China urged to implement policies for balanced global growth

PTI Washington | Updated on May 10, 2011 Published on May 10, 2011

The US President, Mr Barack Obama, has urged China to implement policies that support sustained and balanced global growth.

“The President encouraged China to implement policies that support sustained and balanced global growth as well as a more balanced bilateral economic relationship,” the White House said on Monday after Mr Obama met a Chinese delegation which is here to participate in the third US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

During the White House meeting with the Chinese delegation led by the Vice-Premier, Mr Wang Qishan, and the State Councillor, Mr Dai Bingguo, Mr Obama raised US concerns about the current human rights situation in China.

The US President underscored his support for the universal rights of freedom of expression and worship, and of access to information and political participation.

They exchanged views on a broad range of economic, security and other issues of importance to both countries, the White House statement said.

Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to building a cooperative partnership that is comprehensive in scope, cooperative in nature, and yields positive achievements that benefit our people, the statement said.

They agreed that concrete actions by both sides are needed to build such a partnership.

“They also discussed ways to advance our common non-proliferation objectives, including working together to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, to meet its international commitments and to avoid destabilising behaviour,” the White House said.

Published on May 10, 2011
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