Premier Zhu Rongji congratulated the 35th
anniversary of the founding of the US National Committee on
US-China Relations in a video statement on October 2nd,
Zhu first conveyed sympathy to the US
government and the American people for the September 11
terror attack on the United States, and expressed
condolences to the victims. He said that the Chinese
Government strongly condemned the terror attacks, and China
would strengthen co-operation with the international society
as well as the US government in fighting terrorism on the
basis of the UN Charter and the norms and principles of
international law in a bid to safeguard world peace and
In the past 30 years and more, Zhu
said Sino-US relations have achieved historic progress,
bringing huge benefits to the two peoples, as well as peace
and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.
Zhu noted that today, as the world has entered
the 21st century, China and the United States share common
interests and responsibilities in combating terrorism and
international crimes, tackling problems including worsening
environment, and safeguarding peace and stability in the
Asia-Pacific region and the world for the purpose of
promoting sound regional and global economic growth.
He stressed China would increase exchanges and
understanding with US, while making efforts to develop
constructive relations of co-operation, based on the three
joint communiqués signed between the two countries.
Zhu said the upcoming meeting between
President Jiang Zemin and US President Bush in Shanghai will
be of great importance, which is expected to help to improve
the development of the Sino-US relations.
said in conclusion that he hoped the US National Committee
on US-China Relations and friends from all circles in the
United States would continue to make contributions to the
improvement of bilateral ties.