Chinese President Jiang Zemin met with United States banker David
Rockefeller Friday Afternoon in Beijing. They exchanged views on
Sino-US relations and other issues of common concern.
Jiang said that since China and the US resumed exchanges in the
1970s, Rockefeller has visited China many times, and has always
shown concern for and supported the development of Sino-US
relations. He expressed appreciation for Rockefeller's
contributions to the growth of Sino-US relations.
said that both China and the US are large countries with important
influence in the world. In addition, the two countries shoulder
common responsibilities and have common interests on key issues
concerning the world's peace and development.
The Chinese government always stands for developing constructive
and cooperative relations with the US, and so the two governments
and peoples should constantly increase mutual understanding,
reinforce trust and cooperation, and make common efforts for the
peace, stability and prosperity of the Asian- Pacific region and
the world as a whole, he said.
added that, while the world's economy faces new challenges,
reinforced consultation and cooperation between China and US in the
financial arena are of great importance for preventing regional
financial turbulence and promoting regional economic
China will soon become a member of the World Trade Organization,
which will benefit the country's economic development and will be
conducive to its expansion of economic and trade cooperation with
US and other countries, he said. He expressed the hope that China
and US would make common efforts to promote mutual economic and
trade cooperation to a new level.
Rockefeller said that US-China relation is one of the most
important bilateral relations in the world. Although US-China
relations have experienced misunderstanding in recent years, he
said, he is glad to see the recent encouraging improvement in this
said that the US people are grateful to the Chinese government and
people for their sympathy and support for the US people following
the September 11 incident. He recommended that the US and China
step up consultation and cooperation in the sphere of
anti-terrorism. He also expressed congratulations to China on its
imminent accession to the WTO and its hosting of the 2008 Olympic
Rockefeller and his entourage are in China at the invitation of the
Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.