How should China and the U.S. build a new-model relationship between great powers? How should China and the U.S. contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region?
Produced jointly by People's Daily and People's Daily Online, talk show NPC & CPPCC online invites Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., Yao Zuhui, deputy from Hong Kong, and Qu Xing, head of the China Institute of International Studies to discuss hot issues in China-U.S. ties. Wang Tian, a reporter from People's Daily, hosts the show.
China and the U.S. should adopt a win-win path of development and cooperation.
Wang Tian: Mrs. Michelle Obama is going to visit China. What is the background to this visit?
Cui Tiankai: This will be Mrs. Obama's first visit to China. She will also bring her two daughters. The visit is warmly welcomed and we hope that it will offer them a good opportunity to improve their understanding of China. The specifics are being arranged right now.
Wang Tian: What is your opinion on the view that a developed great power will inevitably collide with a newly emerging one?
Cui Tiankai: The purpose of building a new-model relationship between China and the U.S. is to put an end to the "zero-sum game" among great powers and explore a win-win path of development and cooperation.
We should take direct action to prove that the two sides have not only the responsibility but also the ability to create such a relationship. Firstly, it requires that the two sides respect each other's national conditions, core interests and major concerns. Although the economic relationship is usually considered as the "ballast" in China-U.S. ties, it is not solid enough to prevent any kind of conflict. The two sides should therefore act to enhance mutual trust and expand cooperation.