Reid Says Trip Improved Relationship Between China, U.S.

A high-powered “US Senate delegation to China helped build ‘mutual trust’ in talks on human rights, economic disputes, clean energy, and Iran’s suspect nuclear drive, its leader said Tuesday,” according to the AFP.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who headed the 10-member group, said the week-long visit’s "primary focus" had been to secure "a level playing field" for US businesses in China.

"The world needs its two largest economies to work together. We have to communicate and build mutual trust," Reid said in a statement issued after the group returned home. "Our meetings in China helped improve that relationship."

At the same time, Reid said, "our experience there was an unmistakable reminder of just how hard we have to work to make American more competitive with the rest of the world."

The lawmakers met with parliamentary chief Wu Bangguo and Vice President Xi Jinping, who is widely expected to succeed President Hu Jintao as China’s top leader by 2013, as well as outgoing US Ambassador Jon Huntsman and US business executives in China.

On currency:

The senators urged Beijing to be "more aggressive" in letting the yuan gain value against the dollar, amid charges in the US Congress that the Asian giant keeps its currency, and thus its exports, artificially cheap, hurting US exports and stifling job growth.

But "Chinese officials confirmed that China would continue the managed appreciation of its currency," said the statement.

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One response to “Reid Says Trip Improved Relationship Between China, U.S.

  1. Human beings are borne with two main opposite or conflicting types of intrinsic qualities, that is the ATTRIBUTE (good natural feature) and the SHORT-COMING (bad natural feature). It is a generally accepted fact that to behave oneself with the bad natural features is extremely easy (like – lazy; jealous; hateful; hostile; repellent; arrogant; irrational; uncooperative; libelous; lying; wicked; savage; uncompromising and belligerent etc) but to behave with the good natural feature is extremely difficult (like – diligent; generous; modest; friendly; pleasing; humble; rational; cooperative; righteous; kind; civilized; compromising and peace-loving etc) Now when we look around our surrounding, our neighboring countries, and at last the world over, we can discover more people and more countries’ leaders behaving with the bad natural features than with the good natural features. Their behaviors have therefore become the source of troubles we see to-day in different parts of the world. The world is so big and the natural resources so great that it can afford every one in this world the opportunity to become rich, affluent and contended if they understand and know how to apply the good qualitied way to deal with matters. If every one of us and every leader of every country in this world can apply or at least try hard to apply the good qualitied natural features in their ways of administrating matters of personal, national, regional and world interest, world peace will automatically be achieved. Everyone can do his best but must be using the good qualitied way to try to achieve his objective in life. By doing so, he definitely would not expect obstacles being deliberately put along his way by others therefore even if he fails to achieve success in his personal endeavors, he would not blame others and at the same time he would not put obstacles along the path of others. He can seek for assistance and finally he still can achieve what he plans to achieve. Degrees of success of course may vary from person to person and from country to country. This may be the philosophical fact of lives in this globe. It is hoped that leaders of countries in this world particularly those who are more influential can understand and accept this philosophical fact. If they can understand and change for the better, the world will be made a better and more peaceful place for all.. Only then, greatness of human civilization will be meaningful.

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