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LinkAsia | Mar 19
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Hi, welcome to LinkAsia. I’m Yul Kwon. When the next leader of Asia’s biggest country visits the US, it gets plenty of attention. China’s vice president, Xi Jinping, is due to become head of China’s Communist party later this year. The highlight of the trip was a series of meetings in Washington, including a session with President Obama. Here’s how China’s CCTV covered this portion of his trip.
This meeting is described by analysts as important for the stable development of China-US ties.
Xi Jinping began the meeting by delivering a letter from Chinese President Hu Jintao, which calls for joint efforts to address opportunities and overcome difficulties. He said his visit was aimed at implementing the important consensus reached by the presidents of the two countries on promotion of bilateral ties.
The attitude towards the Taiwan issue always draws wide attention. Xi Jinping reiterated Beijing's position urging Washington to safeguard with concrete actions the peaceful development of ties across the Taiwan Strait and the overall development of China-US relations.
Receiving the Chinese vice president in the Oval Office, Obama reiterated Washington's adherence to the One-China policy. He also said that his country welcomes the peaceful rise of China.
As tensions have been building on trade ties between the two sides, how to ease them dominated talks between Xi Jinping and his counterpart, Joe Biden, earlier on Tuesday.
The Chinese vice president said that both countries should resort to dialogue instead of protectionism to address their trade and economic concerns. He emphasized that China-US economic and trade ties serve as ballast and propeller for overall bilateral relations, thus should preserve the basic pattern of neutral benefit and win-win results.
Xi Jinping said China and the US share broad common interests with everything to gain from cooperation. China supports the United States' effort to send 100,000 students to China for studies. Biden, for his part, said that the US administration has determined to renew and intensify the US role in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly its ties with China.
Xi Jinping began his 5-day official visit to the United States on Monday, as a guest of US Vice President Joe Biden.
CCTV also stressed how much pomp and ceremony Washington provided for their Chinese guest.