Stability of China-U.S. ties benefits world

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(190722) -- NEW YORK, July 22, 2019 (Xinhua) -- People visit the 20th China Textile and Apparel Trade Show in New York, the United States, July 22, 2019. The 20th China Textile and Apparel Trade Show in New York opened on Monday in Manhattan's Javits Center, serving as a platform to showcase the latest industrial trends and help Chinese companies explore the U.S. market. Over 500 Chinese garment, fabric and textile companies are attending this year's trade show, which will run through Wednesday. Another 300 or so companies from 16 countries and regions also joined the show with an exhibition area of 30,000 square meters. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Peoples Daily

People’s Daily published an article under the penname of Guo Jiping on Dec. 31, saying that the phase-one trade deal reached between China and the U.S. is beneficial for China, U.S. and the peace and prosperity of the globe, especially when the world is in an extremely complicated environment.

The article pointed out that both sides of the Pacific, and even the whole world at large made immediate responses and welcomed the two countries to make a further step toward a solution as soon as China and the U.S. reached the phase-one trade deal upon the principle of equality and mutual respect.

It stressed that rains and storms are inevitable in major-country relations, but what makes the relations last is cooperation and mutual promotion, rather than confrontation and containment.

The article presented a fact one thats much easier to see after one year of trade frictions between the two major countries: as economy and technology make the world integrated, China and the U.S. see more intertwined interests.

Disputes are natural in cooperation, but supremacy cannot overthrow justice and rationality will always remain in existence. As a result, cooperation is always the best choice.

Facing the trade war initiated by the U.S., China will never surrender to any extreme pressure, and is always committed to safeguarding the core national interests and the fundamental interests of its people.

China never fears a trade war and is always open to trade talks. It has always stayed rational and calm. For the good of the common interests of the two countries and global trade order, and in a strenuous effort to push forward the economic and trade consultations, China remains committed to resolving issues through dialogue and consultation, responding to U.S. concerns with the greatest patience and sincerity, properly handling differences while seeking common ground, and overcoming obstacles to practical solutions.

The article reviewed the trip to China paid by late U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1972, saying the visit was an important enlightenment that marvelous strategic vision and remarkable political wisdom are a must for both the ice-breaking handshakes between the two sides of the Pacific and the current dispute control and management.

Referring to the win-win results of the Ping-Pong Diplomacy 40 years ago, the article cited remarks once made by the U.S. side that what matters more than to win table tennis games is the friendship between the Chinese and American people. It is a wise conclusion that is able to guide future generations.

Practices over the past 40 years proved that to create opportunities to maximize the common interests between China and the U.S. is the right choice, and to achieve common good for the world is the most worthwhile cause.

The article stressed that the phase-one trade deal between China and the U.S. explains that as long as the two countries stay committed to the general trend of cooperation and win-win results, and respect each others national dignity, sovereignty and core interests, they can overcome difficulties, promote the development of China-U.S.trade relations in new historical conditions, and benefit the two countries and their people.

China and the U.S. agreed on the text of a phaseone economic and trade agreement based on the principle of equality and mutual respect on Dec. 13, 2019. Spokesperson of Chinas Ministry of Commerce said on Dec. 19 that the two sides were working on necessary procedures regarding their phaseone trade deal and closely communicating on other follow-up matters.

(Guo Jiping is a well-known pen name used for People’s Daily editorials meant to outline China’s stance and viewpoints on major international issues.)

稳定的中美关系有利于世界

人民日报

人民日报1231日刊发署名为“国纪平”的评论文章,强调在当前国际环境极为复杂的背景下,中美达成第一阶段经贸协议有利于中国,有利于美国,有利于整个世界和平和繁荣。

文章指出,当中美双方在平等和相互尊重基础上达成第一阶段经贸协议,太平洋两岸,乃至整个世界,市场立时作出积极反应,欢迎双方朝着解决问题的方向前进一步。

文章强调,大国之交,难免风雨。主心骨是什么?彼此合作而不是彼此冲突,相互促进而不是相互遏制。

文章指出,今天,审视持续一年多的中美经贸摩擦,人们更能理解这样的现实:经济和技术把世界连成了一体,中美利益更加交融。合作中难免出现分歧,但强权压不垮正义,理性须臾不能缺席,合作才是最好的选择。美方挑起对华贸易战,中方决不屈服于任何极限施压,坚决捍卫国家核心利益和人民根本利益。“打”,不畏惧;“谈”,有耐心。中方始终保持理性、冷静,从维护两国共同利益和世界贸易秩序大局出发,坚持通过对话协商解决问题,以最大的耐心和诚意回应美方提出的关切,以求同存异的态度妥善处理分歧,克服各种困难,提出务实解决方案,为推动双边经贸磋商作出艰苦努力。

文章回顾了1972年美国总统尼克松的访华之旅,指出此访带给人们的重要启示——无论是当年打破隔绝的坚冰、实现跨越太平洋的握手,还是当下克服困难、管控分歧,都需要非凡的战略眼光,卓越的政治智慧。

文章称,40多年前,“乒乓外交”为什么能够带来“共赢”?美方曾经感慨:“这里有一个最大的赢者,它比谁赢乒乓球赛更为重要。这个最大的赢者……就是美中两国人民之间的友谊。”这是能够启发后世的智慧结论。40多年来的实践反复证明,为中美共同利益最大化创造机遇才是正路,让世界各国共赢才是值得追求的至大无外的赢。

文章最后强调,中美达成第一阶段经贸协议的事实已说明,只要双方始终把握中美经贸合作互利共赢的主流,始终尊重对方国家尊严、主权、核心利益,就能够克服前进中出现的困难,在新的历史条件下推动中美经贸关系向前发展,造福两国和两国人民。

20191213日,中美双方在平等和相互尊重基础上达成第一阶段经贸协议。1219日,中国商务部新闻发言人高峰表示,中美正就第一阶段经贸协议签署等后续工作密切沟通。

(“国纪平”是人民日报著名评论栏目,一般围绕重大的国际问题,阐释中国立场和观点)