Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp., in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 18, 2015. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Friday said China will continue to be open to foreign media and he looks forward to more cooperation and understanding between China and the United States.
"[We] welcome foreign media and correspondents to cover China stories, introducing China's development to the world, and helping the world grasp the opportunities [afforded by] China's development," Xi said as he met with Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp. at the Great Hall of the People.
Xi told Murdoch that the purpose of his upcoming visit to the United States is to boost practical cooperation and cement friendship between the two nations to better benefit the Chinese and U.S. people and the people of the whole world.
At the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama, Xi will pay a state visit to the United States from Sept. 22 to 25.
"Common interests outweigh the differences between China and the United States," Xi said.
It is in the common interests of the Chinese and U.S. people to build a new model of major country relationship featuring no-conflict and no-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation, said the president.
For his part, Murdoch said media in the United States and the world at large are paying great attention to Xi's upcoming visit.
The Wall Street Journal and other branches of News Corp. will fully cover the U.S. visit, Murdoch said.
Hailing the importance of the U.S.-China relationship, the media tycoon said News Corp. will work to foster mutual understanding and boost cooperation between the two nations.
CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A sound relationship between the United States and China can bring tangible benefits for the two countries and the whole world, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has said.
"U.S.-China relations are our most important bilateral relationship because so many of the world's major challenges are going to be easier to solve if we work together, and much more difficult if we don't," Paulson told Xinhua in an exclusive interview on Thursday. Full story
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is looking forward to Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to the United States, the first since he took office in 2013, the State Department said Thursday.
During the visit, which is scheduled for Sept. 22-25, Xi will hold a summit meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House and will also meet with senior U.S. officials, including Kerry. Full story