He­warns against trade­war, calls for steady ties, sta­ble re­gion

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - ByBy LILI XIAOKUNXIAOKUN and MO andMOJINGXIJINGXI in Bei­jing

Chi­naChina ex­pect­sex­pects thatthat co­op­er­a­tion co­op­er­a­tionin with­with thethe Unit­edUnited StatesS­tates in thethe Asia-Asia-Paci­fiPaci­fic­cre­gion­re­gion­will bring­will op­por­tu­ni­ties­bringop­por­tu­ni­tiestoASEAN­toASEAN­coun­tries coun­triesin­steadin­stead­oftrou­ble,of trou­ble,Premier LiPremierKe­qiangLi­saidKe­qian­gonWed­nes­day.saidon Wed­nes­day.Bei­jing­does not want to see anyBei­jing­par­tyin­does­the notre­gion­want­feel­to­com­pelled­see the any par­ty­to­choo­seinthe­sidesre­gio­nun­der­feel in­flcom­pelle­duenceof atoCold­chooseWar­men­tal­ity, sides un­der­he­saidthe at­in­flu­enceanews­con­fer­ence­o­faCold atWarthe­men­tal­ity,end­ofthe an­nu­al­h­e­said­ple­nary­ata ses­sion­news­con­fer­ence­oftheNa­tion­alatthePeo­ple’sendof Con­gress.thean­nual ple­nary ses­sion of the Na­tional Peo­ple’sHe­said Chi­naCongress. and the US have beenHe co­op­er­at­ing­saidChina and­for ath­e­longUS­time­havein been­the re­gion­co­op­er­at­ing and­not­ed­forthata many­long timeUS­multi­na­tion­alinthe re­gion­com­pa­niesand­not­ed­have thatcho­sen­manyChina US­for their Asia-Paci­fi­multi­na­tion­alchead­quar­ters.

“China be­lievescom­pa­nies­re­gion­al­have cho­se­naf­fairsshouldChina be­forde­cid­edtheirAsia-and Paci­fichan­dled­head­quar­ters.on­the­mer­its of each case,”“Chi­naLi­said.be­lieves re­gional af­fairsThe pre­mier­should­beal­sode­cid­ed­saidChi­naand han­dled­hopestha­ton thethe­mer­it­sAsia-ofPaci­ficeach case,”re­gionLi­will­said.en­joy or­der and­sta­bil­ity,

The­bepremier­ableto al­sowork­said­outChi­nais­sues hopesthroughthat­con­sen­sus-theAsia-build­ingPa­cific re­gion­con­sul­ta­tion,wil­len­joyprop­er­ly­or­der­man­age­and sta­bil­ity,dif­fer­encesbe through­ableto work­di­a­logue­out is­sue­sand­havethroughthewis­dom­con­sen­sus­build­ingto re­solved­if­fer­ences.con­sul­ta­tion, prop­erly man­ageLi­maded­if­fer­ences­there­mark­sthroughin di­a­loguere­spon­se­andto ahave­ques­tion­thewis­dom­bya tore­porter­re­solve­fromd­if­fer­ences.Thai­land who saidLi South­east­made­theAsian­re­markscoun­triesin re­spon­seare­watch­ingto theaque­s­tion­ad­min­is­tra­tionbya re­porterofUSPres­i­dent­from Thai­landDon­aldTrump­who said­make it­sSouth­east­Asi­apoli­ciesAsianand do­coun­tries­not­wantareto see­watch­ing­con­flict­s­the­be­tweenad­min­is­tra­tionChi­naand theof USUSin thePres­i­den­tre­gion. Don­aldWhenTrumpasked about­make Bei­jing’sit­sAsia poli­cies­re­la­tion­sand­with­doWash­ing­ton,not­want­toseeLi con­flictswarnedthe­be­tweenUSaboutChi­nas­tartin­gand the­atradeUSin­warthe­whilere­gion.ex­press­ing op­ti­mis­mWhenaskedthat the­about­world’sBei­jing’stwo re­la­tion­slargeste­conomieswith­Wash­ing­ton,could­keepLi warnedtheUSaboutre­la­tion­ssteady. start­ing a trade“We war­donotwhile­wan­t­ex­press­ing­toseeany op­ti­mism­trade­war­break­ingth­atthe out­world’sbe­tweentwo largest­thetwo coun­tries.economiesThat­could­wouldn’tkeep re­la­tion­s­makeoursteady.trade more fair,” Li said.“We do not want to see any tradeDur­ing­warhis elec­tion­break­ing­cam­paign,out be­tweenTrumphad­thethreat­enedt­wocoun­tries.to­la­bel more­and­fair”im­poseLi­said­hefty ThatChi­na­wouldn’tacur­ren­cy­make­ma­nip­u­la­torour tar­iff trade s on toim­port­sla­bel­fromChi­naChina.a cur­rency ma­nip­u­la­torLicitedare­por­tandim­posethathe­hefty­said tar­iff­sindi­cate­donim­port­sthatif fro­ma­tradeChina.war in­di­cate­din par­tic­u­larthat­i­fa­tradeUSfi war oc­curred,Licited“for­eign-are­port­in­vest­edthathe­com­pa­nies,rms, said oc­curred,would­bear the“for­eign-bruntofin­veste­dit”. com­pa­nies,He­said­statis­tic­sin­par­tic­u­larshow thatUS firms,bi­lat­er­al­would­in­vest­ment­bearthe­and­brunt­tradeof it”.cre­ated nearly 1 mil­lion jobs for theHeUS­saidinthes­tatis­tic­spastyear.show that bi­lat­er­alThep­remier­in­vest­mentstressedandthat­trade­the cre­ate­done-Chi­nan­ear­ly­pol­i­cy1mil­lion­con­sti­tutesjobs forthe the­p­o­lit­i­calUSin­foun­da­tion­thep­astyear.of the re­la­tions.Thep­remier stressed that the“Withone-Chi­nathat­foun­da­tion­pol­i­cy­con­sti­tutes in­place, thewe be­lieve­po­lit­i­calthat­foun­da­tion­there­are of­broad­the re­la­tions.prospects for China-US co­op­er­a­tion.”“Withthat foun­da­tion in na-Chi­naUS­co­op­er­a­tion.”andtheUS are­cur­rentlya

Chi­na­workingand­thetoUSar­rangeare­cur­rently meetingofthe­be­tweent­wocoun­tries,theto­plead­ers a coun­tries, the pre­mierRuan Zongze,said. ex­ec­u­tive vi­cepres­i­den­tRuan ofZongze,theChi­naex­ec­u­tiveIn­sti­tute vice-ofIn­ter­na­tion­al­pres­i­dent Stud­ies,ofthe saidChi­nathe In­sti­tutepremier’s re­mark­sofIn­ter­na­tion­alonChina-US Stud­ies,tiessent a saidsignalthe­of­con­fipremier’sdence. re­mark­sRuan­saidonChina-that,basedUStieson­sen­tLi’s atones­ig­nal­whenof con­fi­dence.an­swer­ingques­tions aboutRuandiplo­macy,saidthat,it­based­seem­sonChi­naLi’s tonewill“seek­whenad­vance­men­tan­swer­ing while­ques­tion­s­main­tain­ingabout­sta­bil­ity”diplo­macy,inits­diplo­matic it seems ef­fChi­naort­sthis willyear. “seek ad­vance­men­tLiHaidong, awhilepro­fes­sor­main­tain­ingof USs­tud­iessta­bil­ity”atChi­nain For­eignits­diplo­mat­icAf­fairs USUniver­sity,stud­ies sai­datChi­nathe­ques­tionFor­eign Af­fairs­fromthe Uni­ver­sity,Thaire­porter­saidreflect­edthe ques­tion­widespread­from­con­cern­s­theThaiofre­porter coun­tri­escoun­tries­re­flecte­dintheAsia-widespread­Paci­fi­cre­gion­con­cerns Paci­f­i­cand ofin­ter­ac­tion­coun­tries­be­tweenintheAsia-Chi­nathe USre­gion­inthe re­gion.about in­ter­ac­tionThe­p­ro­fes­sor­be­tween­saidtheChi­na­con­cern­sWar and theareUS­dueintheto re­gion.aCold men­tal­i­tyThe­p­ro­fes­so­rof­some­said­coun­tri­es­thecon­cerns men­tal­ity“Chi­na­doe­sofnot­somewel­come­coun­tries­sucha that­men­tal­ity.is­dis­turbingThep­remierthe stresse­dre­gion. “to­dayChi­nathat­doe­sournot wel­comese­cu­rity view­such ahigh­lights­men­tal­ity.in­clu­sive­nessThep­remierand stressed­sta­bil­ity.” to­day that our se­cu­rity view high­lights in­clu­sive­ness Con­tact and the sta­bil­ity.” writ­ers at lix­i­aokun@chi­nadaily.com.cn

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