Chinese premier urges stronger clean energy cooperation with U.S.Staff writer ▼ | April 14, 2015
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with a U.S. presidential trade mission in Beijing, urging stronger cooperation with the United States in clean energy, environmental protection and other areas.
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The delegation, consisting of 24 U.S. business leaders in the clean technology field, is the first-ever presidential trade mission sent to China by the Obama administration. Pritzker told Li that the mission shows how important the U.S. government considers its trade ties with China.
Li urged combining U.S. technology, regulation and experience with competitive Chinese equipment and industries to jointly explore third markets.
"This will help boost balanced growth of our two-way trade," he added.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the United States in September this year. Li said China is willing to enhance strategic trust and substantial cooperation with the United States, properly manage differences and jointly cope with regional and global challenges.
Calling trade ties a "ballast" in China-U.S. ties, Li said the two economies are highly compatible, and both countries enjoy huge cooperation prospects in such areas as infrastructure, energy, information and environmental protection.
Premier Li called on both sides to facilitate negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) to reach a "high-level and balanced" agreement at an early date.
Pritzker told Li the U.S. side is ready to boost cooperation with China in areas such as clean technology, energy conservation and environmental protection. ■