Yang Jiechi tells US to meet half way to solve trade issues

Friday, February 09, 2018

State Councilor Yang Jiechi said in Washington Thursday that China and the United States could properly address bilateral trade issue through opening of markets and "making a bigger cake of cooperation."

While meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Yang said that China is committed to comprehensive reform at home, peaceful development and win-win cooperation.

Noting that keeping the positive momentum of China-U.S. relations is in line with the fundamental interests of the two peoples and the common aspirations of the international society, Yang said he hoped the U.S. side could meet China halfway to ensure the stable and healthy development of bilateral ties in the long run.

He said the China-U.S. economic and trade relations are reciprocal in nature.

He urged the two nations to cooperate on energy, infrastructure construction and the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as improve coordination on international economic concerns.

For his part, Tillerson said the U.S. is willing to work with China to fortify and expand reciprocal cooperation, and seek to solve bilateral economic and trade issues in a more effective manner, Xinhua reports.