Dec. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
said here Tuesday that China and the United States are
friends, not adversaries.
Addressing a dinner hosted by nine American
organizations, Wen, who arrived here Monday on his first
official visit to the United States since taking the office
early this year, put forward a series of proposals aimed at
promoting the constructive and cooperative relations between
the two countries.
First, he said, the two countries should continue
with high-level visits and strategic dialogue.
Second, efforts should
be made to facilitate mutually beneficial trade and economic
cooperation and establish a sound mechanism to address
third proposal he made is for intensifying coordination
between the two countries on major international and
fourth proposal, the premier called for expanding
Wen said that the Chinese nation has always
cherished peace and harmony and that the rise of China is
always in favor of friendship, partnership and cooperation
with its neighboring and all other countries, he said.
The nine American
organizations hosting the dinner were the National Committee
on US-China relations, the US-China Business Council, the
America-China Forum, the Asia Society, the Center for
Strategic and International Studies, the Committee of 100,
the Council on Foreign Relations, the US Chamber of Commerce
and the US-China Policy Foundation.