CDT editor's note:2月11日，北京时间农历除夕上午，中国国家主席习近平同美国总统拜登通新年电话，官方媒体央视新闻、环球时报等均有进行报道。中方的报道大篇幅引用了习近平对于中美关系的意见，但结合数小时后美方发布的版本来看，中方的报道存在着一定的“避重就轻”，几乎完全忽略了拜登对于贸易人权方面的关切，仅对此做出了“标答”式的含混回应，当然这很可能是对习本人电话回复的“忠实引用”。而美国驻华大使馆也在微信平台发布了这一白宫方面的消息，虽然内容非常简略，但罗列了相对重要的美方诉求（其中便包含人权与自由贸易），这篇文章在微信被禁止分享。
On the morning of Chinese New Year's Eve on February 2, President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with US President Biden.The two heads of state visited each other on the Chinese New Year of the Ox, and exchanged in-depth views on bilateral relations and major international and regional issues.
Biden wished the Chinese people a happy New Year and prosperity and development.Xi Jinping once again congratulated Biden on his official appointment as President of the United States, and wished the people of China and the United States a happy Chinese New Year and a prosperous Year of the Ox.
Xi Jinping pointed out that one of the most important events in international relations over the past half century has been the restoration and development of Sino-US relations.Although there have been many twists and turns and difficulties during the period, the overall progress has continued and fruitful results have been achieved, which has benefited the two peoples and promoted world peace, stability and prosperity.Cooperation between China and the United States will benefit both, and struggle will hurt both. Cooperation is the only correct choice for both parties.Sino-U.S. cooperation can accomplish many major events that benefit the two countries and the world. The Sino-U.S. confrontation is certainly a disaster for the two countries and the world.
Xi Jinping emphasized that China-US relations are currently at an important juncture.Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is the common expectation of the two peoples and the international community.You said that the greatest feature of America is possibility.I hope that this possibility now develops in a direction conducive to the improvement of bilateral relations.The two countries should work together and meet each other halfway, uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation, focus on cooperation, manage differences, promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations, and bring more tangibility to the two peoples. The interests of the People’s Republic of China will make due contributions to fighting the new crown pneumonia epidemic, promoting world economic recovery, and maintaining regional peace and stability.
Xi Jinping emphasized that China and the United States will have different views on some issues. The key is to respect each other, treat each other as equals, and properly manage and handle them in a constructive manner.The diplomatic departments of the two countries can have in-depth communication on a wide range of issues in bilateral relations and major international and regional issues. The economic, financial, law enforcement, and military departments of the two countries can also have more contacts.China and the United States should re-establish various dialogue mechanisms to accurately understand each other’s policy intentions and avoid misunderstanding and misjudgment.It is necessary to distinguish which differences are, and to manage them well; and which are meaningful for cooperation, and work together to promote cooperation on the track.Issues such as Taiwan, Hong Kong-related issues, and Xinjiang-related issues are China's internal affairs and are related to China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The United States should respect China's core interests and act cautiously.
Xi Jinping emphasized that facing the current international situation full of uncertainties, China and the United States, as permanent members of the UN Security Council, bear special international responsibilities and obligations.Both parties should follow the trend of the world, jointly maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, and make historic contributions to promoting world peace and development.
Biden said that China is a country with a long history and great civilization, and the Chinese people are great people.The United States and China should avoid conflicts and can cooperate in a wide range of fields such as climate change.The United States is willing to conduct candid and constructive dialogues with China in the spirit of mutual respect, so as to enhance mutual understanding and avoid misunderstanding and misjudgment.
The capitals of the two countries believe that today’s call will send a positive signal to the world, and the two sides agreed to maintain close contact on Sino-US relations and issues of common concern.
I spoke today with President Xi to offer
good wishes to the Chinese people for Lunar New Year. I also shared
concerns about Beijing’s economic practices, human rights abuses,
and coercion of Taiwan. I told him I will work with China when it
benefits the American people.
- President Biden (@POTUS)
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