Chinese President Xi Jinping said in Washington on Friday that China and the United States have no choice but to seek win-win cooperation.[Special coverage]
Speaking at a state arrival ceremony held by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, Xi noted that China and the United States can make greater impact by working together than their individual efforts.
"I come to the United States this time to promote peace and advance cooperation. We would like to work with the U.S. side to make great advances in our relationship, and deliver more benefits to people of our two countries and the whole world," Xi said.
The Chinese leader laid out five aspects the two countries need to concentrate on in order to further promote bilateral relations.
"We must uphold the right direction of building a new model of major-country relations" and "make sure our relationship is defined by peace, respect and cooperation," Xi said.
Xi urged the two sides to "enhance strategic trust and mutual understanding, respect each others' interests and concerns, be broad-minded about our differences and disagreements and strengthen our people's confidence in China-U.S. friendship and cooperation."
Stressing the importance of win-win cooperation, Xi said the outcome of the cooperation between the two countries should "improve the well-being of people of our two countries and the world."
Xi said the two countries also need to enhance friendship and promote interactions between the two peoples.
On global affairs, Xi said the two countries "must promote world peace and development, improve coordination on major international and regional issues, and make concerted efforts to address global challenges."
"Success comes with dedicated efforts. China-U.S. relations have reached a new starting point in the 21st century," said Xi. "Let us work hand-in-hand with great resolve to write a new chapter in China-U.S. relations."
Xi is on the second leg of his first state visit to the United States, after visiting Seattle. He was welcomed to the White House with a grand ceremony featuring a 21-gun salute and a review of the honor guard.
Xi would hold bilateral talks with Obama, meet with Congress leaders and attend a state dinner before heading to New York for his first appearance at the UN headquarters.