Chinese vice president urges to remove disturbance in China-U.S. ties
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (1st R) meets with a U.S. bipartisan delegation led by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Williamson in Beijing, capital of China, on April 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Thursday urged to remove "disturbance" in the China-U.S. relationship to promote long-term, healthy and stable bilateral ties.
Xi made the remarks while meeting with a U.S. bipartisan delegation led by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Williamson.
The governments, parties and politicians of both China and the United States should "learn from history, cherish current opportunities, march with the times and take a broad view of bilateral ties," Xi said.
Xi said he hoped the two sides will overcome difficulties and remove disturbances to improve bilateral ties for the benefit of the two nations and the world.
The 18-member U.S. delegation is in Beijing to attend the first high-level dialogue with the Communist Party of China (CPC), which was held on Wednesday.
It is also the first time the two U.S. political parties have sent a bipartisan delegation to China.