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Healthy China-U.S. ties benefit whole world, say experts

2021-11-19 15:19:05 Xinhua News Agency

The sound and steady development of the China-U.S. relationship is beneficial to the two ries and the rest of the world.

Cheng Li, director of the John L. Thornton China Center and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, said the virtual meeting is "a very rational, reciprocal, and responsible move."

The meeting means "a very positive and welcome development" of the China-U.S. relationship, said Sudheendra Kulkarni, former chairman of the Mumbai-based think-tank Observer Research Foundation.

Noting China-U.S. relations concern world stability, Kulkarni said it is important for the two countries to reduce differences and expand consensus, which is "only possible through dialogue."

B.R. Deepak, a professor and sinologist at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, was impressed by China's call for making the cake bigger for China-U.S. cooperation.

The virtual meeting could open the door for bringing the China-U.S. relationship back to the right track, said Deepak.

"China and the U.S. need one another, and the rest of the world needs China and the U.S. to learn to co-exist in harmony," said Josh Selig, founder and president of China Bridge Content, a New York and Beijing-based content and consulting firm.

"There's really no choice except for both sides to take a deep breath and find a new, creative way forward. This new way must be defined by mutual respect," he said.