Kissinger: the United States and China should properly manage their differences and strive to build a "frank" bilateral relationship
Xinhua News Agency, New York, 15 Nov (Reporter Pan Lijun) former US Secretary of State Kissinger said in New York on the evening of 14 November local time that the United States and China should properly manage their differences and form a common belief in the future. Strive to build a "frank" bilateral relationship.
Speaking at the annual dinner hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, a non-profit organization in New York, Kissinger said: over the past few decades, the cooperative relationship between the United States and China has been developing, but as two great countries with a different sense of history, It is inevitable that there is a certain degree of competition and disagreement.
He pointed out that both the United States and China are major powers in the world today, and conflicts between the two sides will lead to unimaginable consequences. The question facing the United States and China is whether the two sides can form enough common belief in the future to avoid a conflict between the two countries.
Kissinger also said that the development and application of technology is profoundly changing human life, in this area, the two countries should also abandon the antagonistic thinking that one side can permanently defeat the other.
"We have a responsibility to build a frank relationship with China and be able to talk openly about the dangers and opportunities we see." He said.
Kissinger said he is confident and expects the United States and China to properly resolve trade tensions and actively promote an agreement.
"We need to develop some common ideas about the evolution of the world," Kissinger said. " He pointed out that this process is not easy, and there will be many differences, but the two sides should learn to manage their differences, and when the situation is likely to take a creative turn for the better, the two sides should seek and gain insight into such opportunities. He said he expected the two sides to move in this direction.