The First US-China Party Leadership Summit took place in Beijing on March 31. Chief of the International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Wang Jiarui, represented the Chinese side. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Williamson represented the U.S. Democratic Party and Republican Party, respectively. Wang introduced the Chinese political system and suggested that the US-China relationship should focus on key interests to avoid constant damage by “some events.” The U.S. representatives agreed on the importance of the relationship between the two nations, and explained the functions of parties in U.S. politics and how US parties operate in the States. Williamson believed that parties do have different political views while they all face similar tasks for the prosperity of the nation.
Source: Xinhua, March 31, 2010