China’s President Xi Jinping to US Defense Secretary James Mattis:

China’s President Xi Jinping to US Defense Secretary James Mattis: “We are not colonialists and cause no chaos” Chinese President Xi Jinping received US Defense Secretary James Mattis in Beijing on Wednesday. We will not go the way of expansionism and colonialism and cause no chaos in the world, “Xi assured the US minister. The vast Pacific may house China, the United States and other countries. China and the United States should promote the development of bilateral relations according to the principle of mutual respect and win-win cooperation. Xi Jinping said at the meeting that the Chinese people want to build a large, modern socialist country. The People’s Republic will undeterred tread the path of peaceful development. The good development of China-US relations serves both peoples and the peoples of other countries as well as peace, stability and prosperity in the world and in the region. Both countries have common interests in many areas. There is more common ground on both sides than there are differences of opinion. Both sides should promote bilateral relations according to the principle of mutual respect and the cooperative win-win situation. Regarding the question of Chinese sovereignty and territorial integrity, China’s position was resolute and clear: any land left by the ancestors should not be abandoned. We will not go the way of expansionism and colonialism and cause no chaos in the world, “Xi assured the US minister. “The vast Pacific can host China, the United States and other countries. China and the United States should promote the development of bilateral relations according to the principle of mutual respect and win-win cooperation. ” Xi also said that the relationship between the two armies was an important part of the bilateral relations between the two countries. Both sides should strengthen contacts at all levels and build mechanisms. In addition, both sides should strengthen mutual trust, deepen cooperation and promote relations between the two armies, China’s president continued. Mattis said the US attached great importance to relations between both armies and both countries. Washington wants to strengthen strategic exchanges with Beijing, increase mutually beneficial cooperation and avoid conflict and confrontation.

transl. from. german to english by alfonso

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