Xi Jinping: “If USA and China Consider Each Other Partners, Relations Will Improve”

The Chinese president explained this on the sidelines of a meeting with some US businessmen

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with a number of American businessmen and scholars in Beijing. Among the people who met with Xi Jinping on March 27 in the Chinese capital were Evan Greenberg, chairman of the National Committee on US-China Relations; Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of the Blackstone Group; Cristiano Amon, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm; Graham Allison, founder and dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council. Also, during his Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trip to San Francisco last November, Xi Jinping met with executives of important American companies, including Tesla, Apple, and Blackstone.

“The status of China-US relations, whether confrontation or cooperation, affects the well-being of the two peoples and the future of humanity,” the chairman commented, adding that “the success of China and the USA is an opportunity for both of us.”

As tensions between the two powers appear to be rising from the chip war to electric cars, hacking attacks, and Taiwan, Xi Jinping recalls: “As long as both sides treat each other as partners, with mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, and win-win cooperation, China-US relations will improve.”