Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry here on Tuesday.
Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said the world needs a stable China-U.S. relationship. In November, the two heads of state met in Bali, Indonesia, where they reached important common understandings. The two sides should implement these common understandings, work together to remove disturbances, and bring China-U.S. relations back to the track of sound development.
China has been committed to the path of green, low-carbon and sustainable development, actively engaged in international cooperation to deal with climate change, and promoted the construction of a clean and beautiful world, Wang said.
“China is willing to strengthen dialogue and communication with the United States to explore mutually beneficial cooperation and jointly address climate change,” said Wang, adding that China-U.S. cooperation on climate change enjoys great potential. Wang also noted that this cannot be achieved without the understanding and support of the two peoples and the general environment of China-U.S. relations.
It is hoped that the U.S. side will pursue a rational, pragmatic and positive China policy, continue to adhere to the one-China principle, properly handle the Taiwan question, and work with China by upholding mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation, Wang added.
Noting that the U.S. side attaches great importance to stabilizing U.S.-China relations, Kerry said the United States is willing to make joint efforts with China to further improve bilateral relations for the benefit of the world.
The United States always adheres to the one-China policy and stands ready to strengthen cooperation with China in the spirit of mutual respect, properly handle differences between the two countries, and jointly cope with climate change and other global challenges, said Kerry.