October 29, 2011
Statement by U.S. Embassy Press Spokesman Richard L. Buangan on the Visit of U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns to Beijing
Beijing- Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns visited Beijing October 27-29 for constructive discussions with senior Chinese officials on a range of important bilateral, regional, and global issues. Deputy Secretary Burns and Chinese counterparts reviewed priorities for upcoming international meetings, including G20, APEC, and the East Asia Summit, and he underscored the importance of efforts by both the United States and China to promote global economic recovery and balanced growth, and to enhance security, stability, and growth in Asia. They exchanged views on many of the common regional and international challenges our two countries face, including Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, and recent events in the Middle East, and discussed ways in which the two countries can work together. The two sides also discussed the South China Sea and human rights. Deputy Secretary Burns and his counterparts agreed on the importance to our two countries of maintaining positive bilateral relations, while also addressing ways in which the United States and China could build strategic trust and avoid misunderstandings and misperceptions.
Deputy Secretary Burns was accompanied by National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Daniel Russel and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs Kin Moy. He met with State Councilor Dai Bingguo, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Director of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Minister Wang Jiarui, Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun, Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai, and PLA Deputy Chief of the General Staff General Ma Xiaotian.
北京– 副国务卿比尔·伯恩斯（Bill Burns）于10月27-29日访问北京，与中国高级官员就一系列重要双边、地区和全球问题进行建设性讨论。副国务卿伯恩斯和中国同行回顾了包括G20、APEC、和东亚峰会在内的即将举行的国际会议的优先事项，他强调了美国和中国在促进全球经济复苏和均衡增长，以及加强亚洲安全、稳定和发展方面努力的重要性。他们就我们两国面临的许多共同地区和国际挑战交换了意见，包括阿富汗、北朝鲜、伊朗等问题，以及最近在中东发生的事件，并讨论了两国可以共同合作的方式。双方也讨论了南中国海和人权问题。副国务卿伯恩斯和他的同行就保持积极双边关系对我们两国的重要性达成一致，也讨论了美国和中国可以建立战略信任和避免误解和误读的方式。
陪同副国务卿伯恩斯的还有负责亚洲事务的国家安全委员会高级主任丹尼尔·拉塞尔（Daniel Russel）和负责东亚事务的副助理国务卿梅健华（Kin Moy）。他与国务委员戴秉国、外交部长杨洁篪、中国共产党中央委员会对外联络部部长王家瑞、外交部常务副部长张志军、副外交部长崔天凯、和解放军副总参谋长马晓天会面。