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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes productive trip to Beijing

Editor: Qian Ding 丨CCTV.com

03-22-2017 16:12 BJT

By Christina Kitova, founder and CEO of Certiculus Media, based in Toronto-area

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday to strengthen diplomatic relations between the US and China. He said US President Donald Trump is scheduling a trip to China, since he values the significance of China in the global trade and diplomacy arena.

Beijing appeared receptive, seeking to boost business and trade ties between, which can build long lasting strategic partnerships and win-win initiatives.

Tillerson met behind closed doors with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Afterwards, Chinese and US officials had emerged with vibrant enthusiasm on the likelihood for better US business deals with China.

Nonetheless, Pyongyang's nuclear issue was a hot-button topic for the two sides, due to the recent test launching of a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea's rocket engine.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, said Beijing and Washington have pledged to consult more closely with each other to resolve the DPRK situation along with enforcing United Nations sanctions already imposed on Pyongyang.

Tillerson had raised global humanitarian crisis discussions in a mild manner and was receptive to China's input on geo-political solutions and Beijing's pledge to help Africa.

Fortunately, there's a good opportunity for Washington to sign up for the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)  that would spur more economic aid in Asia and other less developed nations.

During the China-US briefing, Tillerson praised mutual understanding between the two nations, expanding trade partnerships, avoiding conflicts and working in tandem to resolve pressing issues.

China sees the US as equals and Tillerson had implied the same narrative. The US vision offers some parallels to Xi's vision in regards to bilateral ties.

Xi stands firm as a strong leader paving the way for many grand initiatives, such as the "The Belt and Road Initiative" that can improve US-China diplomatic relations for the benefit of all.

The two governments have confidence with each other as global partners.

The two sides also held discussions on cultural exchanges, joint business ventures and trade partnerships, strengthening academic cooperation, as well as encouraging more tourism on both sides.

The visit wrapped up on a positive note with a myriad of new opportunities that would set the stage for a constructive visit for Xi when he is expected to visit the US next month.


 Christina Kitova is the founder and CEO of Certiculus Media, based in Toronto-area

 

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