Ambassador Cui Tiankai Addressed the 2018 Gala Dinner of the National Committee on US-China Relations
2018/11/20

 

Ambassador Cui Tiankai addressed the 2018 Gala Dinner of the National Committee on US-China Relations in New York on November 15.

Ambassador Cui pointed out that this year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up as well as the 40th anniversary of the China-US Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations. Thanks to the joint efforts from both sides over the past four decades, China-US relations have on the whole maintained stability and kept making historic progress. China is committed to the path of peaceful development, a basic state policy that has never changed and will not change in the future. China’s goal has always been to meet the people’s growing aspiration for a better life. Internationally, China will continue to work with other countries, including the United States, to build a community with a shared future for mankind.

Ambassador Cui stressed that China and the United States are key cooperation partners in their respective development, a fact that cannot be denied. The two sides need to approach their relations in a way relevant to the trends of the 21st century in the principle of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, so as to further grow their relations.

Ambassador Cui thanked the National Committee on US-China Relations, former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, Chairman and CEO of Starr Companies Maurice Greenberg and other organizations and people for their contribution to China-US relations over the years. He called on people from various sectors to continue to support China-US relations to the benefit of both countries and peoples.

More than 400 people from the governments, businesses and academic communities of China and the United States attended the event. China’s new Consul General in New York Huang Ping, former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, Commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral Philip Davidson, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Laura Stone, Chairman of the National Committee on US-China Relations Carla Hills, and President of the Committee Stephen Orlins also attended the Gala dinner.

 

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