Message from Ambassador Joesph W.Prueher
The relationship between the U.S. and China is vital to both countries, to the Asia-Pacific region, and to our world as we enter a new century and a new millennium. Our common interests transcend the issues that keep us apart. China is currently undergoing the most immense changes in its long history. A modern, prosperous, stable China is in the interest of the United States, as is China's participation in the World Trade Organization, international human rights covenants, non-proliferation agreements, and fora for the peaceful resolution of security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. With different histories, priorities, and cultures, there will inevitably be differences between us, but I am confident the U.S. and China can advance our relations in an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding.
The U.S. Mission in China plays a vital role in this effort and looks forward to working with our many friends in both the U.S. and China to advance relations in a constructive manner.