’s call will send a positive signal to the world, and the two sides agreed to maintain close contact on Sino-US relations and issues of common concern.