WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Sound and stable China-U.S. relations are essential for the post-pandemic world, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said on Thursday.
"It is clear that the post-pandemic world would not be stable and global governance would not be effective without sound and stable relations between China and the U.S.," Cui said in his opening remarks at the annual conference of the Institute for China-America Studies (ICAS).
This has been a very unusual year, probably a turning point in history, the ambassador said, underlining pressing priorities to overcome the pandemic, restore global economic growth and protect people's livelihood.
"We are about to enter the third decade of the 21st century. There are unprecedented needs for bilateral and global cooperation: public health, climate change, a more inclusive and equitable process of globalization, advancement of science and technology that will improve the life of more people in more places, etc.," he said.
He stressed that all these challenges call for enhanced international cooperation, including in particular China and the U.S. working with each other, not decoupling from one another.
The one-day ICAS event was comprised of a keynote bilateral dialogue and two sessions dedicated to debating the outlook on China-U.S. ties.
The dialogue, with Cui and Dr. Graham Allison of Harvard University as the keynote speakers, was moderated by Stephen Orlins, President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. Fourteen other Chinese and American experts were also involved in the conference. Enditem