Obama: China is a vital US partner

2009-11-10 18:39 BJT

Special Report: US President Barack Obama Visits China |

US President Barack Obama will pay a four-day visit to China beginning Sunday, his first official visit to the country since taking office.

Prior to his departure, the President described China as a vital partner, as well as a competitor. Obama said the key is to make the competition friendly. Talking about critical issues, such as climate change, economic recovery and nuclear non-proliferation, Obama said that working together can bring success to both countries. The strategic partnership and his upcoming trip to China is of vital importance.

When mentioning Sino-US trade, Obama said the United States benefited greatly from cheap imports from China. He is confident that both countries can arrive at a broad set of policies, which encourage trade and benefit both countries.

Editor: Liu Anqi | Source: CCTV.com