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Xi underlines 3 overarching principles guiding China-U.S. ties this year

   Xinhua   10:24, April 03, 2024

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday underlined three overarching principles that should guide China-U.S. relations in 2024 during his phone talks with U.S. President Joe Biden.

First, peace must be valued, he said, adding that the two sides should put a floor of no conflict and no confrontation under the relationship, and keep reinforcing the positive outlook of the relationship.

Second, stability must be prioritized, he said.

The two sides should refrain from setting the relationship back, provoking incident or crossing the line, so as to maintain the overall stability of the relationship, he said.

Third, credibility must be upheld, Xi said, noting that the two sides should honor their commitments to each other with action, and turn the "San Francisco Vision" into reality.

The two sides need to strengthen dialogue in a mutually respectful way, manage differences prudently, advance cooperation in the spirit of mutual benefit, and step up coordination on international affairs in a responsible way, he added.