China and the United States should view bilateral relations from a strategic and long-term perspective, and focus on common interests to ensure the development of constructive and cooperative ties, said China's top legislator Wu Bangguo on Tuesday.
He was speaking in a meeting with congressmen Rick Larsen and Mark Kirk, co-chairmen of the US-China working group of the US House of Representatives.
Wu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress(NPC), said the two countries enjoyed sound relations, deepening cooperation in politics, trade, fighting terrorism and non-proliferation.
He said the NPC wanted to promote dialogue with the US legislature through the regular exchange mechanism.
The two US lawmakers said more US Congress members were advocating improved relations with China, and the US-China working group would help them learn more about China.
(Xinhua News Agency August 29, 2007)