Will work with new U.S. administration to secure sound relations: China

| Updated: Jan 24, 2017 11:49 IST

Beijing [China], Jan. 24 (ANI): China has said that it will work with the new Trump administration to secure sound and steady growth of bilateral relations in keeping with the principle of non-conflict, non-confrontation and mutual respect. When asked about Beijing's expectation for the China-U.S. relationship after Trump's inauguration, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Monday, "China and the U.S. should work together to expand cooperation in trade, create a level playing field for trade on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, properly handle trade frictions and maintain sustained, healthy and stable growth of China-US business ties." She said that despite some disagreements, China and the U.S. share important interests in a wide range of areas, adding that the two sides should respect each other's core interests and major concerns. Responding to a poser about China's expectation or demand for the new U.S. administration on Taiwan, Chunying said, "Any U.S. administration has the obligation to honor the commitment made by successive Republican and Democratic administrations to upholding the one-China policy, abiding by the three joint communiques with China and strictly confining its relations with Taiwan to unofficial scope." She said that one-China principle is the political foundation of China-U.S. relations. (ANI)