Coming Xi-Obama Summit to Help Build New Type Big-Power Relationship
Created: 2013-06-06 13:49 EST
Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said Wednesday the upcoming summit between President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama will help build a new type of big-power relationship between the two sides.
Chinese Foreign Ministry announced last month that the two leaders will meet from June 7 to 8 in California's Sunnylands following Xi's visit to three Latin American nations.
It will be their first meeting since Xi took office in March.
Cui said both China, the world's biggest developing country, and the United States, the world's biggest developed one, share broad interests.
Cui added their bilateral ties have undergone great development since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the United States and their bilateral exchanges and cooperation at various levels become much closer.
He said the foundation of bilateral relationship between the two countries has become more solid and its support from the public of the two countries wider.
[Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States]:
"It's the first meeting between President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama since they took office. It's a strategic and historical meeting and the two leaders will further exchange views on major issues of future development of bilateral relations by focusing on building a new type big-power relationship."
Cui added the big-power relationship features a win-win cooperation, which is the basis for the realizing of long-term, stable and healthy development of their relations.
Rights groups are hoping that Obama will use this opportunity to seriously address the question of human rights in China. The event is expected to draw protestors from groups such as Tibetans and the spiritual group Falun Gong.