Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Chinese and American people are great people, and China and the United States are great countries. We both should ascend the height to enjoy a distant view and examine closely and handle our bilateral relations from the strategic height and the long-term perspective. The Cold War mentality is a product of the old times. It is incompatible with the lofty cause of world peace and development and with the desire of our two peoples for better China-U.S. relations. Our two governments should go along with the trend of the times, respond to the call of the people of our two countries, seek common ground while shelving differences, expand cooperation and jointly build towards a constructive strategic partnership oriented towards the 21st century.
Let us work together to sail our ship of China-US relations to a promising future against the first light of the new century on the horizon.