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  President Trump and Chinese President Joint Press Statements  CSPAN  November 9, 2017 1:00pm-1:20pm EST

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we will update it as soon as it's done. president trump and his chinese counterpart spoke with reporters after their meeting in beijing, this is about 20 minutes. >> please raise up to welcome the two presidents . [applause] >> thank you very much. >> honorable, distinguished guests, members of the press, good afternoon. the press is made by the two presidents, first of all i would like to invite president xi to make his statement. [translated] your honorable president donald trump .
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friends from the press, good afternoon. it is my great pleasure to meet all of you. together with president trump. let me begin by extending once again a warm welcome to the president for his state visit to china. yesterday, and earlier today, the president and i have had in-depth discussions on china us relations and major international issues of mutual interest. we reviewed the importance progress made in the relationship since we met at mar-a-lago and discussed how to further move forward the relationship in the months ahead in great depth and we reached a period of new consensus . it is constructive and productive. i shared with the president
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the policies adopted at the 19th party congress . i conveyed china's firm commitment to deeper reform, greater opening up and a path of peacefuldevelopment . and china's desire to expand the converging interests with other countries and promoting coordination and cooperation among other companies. president trump shared with me his domestic reform agenda and foreign policy priorities. the development of china and the united states is mutually reinforcing. without contradicting each other. our respective assistant serves the common interest of both countries. we believe raising the complex and changing international landscape and maintaining world peace and stability and promoting global development and prosperity, china and the
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united states being too large countries share more common interest, share shoulder greater responsibility and enjoy broader room for cooperation.a healthy, stable and growing china us relationship is not only in the fundamental interest of the chinese and american people, it also meets the expectations of the international community. for china and the united states, we think cooperation is the only right choice and a pathway toward a better future. we agreed to keeping in touch through mutual visits, meetings, phone calls and correspondence. we agreed to having timely communications on major issues of shared interest. we agreed to make the most of the diplomatic and security dialogue, comprehensive economic dialogue, total dialogues and law enforcement of cyber security dialogs and work together for greater results out of these dialogs.
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we believe that china and the united states are the two largest economies and important engines of global economic growth. we need to further expand trade and investment cooperation, strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination, pursue healthy , stable and economically balanced trade relations. it is necessary to formulate and launch economic cooperation plans for the next phase to have continued discussion on trade imbalance, export restriction, investment environment, market openness and other issues. and work to support practical cooperation in energy, infrastructure and other areas.
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just now, the president and i witnessed the signing of this some major cooperation agreements by our businesses. during this visit the two sides signed over us$250 billion of commercial deals and investment agreements. according to china's roadmap for opening up, china has announced a number of steps to promote market access. this speaks volumes of the broad space for further economic and trade cooperation between the two countries which would deliver great benefit to the people. we agreed to expand, and exchange dialogue between our two militaries at various levels, realized that a visit by us secretary of defense to china and a senior high-level chinese military delegation to the us and work to ensure the success of the first joint staff dialogue
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mechanism and the disaster management joint exercise and academic exchanges. we agreed to expand law enforcement and cyber security cooperation. the two sides reaffirmed that neither wants to become a safe haven for each other's fugitives and we will instruct confident authorities of the two countries to actively explore a long-term cooperation mechanism regarding fugitive recovery and repatriation of illegal immigrants. the two sides will continue the implementation of the five-point consensus reached in 2015 to enhance cyber security cooperations including the use of the internet for terrorist purposes and tackling cybercrime. we will format cooperation and protect each other's national institutions in their respective countries. as two distinctive countries, are two sides may have different views or
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differences on some issues, this is only natural.the key is to properly handle and manage them. there is far more common interest to our two countries than differences. it is important to respect each other's sovereignty and territorial integrity, respect each other's choice of development paths. as our two sides commence to a constructive approach, we can criticize and defuse differences. while at the same time build common ground and advanced cooperation. we also discussed the international responsibilities are two countries shoulder. we agreed to enhance communication and cooperation on major international, regional and global issues and is seek proper resolution of issues to make further contributions to peace, stability and prosperity of relevant regions and the
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world at large. on the korean peninsula nuclear issue, we reiterated the firm commitment to achieving the nuclear is a of the peninsula and upholding international nonproliferation regimes. the two sides will continue to fully implement us security council resolutions. at the same time, the two sides working toward a solution through dialogue and negotiation. and we are ready to discuss with relevant parties a pathway leading to stability in the peninsula and the northeast asia. the two sides will maintain munication and cooperation on the korean peninsula issue. we believe that china and the united states, our countries are an important influence in the asia-pacific. as i said to the president,
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the pacific ocean is big enough to accommodate both china and the united states. the twosides need to step up communication and cooperation on asia-pacific affairs , foster common friends, build constructive interaction and jointly maintain and promote the peace and stability and austerity in the region. >> we also discussed the middle east of other issues and agreed to deepen cooperation on counterterrorism, nonproliferation, nuclear security and stronger support to un peacekeeping operations. >> we both believe that friendship between our people is the foundation for the sustained growth of china us relations and we agreed to further promote the exchange. we will expand student exchange programs, forward china us competition every year and open an additional exchange centers in both countries. >>.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, your friends, president trump. >> state visit. >> is a successful and historic visit. together, the two of us have set out the direction and draw out the blueprint for china us relations in the common period. we will work with the united states and form the consensus we reached take further progress in china us relations to bring greater benefit to our people and people across the world. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you very much, your excellency. now president trump, you have the floor. >>.
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>> i want to thank you for an incredible welcoming ceremony. earlier this morning. it was truly memorable and impressive and it's something i will never forget. melania and i are honored to visit your country with its ancient history and dynamic people and thriving culture. we also want to thank you and madam peng for a tour given to us yesterday of the very majestic forbidden city. the people are proud of who they are and what they have built together. and your people are also very proud of you. >> i want to congratulate you on the recent and very successful 19 congress, perhaps now more than ever we
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have an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our two countries and improve the lives of our citizens as long as we stand together, with others if necessary, against those who threaten our civilization, that will never happen. >> as i said in my address yesterday, the entire civilized world must unite to confront the north korean menace. >> and the entire world is watching us right now. today, we discussed our mutual commitment to be complete denuclearization of north korea. we agreed not to replicate failedapproaches , of the
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past and there were many, we agreed on the need to fully implement all un security council resolutions on north korea on and to increase economic pressure until north korea abandons its reckless and dangerous path. all responsible nations must join together to stop arming and financing and even trading with the murderers north korean regime. >> together we have enough power to finally liberate this region. and the world, this very serious nuclear menace. but it will require corrective action. collective strength and collective devotion to winning the peace. in order to create a more secure future for all and to protect our citizens from extremism and terrorism.
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>> we also committed to working towards a peaceful future for afghanistan. >> terrorists are a threat to all of humanity. and we will stop radical islamic terrorists. >> the united states and china also face many challenges within our borders. every year drug trafficking destroys millions and millions of lives. today, president xi and i discussed ways we can enhance coordination, to better counter the deadly drug trade and to stop the legal flow of poisonous drugs into our countries and into our communities. a special emphasis will be placed on the new phenomena,
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fentanyl, destroying lives by the millions. we're going to be focusing on it very strongly. in addition to up improving the safety of our citizens, president xi and i discussed improving our economic relationships . we want a vibrant trade relationship with china. we also want a fair and reciprocal one. today i discussed with president xi the chronic imbalance in our relationship as it pertains to trade and the concrete steps that we will going to be taking to solve the problem of the massive trade distortion. this includes addressing china's market access restrictions and technology transfer requirements and four american countries from being able to fairly compete
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within china. the united states is committed to protecting the intellectual property of our company and providing a level playing field for our workers. at the same time, our relationship with you and china is a very important one to me and to all of the people of our country. and just by looking at the tremendous, incredible job producing agreements just signed by those major companies, we are off to a very, very good start. as part of our commitment to regional stability in peace, the united states also continues to advocate for reforms that enhance economic freedom . individual rights and the rule of law. the united states working with china and other regional partners have an incredible opportunity to advance the
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cause of peace, security and prosperity all across the world. it's a very special time and we do indeed have that very, very special opportunity. the great responsibility has been placed on our shoulders, president. it's really a great responsibility. and i hope we can rise to the occasion and help our countries and citizens reach their highest destinies . and their fullest potential. i want to thank you, again, you are a very special man. your for your gracious hospitality. i send my warmest regards to your citizens, i honor their ratings. and celebrate their great, great possibilities and potential for the future. >> in the coming months and years, i look forward to building an even stronger relationship between our two countries, china and the united states of america.
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even closer, friendships and relationships between the people of our countries. >> mister president, thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you very much. >> the honorable president, this concludes this event, thank you. >> the u.s. senate is in a break so republicans can attend a briefing on their tax reform plan. senators are expected back at