China’s President Xi Jinping met with the visiting delegation led by US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in Beijing on Monday afternoon, China’s state broadcaster CCTV reported.
“How China and the US get along with each other in the face of a world of change and turmoil will determine the future and destiny of mankind,” Xi said during the meeting.
“I have said many times, including to several presidents, that we have 1,000 reasons to improve China-US relations, but not one reason to ruin them,” Xi said, adding China-US ties are “the most important bilateral relationship in the world”.
Earlier China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said when meeting with Schumer that he hoped Washington and Beijing could manage their differences “more rationally”.
Wang said that he hoped their visit would help the two sides “manage existing differences more rationally, helping the relationship between the two countries return to the track of healthy development”, adding that he hoped they would “more accurately understand China” after the trip, which he said comes as the world is in a “turbulent period of change”.