Source Title: Biden signs trillion-dollar infrastructure bill. China: Happy to see greater progress in the United States
China News Service, Beijing, November 17 (Reporter Xing Chong) US President Biden recently signed the “Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act.” At a regular press conference on the 17th, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that he is happy to see the United States making greater progress. China’s goal has never been to surpass or replace the United States, nor to engage the United States in a win-or-win competition.
A reporter asked that US President Biden signed the “Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act” with a total value of approximately US$1.2 trillion on the day of the Sino-US summit on November 16. White House spokesperson Psaki said that the meeting between the US and China heads of state is a good opportunity for the US and China to establish competition terms. What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian said that he would like to emphasize again that how the United States develops itself is an internal affair of the United States. “I have worked in the Chinese Embassy in the United States for many years and have some understanding of the situation in the United States. We are happy to see greater progress in the United States.”
Zhao Li insisted that China’s goal has never been to surpass or replace the United States, not to compete with the United States, but to constantly surpass itself to become a better China and allow the Chinese people to live a better life. As the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States have highly integrated interests. Cooperation between China and the United States will benefit both, while fighting will hurt both. Whether it is based on the common interests of the people of China and the United States or the people of all countries in the world, cooperation is the only correct choice for China and the United States.
“The United States should correct its mentality, take a rational view of China and China’s development, and play a constructive role in the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations,” said Zhao Lijian. (over)