The number of Chinese people who view Beijing's ties with Washington as "very important" has doubled in the past year, while most people believe relations will remain stable or improve despite recent turbulence, a survey reveals ahead of President Hu Jintao's upcoming visit to the United States.
The number of Chinese people who view Beijing's ties with Washington as "very important" has doubled in the past year, while most people believe relations will remain stable or improve despite recent turbulence.
Envoy: Stable Sino-US ties benefit all
Washington set to welcome Hu in grand style
President Hu Jintao's state visit to the United States this week will promote stable and strengthened ties between the two major world powers and have a far-reaching impact on bilateral relations, Chinese Ambassador to the US Zhang Yesui said over the weekend.
US-China relationship needs direct involvement of top leaders to manage and Chinese President Hu Jintao's upcoming state visit provides a "good opportunity" to help restore positive momentum to the relationship, former US ambassador to China Stapleton Roy has said.
China still legs far behind the United States and other Western countries in weaponry systems and military modernization, although the first test flight of the J-20 stealth fighter jet is a landmark achievement, Rear Admiral Yang Yi wrote in a commentary for the overseas edition of People's Daily.
Top US military officer Mike Mullen on Wednesday said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' trip to China, which concluded earlier in the day, enhances military to military relations between the two countries.