Chinese President Xi Jinping is in the United States for an official state visit this week. It included meetings at the White House with President Barack Obama and a state dinner hosted by the U.S. president and First Lady Michelle Obama.
“We have to make sure this visit is a great success for the sake of the bi-lateral relationship, says Cui Tiankai, China’s Ambassador to the United States. “It will certainly serve the interest of peoples of both countries if the visit is a great success.”
Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai: Common interests, common solutionsChinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai talks with CCTV-America's Anand Naido about the importance of President Xi Jinping's U.S. visit
President Xi also announced that China would launch a national carbon cap-and-trade system in 2017 to help reduce the country’s emissions. His trip to the U.S. will culminate with an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.
The state visit has, once again, brought China-U.S. relations into the spotlight.
“Bi-lateral trade is growing very fast and two-way investment is also growing very fast,” Cui said. “Economically, the two countries are increasingly interdependent.”
CCTV America’s Anand Naidoo recently sat down with Ambassador Cui Tiankai to discuss the importance of President Xi’s visit and the current state of U.S.-China relations.