Chinese President Xi Jinping called for cooperation rather than confrontation when talking to U.S. President Joe Biden over the phone on Thursday.
The two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and major international and regional affairs. Biden extended his New Year greetings to all Chinese people, while Xi once again congratulated Biden on his inauguration as U.S. president, and wished the Chinese and American people a happy and auspicious Year of the Ox.
Noting that China and the U.S. gain from cooperation but lose from confrontation, Xi stressed cooperation as the only correct option for the two countries.
When China and the U.S. work together, they can accomplish a great deal for the good of both countries and the world at large; confrontation between the two countries, however, will definitely be disastrous for both countries and the world, he added.
The two leaders believe the phone call sends a positive signal to the world.