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Full text: Chinese Outcome List of the Meeting Between the Chinese and U.S. Presidents in Hangzhou

Editor: zhenglimin 丨Xinhua

09-04-2016 18:32 BJT

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8. Recognizing the important role China-U.S. trade and economic cooperation is playing at the subnational level, China and the United States are to further the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the Department of Commerce of the United States of America and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China to Establish a Framework to Promote Cooperation at the Subnational Level on Trade and Investment between China and the United States signed by the two governments during 26th Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, strengthen bilateral communication and coordination through China's Ministry of Commerce, the Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in the United States, U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in China, and other stakeholders to jointly support, where appropriate, the exchanges of the trade and investment groups and relevant promoting activities under the MOU framework.

9. China and the United States commit to promote the dissemination of public-private partnership best practices to their respective subnational government entities and to further strengthen communication and information exchange in the area of public service facilities investment and operation.

10. The United States reiterated its commitment to encourage and facilitate export of commercial high technology items to China for civilian end-users and for civilian end-uses. Both sides reiterated their commitments to continue detailed and in-depth discussion of export control issues of mutual interest through the China-U.S. High Technology and Strategic Trade Working Group.

11. China and the United States reaffirm the central role of the WTO in today's global economy, and commit to enhance communication and coordination on WTO issues. Both sides remain committed to advance negotiations on the remaining Doha Development Agenda issues as a matter of priority and are determined to work together to further strengthen the multilateral trading system. Both sides also note that a range of issues, such as those addressed in various regional trade agreements and by the B20, may be of common interest and importance to today's global economy, and thus may be legitimate issues for discussions in the WTO, without prejudice to respective positions relating to possible negotiations in the future.

12. Recognizing the importance of an efficient aviation system to the safe and secure transport of people and goods, and the strategic role that air transport plays in overall economic development, China and the United States commit to take individual and joint steps to address air transport system challenges. China-U.S. aviation cooperation should be based on mutual benefit and the whole-of-government approach established at the June 2016 Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The two sides commit to strengthen exchanges and cooperation on the following areas:

-- The two sides acknowledge the importance of safety oversight and economic regulation to the development of air transportation and commit to pursue activities related to new and enhanced cooperation in these areas by civil aviation authorities.

-- Building on existing civil aviation cooperation between China and the United States, the two sides commit to conduct exchanges and explore cooperation on priority topics of mutual interest such as enhancing the efficiency of civil aviation and development of general aviation under technical assistance provided by the U.S. Trade & Development Agency.

13. Military-to-Military Relations: The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to implementing the consensus reached by their national and military leaders, enhancing strategic dialogue, deepening practical cooperation, strengthening risk management, avoiding unexpected incidents, and promoting the sustained and smooth development of China-U.S. military relations. The two sides stressed the significance of military practical cooperation in enhancing mutual trust and expanding common interests, and agreed to continue deepening the exchanges and cooperation in the areas of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR), counter-piracy, search and rescue, military health-care and UN peace-keeping, etc. The two sides will continue to jointly hold the HA/DR exercises and relevant exchanges, and launch consultation on the establishment of dialogue mechanism between their joint staff departments. The two sides agreed to have further exchange of views on international counter-terrorism issues. The military medicine departments of the two sides will co-host the 1st China-U.S. military medical experts exchange on acupuncture therapy in China in 2017, and co-host the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) in China in 2018. At the invitation of the U.S. side, China will send a delegation to participate in a bilateral workshop on submarine rescue to be held in the U.S..

The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to implementing the two MOUs regarding confidence building measures signed by the Chinese Ministry of National Defense and the U.S. Department of Defense, namely The Notification Mechanism of Major Military Activities and the Rules of Behavior for safety of Air and Maritime Encounters (ROB), in an active and strict manner. The two sides agreed to conduct joint training and seminar on familiarization and utilization of ROB within this year, when Chinese naval ships make port call in the U.S..

14. Cyber Security: Both sides shared the view that China and the United States have common interests and responsibilities in cyberspace. Both sides reaffirmed the consensus reached by the two heads of state during President Xi's visit to the U.S. in September 2015, and agreed to continue to enhance cooperation in this area and jointly tackle challenges. The two sides highly commended the outcomes of the 2nd China-U.S. High-Level Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues in June 2016, and decided to hold the third China-U.S. High Level Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues in Washington D.C. in December 2016. Both sides recognized the outcome of the seminar on cyber security protection in August 2016, and decided to hold the Illegitimate Usage of Technology and Communication Assisting Violent Terrorism Activities Forum in October. The two sides recognized the value of the inaugural meeting of the Senior Experts Group on International Norms in Cyberspace and Related issues, and decided to hold the 2nd round of the Senior Experts Group meeting within 2016.

15. Law Enforcement Cooperation: Both sides commended the outcomes of their law enforcement cooperation in recent years, and agreed to continue to deepen and strengthen law enforcement cooperation including fugitives repatriation and criminal assets recovery, by utilizing the Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) as the principal mechanism of bilateral law enforcement cooperation. The two sides will hold consultations on the issue of recognition and enforcement of forfeiture judgments with the aim of reaching proper arrangements. The two sides agreed to hold the 14th plenary session of the JLG in China in fall of 2016. The Ministry of Public Security of China and the Department of Homeland Security of U.S. will hold a minister-level meeting in Washington D.C. in December 2016. The two sides decided to deepen and enhance cooperation on counter-narcotics law enforcement, and agreed to routinely exchange lists of controlled synthetic drugs and their analogs, and jointly tackle challenges posed by new drugs.

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