Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said in Washington on the 18th that China and the United States must make correct strategic judgments on the future of bilateral relations and formulate clear development plans in order to continue to safeguard and promote the fundamental interests of the two peoples and the common well-being of the people of the world.
The Chinese American Overseas Chinese commemorated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States on the same day in Capitol Hill. Cui Tiankai made the above remarks when attending the event.
Focusing on the development of Sino-US relations, Cui Tiankai put forward four points of view: “enhance understanding, avoid misjudgment”, “respect each other, and dispose of differences”, “hold the direction, strengthen cooperation” and “comply the foundation and conform to the public opinion.”
He pointed out that actively promoting China-US relations based on coordination, cooperation and stability is the consensus reached by the two heads of state and also pointed out the direction for the development of bilateral relations. The common interests of China and the United States far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is far greater than friction. Cooperation is the only correct choice between China and the United States, and it is also the universal expectation of the international community. In the face of global issues such as terrorism, climate change, and public health, it is now more necessary than ever to cooperate closely and jointly.
Cui Tiankai said that it is normal for China and the United States to have different opinions. However, differences do not mean that they must be antagonistic. To be divided, we must respect each other, respect each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and respect the social system and development chosen by the other people. the way. He said that the Taiwan issue is the most important and sensitive issue in Sino-US relations. The one-China principle is the political basis for Sino-US relations. This red line cannot be exceeded.
“President Lincoln once said that the best way to predict the future is to create the future.” Cui Tiankai finally said that we must not allow contradictions and differences to define the current Sino-US relations, let alone prejudice and misjudgment to influence future Sino-US relations. The future of Sino-US relations begins with every judgment and decision in the present, and is in the hands of the two peoples, including overseas Chinese in the United States.