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Alan Romberg interviewed in Xinhua News Agency on China

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Despite resurrected talks of pessimism in Washington over China-U.S. ties, many Chinese and U.S. experts agreed that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming state visit to the U.S. could help dispel the qualms and inject fresh momentum into bilateral ties.

During a recent meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Beijing, Xi reiterated China’s commitment to building a new model of major-country relations with the United States, featuring no-conflict and no-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation.

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“I think President Xi’s state visit could be quite significant if it is used not only to symbolize the importance of the relationship but also as an occasion for the two leaders to engage in a genuine exchange of views beyond the ‘talking points’ they will have in their briefing books,” said Alan Romberg, distinguished fellow and director of East Asia Program of the Stimson Center.

He also hoped the two leaders work hard on finding a way forward in the relationship that is more trusting and more productive.

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