"Premier expounds China's views during New York trip: expert," english.cri.cn
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has expounded China's views, demonstrated China's responsibilities and conveyed China's confidence during his recent New York trip, said an expert on American studies.
In addition to attending the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly and holding bilateral talks with U.S. President Barack Obama, Li also met important figures from all circles of the United States and attended a number of crucial dialogues, said Chen Wenxin from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.
Li candidly expounded to Americans from all circles, including businessmen, financiers, think-tank and media people, about China's views on international order, reform and development, Chen said in an article published by China News Service on Monday.
The Chinese premier was successful in his public diplomacy to the United States, said Chen. ...
Chen noted that, in recent years, noise around China-U.S. relations has been plenty, with some speaking of the two countries' relationship at a crucial crossroads and warning of the so-called Thucydides Trap, an academic theory that sees a risk of rivalry between a rising and an established power turning to conflict.
In the context of the U.S. general election, views on China-U.S. relations tend to be more negative, Chen added.
Li said "no matter who gets elected (as the U.S. president), I have confidence in the continued growth of China-U.S. relations." Li made the remarks at a welcoming dinner party organized by American economic and business groups in New York. ...