|Remarks by Consul General Zhao Weiping at New Year Reception Hosted by Deloitte Consulting|
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:
Happy New Year! It is my great pleasure to join you this evening. First, I wish every one of you a healthy and prosperous year of the Horse. I also wish to express my appreciation to Deloitte Consulting for its longtime efforts in promoting business exchanges between
The business community of our two countries has always been a crucial driving force for the development of China-US relations. And the trade and economic cooperation has been described as the ballast of our bilateral relations by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between
Compared with 35 years ago, China-US relationship is now witnessing completely different international situation and domestic conditions of both countries. However, the importance of this relationship has never been diminished. Instead, as
Just as a 35-year-old young man who is full of vitality, China-US relationship is faced with enormous new opportunities for future development. The new round of reform and opening-up, which has been ushered in by the Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee last November, will not only provide lasting driving force for
The ongoing restructuring of the Chinese economy, together with other factors, has caused some slowdown in
The year 2013 was of great significance in China-US relations. President Xi Jinping and President Obama, during their historic meeting in
This important agreement has charted the future course for our bilateral relations. The Chinese side is ready to work with the
As the most populous country in the world,
In closing, I wish all of you good health and great success in the New Year.