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Good outcomes hoped for China-U.S. trade consultations: Chinese Premier

2019-03-15 14:27

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   Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the press after the conclusion of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2019. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

   BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Good outcomes are hoped to be delivered out of the economic and trade consultations between China and the United States, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

   China hopes the talks will deliver win-win results and mutual benefits, Li said at a press conference after the conclusion of the annual session of China's national legislature.

   "I believe this is also what the whole world would like to see," he said.

   China and the united states have become closely intertwined through years of development and cooperation, it is neither realistic nor possible to decouple the two economies, he said.

   "I believe we need to continue to follow the principles of cooperation instead of confrontation, mutual respect, equality, and mutual benefits to advance bilateral relations, including economic and trade ties, to deliver concrete benefits to people of the countries," he said.

   Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who also comes as the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin co-chair the formal opening of a fresh round of high-level economic and trade talks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Feb. 21, 2019. China and the United States on Thursday morning kicked off here a fresh round of high-level economic and trade talks. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

   China has confidence that the two peoples have the wisdom and capability to diffuse and manage their differences to pursue steady and sound development of China-U.S. relationship, he added.

   Despite twists and turns, Li said the overall relationship between China and the United States will forge ahead, as their shared interests far outweigh differences. 


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