China appreciates Obama's "positive remarks" on Sino-U.S. relations

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Beijing, Mar 30 (ANI): China has appreciated the "positive remarks" made by United States President Barack Obama and other officials of his administration on Sino-U.S. relations.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that China valued the reaffirmation by the U.S. Government on its commitment to China on the Taiwan and Tibet-related issues.

Earlier on Tuesday, Obama said that the United States was devoted to working with China to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive U.S.-China relationship.

"The U.S. would take concrete actions to steadily establish a partnership with China to deal with common challenges," The Xinhua news agency quoted Obama, as saying.

Talking about the relations between the two countries, Gang said that they had developed positively since the Obama administration took office in January 2009.

"China and the United States are both countries with important influence in the world. A sound China-U.S. relationship is in the basic interests of the two peoples and is conducive to the peace, stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region and the world," The Xinhua news agency quoted Gang, as saying.

He also reiterated that the Chinese Government is committed to developing long-term, healthy and stable relations with the U.S.

"China hopes to work with the U.S. to strengthen dialogue, communication and cooperation and handle sensitive issues appropriately, so as to make joint efforts to build a positive, ooperative and comprehensive Sino-U.S. relationship for the 21st century," Gang added. (ANI)

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