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Dangerous to advocate confrontation: Chinese envoy to US

IANS  |  Washington 

Chinese to the US Tiankai has said that it would be dangerous to advocate confrontation and instead expressed confidence that common interest and dialogue would outgrow any between the two nations.

"It's certainly paranoid to fear that a that follows its own path of development would be confrontational to the US.

"And it's dangerous to for confrontation (against China)," quoted as saying at the reception in the on Tuesday.

"It would be wishful thinking to believe that some political or cultural could be done to change China's DNA," he said.

The Sino-US relationship "should be characterised by overall cooperation. Friendly competition,... but no confrontation," said.

"We will continue to have differences between us, but our growing common interests are far more important... The need for cooperation will far outweigh any differences... Dialogues will lead us to solutions," Cui said.

Noting that the will be the Year of the Dog, Cui said "dogs are seen as loyal, sincere, and trusting companions in both Chinese and the western cultures. I believe such virtues are equally essential for relations between countries."

US Senator of West Virginia, who attended the event, said:

"Our state is really excited about the investment that's going to come from and we think it's going to be a game changer..."

She was referring to a $83.7 billion investment pledge has made during Trump's state visit to in 2017.

More than 700 people attended the event, including US



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 08:54 IST