On June 7, 2016, Xi Jinping met in Beijing with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
According to People’s Daily, Xi recommended that “both countries should firmly continue the historical trend of Sino-US relations, focus on cooperation, do more practical things, properly handle differences, eliminate interference, and promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations.”
Xi Jinping emphasized that China and the U.S. can do a lot of things. “Both sides should do more things that are conducive to China-US cooperation; they should not do or should do fewer things that are not conducive to bilateral cooperation. As long as the two sides keep things in perspective, move in the same direction, and proactively take action, [we can] ensure that Sino-US relations move forward on the right track and build new relations between big powers.”
Source: People’s Daily reprinted by Qiushi, June 7, 2016