US Senators Confident in Sino-US Ties(1)
2009-04-09 18:02:03 [ Big Normal Small ]     Comment
US Senators Confident in Sino-US Ties
U.S. Senator John McCain (Middle) briefs the media in a press conference with his fellow Senators, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota (L) and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, in Beijing on Thursday, April 09, 2009. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/Yang Yang]

Visiting US Senator John McCain expressed his confidence in China-U.S. relationship under Barack Obama's administration in a press conference held in Beijing on Thursday.

He emphasized the prominence of China on the world stage, and also the importance of strengthening the relationship between the two sides.

"I believe there is a potential and a need for deepening and enhancing relations between United States and China. While we continue to have our differences, differences that we must discuss frankly and forthrightly, the stakes in the world today require the two great powers to demonstrate leadership and resolve."

Amy Klobuchar, Democratic senator of Minnesota, visited China for the first time together with Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. She told reporters that she is deeply impressed by China's economic progress and is optimistic on the future of the bilateral ties.

"I will tell you that I've seen from the younger members and the younger people in the United States, there is just this new sense of optimism of what this relationship could be."

Senator McCain concluded that his recent visit to the Asia region was excellent and valuable and stated he is looking forward to further cooperation with China in pressing issues such as financial crisis, national security and climate change.

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