On December 12th, Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and State Councilor met at Zhongnanhai with the delegation of American Foreign Policy Council jointly led by William Schneider and Robert Joseph, Former Under Secretaries of State of the US.
Yang said that the maintenance of long-term, healthy and stable development of China-US relations conforms to the fundamental interests of both countries, and it is a common expectation of the international community. Both sides should respect each other, deepen cooperation and properly handle differences, in a bid to promote stable and healthy development of bilateral relations.
The US side expressed that both countries have common interests and goals in many fields, and the US is willing to, together with China, promote better development of relations between both countries.
Both sides also exchanged views on issues including the Korean Peninsula.