China and the United States on Wednesday agreed on $45 billion in US export deals at the start of President Hu Jintao's state visit. New chapter in relations Joint statement Energy deals Americans hope of a stronger ties Pandas to stay in US 5 more years
The Second US-China Strategic Forum On Clean Energy Cooperation concluded here Wednesday with a series of big clean energy deals signed and companies from both countries having discovered shared goals and interests.
Chinese Vice-Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan signed an agreement with counterparts from Zambia and Tanzania in Lusaka, Zambia's capital, on Jan 19, to forgive 50% of the debt from China to build and operate the Tanzania-Zambia railway.
China's National Energy Administration and the United States Department of Energy signed 18 deals worth $13 billion on Tuesday, ushering in President Hu Jintao's four-day state visit to the United States.
China, US reach $45 billion in export deals
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi signed a memorandum of understanding with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday on establishing a China-US Governors' Forum between the two countries.
The Chinese delegation headed by Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wu Hailong arrived at Istanbul on Wednesday for the upcoming nuclear talks between permanent UN security council members, Germany and Iran.
President Hu Jintao was welcomed to the White House with full honors that included a 21-gun salute as he and his US counterpart Barack Obama seek to open a new chapter in Sino-US relations.
Joint statement: building cooperative partnership
Energy deals: Americans hope of a stronger relationship
China's President Hu Jintao (C) inspects a US military honour guard alongside US Vice President Joe Biden (R) upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington for a state visit, Jan 18, 2011.
As the world's largest developing and developed economies, China and the United States have an unprecedented opportunity to push forward cooperation in clean energy, with both facing challenges of securing energy sustainability and promoting environmental protection.
China welcomes the smooth completion of the referendum in south Sudan, which is "an important step" towards the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peaceful Agreement, a senior Chinese diplomat said here on Tuesday.