Chinese President Xi Jinping called on China and the United States to find the right way to get along with each other on Wednesday.
It is an objective fact that China and the United States are different in history, culture, social system and development path, Xi said in his opening remarks during a summit with US President Joe Biden at Filoli Estate, a field about 25 miles south of San Francisco, California.
“However, as long as they respect each other, coexist in peace and pursue win-win cooperation, they will be fully capable of overcoming differences and finding the right way for the two major countries to get along well,” Xi said, expressing his firm conviction in a promising future of the bilateral relationship.
Noting that a year has passed since their last meeting in Bali, Indonesia, and that a lot has happened since then, Xi said the world has emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic but is still under its tremendous impacts.
For his part, Biden said he valued his conversation with Xi because he thinks it is critical for the two leaders to understand each other clearly, adding that they need to ensure that competition does not turn into conflict and they need to manage competition responsibly.
The critical global challenges facing both countries, from climate change to combating drug trafficking and artificial intelligence, require joint efforts from both sides, Biden said.