|Consul General Hong Lei Visited District Offices of U.S. Senators and Congress Representatives in Colorado|
From January 23 to January 24, Consul General Hong Lei met with Congressman Mike Coffman in Denver and district directors of US Senator Michael F. Bennet, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressman Jared Polis, Congressman Scott Tipton and Congressman Ken Buck.
Consul General Hong Lei briefed them on the relevant developments in Sino-U.S. relations, the most important bilateral relationship in the world. He said that the common interests between China and the United States far exceed their differences. Maintaining the long-term, healthy and stable development of Sino-U.S. relations is in the interests of the two peoples and meets the expectation of the international community. Both countries should resolutely commit themselves to enhancing mutual trust, deepening cooperation and resolving their differences. Over the past year, with concerted efforts from both sides including US Senators and Congress representatives, Sino-U.S. relations have maintained overall stability. I hope that all Senators and Congress representatives will continue to play active roles in maintaining the sound and upward momentum of the Sino-U.S. relations.
Consul General Hong Lei added that the 19th CPC National Congress held in October last year declared to the world that the goal of China's development, which is peaceful in nature, is to meet its people’s ever-growing desire for a better life. China hopes to create a favorable international environment for its domestic development. At the same time, China hopes its development will benefit countries around the world, bring vast opportunities to the world and build a community of shared future for all mankind. China is willing to build a long-term partnership with the United States on the basis of mutual respect and has no intention to challenge the international status of the U.S.
Congressman Coffman and the district directors said that the China-U.S. relationship is the most important bilateral relationship in the world. The cooperation between the United States and China can not only address many global challenges, but also bring tangible benefits to the American people, including the people of Colorado. U.S.-China cooperation enjoys great potential. Trade protectionism and confrontation does not serve the interests of the two peoples. U.S Senators and members of the Congress from Colorado will continue to support the healthy and stable development of U.S.-China relations.