Qin Gang made his first speech after arriving in the United States

According to the official website of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, on the evening of July 28, the new Chinese ambassador to the United States Qin Gang delivered a speech to the Chinese and American media as soon as he arrived in Washington. The full text of the speech is as follows:

Qin Gang’s first speech after his arrival in the United States: if the door to China US relations has been opened, it will not be closed

I am honored to be the ambassador of the people’s Republic of China to the United States of America.

Fifty years ago, Dr. Kissinger visited China secretly and opened the door to China. At that time, during the cold war, China and the United States were isolated from each other, and the visionary Dr. Kissinger had to go to China in a hidden way. Today, 50 years later, as the 11th Chinese ambassador to the United States, I can openly embark on the right path and go straight to the United States. Time has changed, which makes people sigh. I believe that the door of China US relations has been opened and will not be closed. This is the trend of the times, the trend of the times and the aspiration of the people.

Over the past half century, China US relations have gone through trials and hardships. Along the way, they have not only deeply affected the two countries, but also profoundly changed history and the world. At present, the world is experiencing great changes that have not been seen in a century. China and the United States, as two big countries with different histories and cultures, different social systems and different stages of development, are entering a new round of mutual discovery, cognition and adjustment, seeking ways to get along with each other in a new era. China US relations are at a new critical juncture. They face many difficulties and challenges, but also great opportunities and potential. Where to go is related to the well-being of the two peoples and the future of the world. A healthy and stable development of China US relations is the common expectation of the two peoples and the international community.

The right path in the world is the vicissitudes of life. President Xi Jinping said that advance courageously and set up bridges. President Biden said that everything is possible. In accordance with the spirit of the new year’s Eve call between the two heads of state, I will build bridges of communication and cooperation with all walks of life in the United States, maintain the foundation of China US relations, safeguard the common interests of the Chinese and American people, jointly promote China US relations back to the correct development track, and make the way of China US coexistence of mutual respect, equality, win-win cooperation and peaceful coexistence possible.

Novel coronavirus pneumonia is under the leadership of President Biden, and is being rejuvened. I wish the United States an early victory over the epidemic and wish the American people happiness and health.