|Ambassador Zhang Yesui Attended USCBC Reception|
On June 2, Ambassador Zhang Yesui attended the reception hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) and delivered remarks on China-US relations.
Ambassador Zhang said that on April 12 President Hu Jintao and President Barack Obama held a productive and constructive meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit. The broad agreements reached by the two presidents set the tone for the bilateral relations in the next phase. Ambassador Zhang noted that the second China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED II) was successfully concluded in Beijing last week. China and the United States also held consultations and dialogues on investment, energy, environment, and human rights. What has happened shows that the interests of China and the US are closely connected and there is great potential for enhancing cooperation. A proper solution to the differences through dialogue and consultation on the basis of mutual respect and accommodation of each other's concerns is the key to the steady growth of China-US relations. Ambassador Zhang expressed the hope that the friends from all walks of life in the United States will continue to show their interest in and support to China-US relationship and promote the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Mr. Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of the Coca-cola Company, who is the new Chair of the USCBC Board of Directors, said in his remarks that the world needs a strong Chinese economy, a strong US economy as well as an enduring and strong US-China relationship. The world needs these three things.
Before the reception, Ambassador Zhang had a discussion with members of the Board and shared with them the current state of China-US relations and the S&ED II.
Minister Xie Feng, Minister Liu Guangyuan and some other officials of the Chinese Embassy, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former US Secretaries of Commerce Barbara Franklin, William Daley, former US Trade Representatives Carla Hills and Susan Schwab, former Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, and General Counsel of the US Department of Commerce Cameron Kerry also attended the reception.