China and the United States must jointly raise sense of responsibility to the world
This is the latest discussion of Xi Jinping's positioning of Sino-US relations in the context of the world's unprecedented changes in the past century. More than a month ago, on February 15, President Xi Jinping met in Beijing to participate in the sixth round of Sino-US high-level economic and trade consultations with US Trade Representative Wright Heze and Finance Minister Mnuchin. He pointed out that China and the United States are Maintaining world peace and stability and promoting global development and prosperity have broad common interests and shoulder important responsibilities.
Maintaining the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is in the fundamental interests of the two peoples and is also widely expected by the international community. Looking further ahead, when the Chinese and US heads of state met in Argentina on December 1 last year, President Xi also stressed that China and the United States share important responsibilities in promoting world peace and prosperity; cooperation is the best choice for both China and the United States.
Judging from Xi Jinping's recent discussions on Sino-US relations, "responsibility" is undoubtedly a high-frequency keyword. This is because China and the United States, as permanent members of the UN Security Council, as the top two economies with a total economic output of about 40% of the world, are important in promoting world economic growth, maintaining international peace, and coping with global challenges. effect. For this reason, the glory and warmth of Sino-US relations have far exceeded the scope of bilateral relations and have obvious global influence. Someone once said that the "China-US relationship has to catch a sneeze as long as it catches a cold."
The greater the impact, the heavier the responsibility. At present, the world has not only ushered in the development opportunities brought about by a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, but also faces the rise of protectionism and unilateralism, the weakening of world economic growth momentum, and the rise of non-traditional security threats. As a big country with global influence, China and the United States have the responsibility to shoulder the historical mission of leading global prevention and control risks and creating opportunities, and not just pursuing their own priority development.
China and the United States must shoulder this responsibility, and the key is to prevent frequent frictions in bilateral relations. During the first meeting between the US and China, the two sides agreed to jointly promote Sino-US relations based on coordination, cooperation and stability. This is to steer the Sino-US relations under the new situation. The driving force is to "manage differences and expand cooperation." .
Due to differences in system, culture, national conditions and stages of development, it is normal for differences between China and the United States to exist. For example, in the economic and trade field, China and the United States have formed a mutually beneficial and win-win relationship with high complementarity and deep integration of interests, and their mutual economic and trade concerns are also complicated. However, in today's global value chain and industrial chain, the addition of tariffs and elevation of barriers alone will not solve the problem at all, but will drag down the growth of both sides and the global economy.
International Monetary Fund President Lagarde recently warned that the global economic situation is increasingly unstable and has lost momentum for further growth. Malaysian Trade Minister Darrell Lake also called on the United States and China to have a greater "global sense of responsibility." Howard Shatz, a senior economist at the US RAND Corporation, believes that any country in the United States and China is in recession and the world will be affected. "This means that both sides must find ways to resolve their differences and keep their economies stable and sustainable increase."
Therefore, President Xi Jinping repeatedly emphasized that cooperation is the best choice for both China and the United States. Maintaining the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is in the fundamental interests of the two peoples and is also widely expected by the international community. This is actually the responsibility of the two countries in dealing with the unchanging changes in the past 100 years.
In terms of cooperation, China has always taken the initiative. From proposing the “Belt and Road Initiative” initiative to build a new platform for mutual benefit and win-win, to send more than 30,000 people to participate in UN peacekeeping operations, and then to firmly push forward a new round of reform and opening up and create new development opportunities for the world, China is taking Practical actions to fulfill the international responsibility of the big country, the builder of world peace, the contributor to global development, and the defender of the international order.
During his recent visit to Europe, Xi Jinping also proposed a Chinese plan to solve the "governance deficit, trust deficit, peace deficit, and development deficit" faced by mankind, and called on countries to actively act as activists and not waiters in global governance. This is the latest effort by China to promote the building of a community of human destiny, and it is also the latest comment on the responsibility of big countries.
As the world's largest developing country, China still has 16.6 million people without poverty alleviation. However, China has not shirked its due international responsibilities, and everything that has been done has been done. As the world's largest developed country, the United States is superior in economics, science and technology, and military affairs, and should shoulder the responsibility of the big country. Now, the ninth round of high-level Sino-US economic and trade consultations is being held in Washington. Controlling differences, expanding cooperation, and boosting global confidence should be the correct conclusions that China and the US have shown in economic and trade consultations.