Executive Intelligence Review


U.S. Should Take a New Approach to China Relations, Fu Ying Says

April 16, 2018 (EIRNS)—Speaking at the Penn Wharton China Summit, Mme. Fu Ying, the vice chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress, said that

“the world stage needs a new script and should go beyond the traditional mind-set of power politics and adopt a new approach to U.S.-China relations.”

This is the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening up, she said,

“and the U.S.-China relationship has also witnessed profound changes. Today more than 300,000 students from China’s mainland are studying at U.S. universities and nearly 3 million Chinese tourists travel to the United States every year. Both sides have benefitted from their cooperation,”

Fu Ying said, although now the United States is labeling China as a strategic competitor that is presumably challenging America, and the United States is now threatening tough trade measures against China, further straining the relationship.

“China is getting closer to the world’s center stage, which has never been empty,” she said.

“For centuries, different shows with the same old script have been performed here. The old script is mostly about power struggles, which have not left mankind with good memories.”

The world stage needs “a new script,” Fu said. “The new generation should be able to go beyond the traditional mindset of power politics and take a new approach.” She spoke of the April 10 keynote by President Xi Jinping at the April 8-11 Boao Forum, in which he confirmed that China would be opening up even more to the world. “China and the U.S. have been important partners to each other over the years,” she said.

“It is in the interest of both sides to maintain this partnership and find mutually acceptable solutions to differences. We stand to gain working together. We would both lose should we enter into confrontation, be it for trade or for any other matters.”

It should be noted that Xi Jinping’s keynote at the Boao Forum for Asia was re-broadcast today on C-Span: