Xi Jinping arrives in California: “an unprecedented common cause”

Xinhua, via Enorth (Tianjin), June 7, 2013

The following blockquotes are excerpts from the Chinese press. Links within blockquotes added during translation.
Xinhua, viao Enorth (Tianjin), June 7, 2013

Chinese state chairman Xi Jinping arrived in the U.S. state of California on June 6, for talks with American president Barack Obama from June 7 to June 8.

中国国家主席习近平6日抵达美国加利福尼亚州,于7日至8日同美国总统奥巴马举行会晤。

This Sino-American summit will be held in the Annenberg Estate in California. Xi Jinping is going to have broad and deep communications with Obama on strategic issues of mutual concern to deepen understanding, to enhance mutual strategic trust, practical cooperation, to make guiding suggestions for building mutual respect, mutually beneficial cooperation and partnership, and  structures for a new type of relations between big powers.

这次中美元首会晤将在加利福尼亚州安纳伯格庄园举行。习近平同奥巴马将就双方共同关心的重大战略性问题进行广泛深入沟通,加深相互了解,增进战略互信,推进务实合作,为中美共同建设相互尊重、互利共赢的合作伙伴关系,构建中美新型大国关系提出指导性意见。

This is the first meeting between the two top leaders after the changes of governments, and highly meaningful for strengthening strategic communication, mutual strategic trust, deepening mutually beneficial cooperation, building effective management of disagreements, promoting the development of a Sino-American partnership of cooperative relations, and  structures for a new type of relations between big powers.

这是中美两国政府换届后两国最高领导人之间的首次会晤,对中美双方加强战略沟通,增进战略互信,深化互利合作,有效管控分歧,推动中美合作伙伴关系发展和探索构建中美新型大国关系具有十分重要的意义。

Xi Jinping travelled to California on a special plane after winding up state visits to Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

习近平是在结束对特立尼达和多巴哥、哥斯达黎加、墨西哥三国国事访问后,乘专机从墨西哥梅里达抵达加利福尼亚州的。

Huanqiu Shibao quotes China People’s Broadcasting Service (CPBS):

[...] Chinese ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, has previously said in Washington D.C. that this is the first summit meeting between the two heads of state [Obama and Xi] after the changes of governments, a strategic and historic summit.

[.....] 中国驻美国大使崔天凯此前在华盛顿表示,这是两国政府换届后中美元首首次面对面接触,是一次战略性和历史性会晤。

Cui Tiankai said: “Along the main line of building a new type of relations between big powers, deep discussions about matters concerning the big issues in the future development of relations will be held.

崔天凯:“两国领导人将围绕构建中美新型大国关系这一主线,就事关两国关系未来发展的重大问题进行深入沟通。”

Cui Tiankai pointed out that the foundations of Sino-American relations have become more solid, and the support from the people of the two nations has also become broader. While the two sides focus on mutual benefit, there can also be effective control and management of differences (管控和处理分歧). China and America should take the road that corresponds with the development requirements of the times to develop their big-powers relations.

崔天凯指出,中美关系的基础比从前更加稳固,两国民众的支持也更加广泛。双方在聚焦于共同利益的同时,也能够有效地管控和处理分歧。中美应该走出一条适应时代发展要求的大国关系新路。

Cui Tiankai said: “This is a common cause for the two countries, unprecedented and for generations to come [this should be the correct translation if 后起来者 is meant - I'm not sure about the actually used term 后启来者]. It will lead Sino-American relations to enter a new development stage, and it will also open a new chapter in international relations.”

崔天凯:“这是一项两国共同的事业,是一项‘前无古人、后启来者’的事业,将引领中美关系进入新的发展阶段,也将为国际关系开启新的篇章。”

Cui Tiankai (崔天凯), a man who knows how to drive a tractor, had been vice minister of foreign affairs from 2009 to 2013, and assumed office as ambassador to the U.S. in April, 2013. He is the Chinese diplomat with perhaps the deepest knowledge of the United States, Jane Perlez wrote in the New York Times, on Thursday. The idea that Xi and Obama should meet outside either Washington or Beijing has been attributed to Cui.

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