U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo arrives in Beijing



U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo arrived in Beijing on Sunday night for a four-day visit.

During her visit, China will state its position on economic and trade issues of concern to the U.S. side, according to a spokesperson for the Chinese Commerce Ministry, who added that China looks forward to in-depth discussions on resolving economic and trade differences and promoting practical cooperation.

In an "in-depth, pragmatic and constructive" discussion with Raimondo in Washington D.C. ahead of her visit, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng said as China and the U.S. are in the same boat, no one can stay aloof, still less profit at others'expense.

"The only right way forward is to pull together," said Xie.

Xie stated China's position on economic and trade issues of China's concern, requiring the U.S. side to attach great importance and take action to resolve them.

He called on the U.S. side to work with China in the same direction, make the list of cooperation longer and shorten the negative list to make joint efforts to stabilize China-U.S. relations.