Xi calls for concerted China-US effort to advance ties

The guests included Mark Zuckerberg, who is try ing to persuade the Chinese government to lift a ban on Fa cebook, the company he foun ded, and Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, which sells more iPhones in China than in any other country. “I indicated that it has to stop”, Obama said in a press conference with Xi today. To solve various global challenges, including the recent refugee crisis in Europe, the fundamental solutions lie in seeking peace and realizing development.


Xi described China and the United States as “highly complementary economically” and said there was a “huge potential for further cooperation”.

He said the United States and China, with a quarter of the global opulation and one-third of the world’s economic aggregate, will make greater achievements in cooperation than other countries. If anything, President Xi Jinping’s visit shows that tech is more politically relevant than ever.

Xi said the two countries should continue to respect and learn from each other, and called for a “new historic chapter in US-China relations”.

Both countries have sought to emphasize areas where they do agree, most notably on climate change.

Xi agreed that the USA and China would not “knowingly support” cybertheft, promising to abide by the “norms of behavior” in cyberspace.

At a special round table organised by China and the United Nations and presided over by Xi later in the day, the president said developing countries should combine their complementary advantages.

My state visit to the United States is an unforgettable journey.

Mr Obama said that he and Mr Xi had reached a “common understanding” on stopping cyber aggression by either side.

Xi said the two sides have different “historical processes and realities” but that China stands ready to hold dialogue on human rights issues with US.

The USA and China have reached an agreement to solve their cyber issues, with both nations committing to making efforts to curb economic cyberespionage.

On the sidelines of the summit, Xi is to chair the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, and chair the High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation co-hosted by China and the UN.

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping promoted new agreements Friday on cybersecurity and climate that they said could yield breakthroughs for their nations.

Micheal O’hanlon, director of foreign policy research at the Brookings Institution, said that though he remained “a bit dubious”, he thought that the consensus on fighting cyber crimes was a potentially “path-breaking agreement”.


The announcement came amid initial uncertainty, especially from U.S. watchers about China’s willingness to participate in the UN-established world order that was largely formulated by western powers after World War II. I also extend my cordial greetings to all the friends present and through you to all those across American society who take a strong interest in China-US relationship and support its growth.

Xi Jinping is giving a speech during the UN summit in New York