New envoy urges US to move in same direction with China on ties

Xie Feng (center), the new Chinese ambassador to the United States, waves to media upon his arrival at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York on May 23, 2023. (LIAO PAN / CHINA DAILY)

WASHINGTON – The new Chinese Ambassador to the United States has urged Washington to move in the same direction with China and jointly explore the right way to get along.

During a meeting with US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland on Thursday, Xie Feng said that the China-US relationship bears on the well-being of both peoples and the future of the world.

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He expressed his hope that the US side will move in the same direction with China, take concrete actions to deliver on the important common understandings between President Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden, and explore the right way to get along with each other in the new era.

It is important to uphold the principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation, enhance dialogue, manage differences and promote cooperation, so as to bring China-US relations back to the right track, said Xie.

Welcoming Xie to his new post, Nuland said the US State Department is ready to provide convenience and support for him to perform his duties.

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The two sides also exchanged views on issues of common interest and agreed to maintain close communication.