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Chinese envoy calls on U.S. to find right way to get along with China

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WASHINGTON: In a turbulent world, China chooses Chinese modernization at home and forge a community with a shared future for mankind internationally, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng said on Saturday, calling the U.S. side to work with China and find a right way to get along in the new era, based on the principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation.

Xie made the remarks while delivering a speech titled “Chinese Modernization, a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind and China-U.S. Relations” during the opening ceremony of the Harvard Kennedy School China Conference 2024.

“The world is again at a crossroads. All countries are in the same boat. Amidst the raging torrents, we need to pull together, not pull apart. China’s choice is clear and firm: At home, we will focus on achieving Chinese modernization. Internationally, we will forge a community with a shared future for mankind,” Xie said.

He said a peaceful international environment is necessary for pursuing both Chinese modernization and building a community with a shared future for mankind, adding that a stable China-U.S. relationship is vital.

“At present, we are facing grave challenges in China-U.S. relations. Whether the younger generation can continue to enjoy the eight-decade-long peace and development as their parents did largely depends on whether China and the United States can find a right way to get along in the new era,” Xie said.

China is ready to make joint efforts with the U.S. side, live up to our mission, show good faith and sincerity and take concrete actions to implement the important consensus reached between the two heads of state and turn the “San Francisco vision” into reality, and steer the relationship forward along the track of sound, stable and sustainable development, he added.

Xie outlined five key points for boosting the China-U.S. relationship. He said the two sides should jointly develop the right perception of each other, manage disagreements effectively, advance mutually beneficial cooperation, shoulder responsibilities as major countries and promote people-to-people exchanges.

China-U.S. relations cannot go back to the old days, but the two countries can jointly usher in a brighter future for the relationship, Xie said, noting that the hope lies in the youth, who are known for vitality, creativity, and the will to act.

The ambassador encouraged American youth to travel the expanse of China with their own feet and see the true, dynamic and panoramic China; to put their heads together and contribute wisdom to how our two countries can get along well on this planet; and to spring into action and promote exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States to create a future of lasting peace and prosperity for all.

The theme of the conference this year is “Rebuilding Trust in Turbulent Times.” More than 300 people attended the conference, including representatives of the political, business and academic communities from both countries, faculty members and students of Harvard University and Chinese students in the United States.