When: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 through Mon, 16 Jan 2012
Location: Beijing, China
BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's Vice President Xi Jinping on Monday said that China is willing to work with the United States to push forward their cooperative partnership under new circumstances, so as to benefit the two peoples and world peace.
Xi and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger attended a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of former U.S. President Richard Nixon's visit to China and the release of the Shanghai Communique.In his speech, Xi reviewed the course of Sino-U.S. relations and expressed his wish for the continuation of bilateral cooperation. He urged the two sides to strengthen contact at all levels, promote cooperation in the fields of economics and trade, as well as enhance coordination on international and regional issues.
The two countries officially established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial-level on Jan. 1, 1979.