It is my honor to say a few words to the China development forum as I have done on a number of previous occasions.
You are meeting at a very important moment.
China and the United States are the two countries that have the greatest capacity in terms of their technology, their political experience, and history, to influence the progress and peace of the world.They have a different history and a different culture so that the challenge of cooperating between them is very great.
Having had the opportunity to participate in the Sino-American relationship for forty years, I believe strongly that both countries have a duty to the peace of the world and the progress of the world to find means of cooperation to solve the important problems they have before them.
I hope that your conference will make a contribution to the effort.
Thank you for asking me.