(Yicai Global) March 20 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping would welcome a visit from US President Donald Trump, China's leader told visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
The two countries share far more common interests than differences, Xi said at the meeting, adding that cooperation is the only right choice for the US and China. The pair should review bilateral ties from long-term, strategic perspective and expand ties to achieve mutually beneficial results, he added.
The two nations should also respect each other's core interests and major concerns, safeguard stable development of their relations and encourage friendly exchanges between their people, to consolidate the social basis of bilateral ties, Xi said.
Trump looks forward to meeting Xi soon and the opportunity to visit China, Tillerson said. The US is ready to develop relations with China to avoid conflict and confrontation while promoting mutual respect, he added, saying the two countries should enhance their understanding of each other and strengthen coordination to jointly tackle challenges faced by the international community.