On May 10 and 11, 2011, President Hu Jintao's special representative and Vice Premier Wang Qishan met respectively in Washington with 20 lawmakers in the U. S. House of Representatives including Dave Camp, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Congressmen Charles Boustany and Rick Larsen who co-chair the U.S.-China Working Group in the lower chamber.
Wang told U.S. lawmakers that during the third round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, China and the U.S. delegations made earnest efforts to implement the consensus reached by Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Barack Obama in January during Hu's state visit to the U. S. and yielded substantial results. The two sides signed the U.S.-China Comprehensive Framework for Promoting Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth and Economic Cooperation, which will greatly advance the development of China-U. S. comprehensive economic partnership based on mutual benefit, he noted.
Wang said that with the expansion and deepening of China-U.S. economic ties, it's nothing unusual that clashes occur during their cooperation. The two countries should enhance communication and understanding to avoid politicizing economic issues. The vice premier noted that more and more American enterprises are making investment in China in recent years with increasing profits. Likewise, Chinese enterprises are expanding their investment in the U.S.. The fact bears it out that investment environment in China continues to improve, and economic cooperation between China and the U.S. benefits both countries, he said. Wang told the lawmakers that the Chinese government unswervingly continues its opening-up policy and creates favorable environment for foreign enterprises, including those of the U.S., to invest in China. He stressed that China does not pursue trade surpluses against the U.S., and is willing to import more American products. At the same time, Washington should relax high-tech exports control towards China, a move that is to benefit both sides, he added.
Lawmakers present at the meeting called the third S&ED a success. They recognized that U.S.-China relationship is very important given the significant status and influence the two countries have over the world. Lawmakers said they hope the two countries, through the mechanism of the S&ED, to strengthen communication and coordination on major economic issues, work together to solve problems in their economic cooperation, and further advance U.S.-China economic relationship.