China will address challenges to Sino-U.S. relations with composure: spokesperson

Huang Panyue
Fu Ying, spokesperson for the fifth session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC), speaks during a press conference on the session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2017. The fifth session of the 12th NPC is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 5. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- If challenges are posed to the relations between China and the United States, China will take them as they come, a spokesperson told a press conference Saturday.

Policy adjustments by the new U.S. administration will have impacts on the world and Sino-U.S. relations, said Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, which will open Sunday.

"We certainly hope the impacts are positive," Fu said, stressing cooperation is widely regarded as the main trend of the relations between the two big countries.

There have been a lot of high-level exchanges between China and the United States, Fu said, citing two phone talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump, which she said had sent a clear message that the two countries should cooperate more and be good partners.

Fu also shared her observation that U.S. society does not know China very well.

She said she had noticed from the U.S. presidential campaign last year that all presidential candidates had told "old, or not-quite-true stories" about China, which is "not normal in a society where information is highly accessible."

Noting limited first-hand information about China in the U.S. press and TV programs, and few articles and books written by Chinese available in the United States, Fu said China will make greater efforts to offer more information on China to the international community, including the United States.

She also voiced hope that foreign reporters, who are covering the annual sessions of China's top legislature and top political advisory body,would pay more attention to "new China stories."



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