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Outcome list of President Xi Jinping's state visit to the United States

中国日报网 2015-09-28 09:20



12. China and the United States commit to conduct high-level and expert discussions commencing in early 2016 to provide a forum to support and exchange views on judicial reform and identify and evaluate the challenges and strategies in implementing the rule of law. U.S. participants are to include leading members of the U.S. judiciary, U.S. government legal policy experts, and officials from the Departments of Commerce and Justice and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Chinese participants are to include officials from the Central Leading Group on Judicial Reform, leading members of the Chinese judiciary, and Chinese government legal policy experts. This dialogue is to result in an improvement in the transparency and predictability of the business environment. This dialogue does not replace, duplicate or weaken existing regular bilateral legal and human rights dialogues between China and the United States.

13. With strengthening policies to promote agricultural innovation and food security and to advance sustainable development as the themes of the Strategic Agricultural Innovation Dialogue (SAID), the two sides discussed food security, agricultural biotechnology, big data and information technology innovation, environmental management and sustainable development, agricultural and support programs, and plans for future bilateral dialogue and cooperation. Both countries commit to strengthen cooperation and create an enabling environment for agricultural innovation in the two countries and the world at large.

14. China's Minister of Agriculture and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture held a bilateral meeting on agricultural cooperation and renewed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America on Cooperation in Agriculture and Related Fields, to promote comprehensive, sustained, and balanced development of agricultural cooperation between both countries.

15. China and the United States conducted in-depth discussions on the administration of agricultural biotechnology, and committed to further improve approval processes. Both sides reaffirmed the importance of implementing timely, transparent, predictable, and science-based approval processes for products of agricultural biotechnology, which are based on international standards. Both sides committed to strengthen policy formulation and information exchange, share experience in and practices of research and development, regulatory administration, and safety approval of agricultural biotechnology; further revise and improve regulation, based on comprehensive consultations with domestic and international stakeholders; and, enhance capabilities in safety administration and safety approval of agricultural biotechnology products.

16. China and the United States reiterate their support for efforts to enhance the connection between their financial markets, consistent with their respective laws and requirements.

17. The Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) of China and the United States are to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning cooperation in the exchange of information related to money laundering and terrorist financing. According to the MOU, the two FIUs commit to cooperate on the collection, analysis and exchange of financial information related to money laundering, terrorist financing, and related crimes on a reciprocal basis.

18. China and the United States acknowledge that green finance can be of great significance to environmental protection, pollution reduction, and sustainable development. Both sides welcome efforts that further green finance and cooperation in this field.

19. China and the United States reaffirm their commitment to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of their respective country and military, facilitate sustained and substantive dialogues and communication, and further advance the development of the China-U.S. military-to-military relationship. Building on the two Memoranda of Understanding on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) signed by the two sides in China in November 2014, the two sides completed new annexes on air-to-air safety and crisis communications. The two sides agreed to continue discussions on additional annexes to the Notification of Major Military Activities CBM, and to deepen exchanges and cooperation in areas of mutual interest, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counter-piracy, and international peacekeeping. At the invitation of the United States Pacific Command, the Chinese Navy will participate in the RIMPAC-2016 joint exercise.

20. The two sides will encourage the China Coast Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard to sign cooperation documents and facilitate cooperation between the two agencies in such areas as personnel exchanges, vessel visits, intelligence and information sharing and joint campaign against illegal and criminal activities at sea. The China Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard have committed in principle that the two sides would negotiate to sign the rules of behavior of the two coast guards by consulting the Rules of Behavior Confidence Building Measure, annex on surface-to-surface encounters in the November 2014 Memorandum of Understanding between the People' s Republic of China Ministry of National Defense and the United States Department of Defense.

21. Acknowledging the importance of the ongoing AP1000 projects in Sanmen and Haiyang, relevant companies of the two countries would work together for the early and safe operation of Unit 1 at Sanmen. The Chinese side welcomes the renewal of the China-U.S. Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.

22. The two sides expressed satisfaction with the efforts under existing nuclear cooperation mechanisms, and decided to continue and intensify mutually-beneficial practical cooperation on technology research and development. The National Energy Administration of China and the U.S. Department of Energy planned to hold the 8th Joint Working Meeting under the China-U.S. Bilateral Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperative Action Plan this October in China. The National Energy Administration of China and the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy will hold the 11th Annual China-U.S. Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technologies Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting in 2016 in the United States.

23. The two sides attach great importance to exchanges and cooperation in the area of clean energy and fully recognize the collaboration and outcomes of the China-U.S. Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). To implement the consensus reached by the two presidents in Beijing on jointly developing clean energy and addressing the challenge of climate change, the two sides signed the Amendment to the Protocol for Cooperation on CERC to formally launch CERC Phase II. The two sides announce the expansion of cooperative research and development under CERC by launching a new technical track to improve the energy efficiency of medium-duty to heavy-duty trucks. This initiative is expected to accelerate the development of high energy efficiency trucks and their introduction into the markets of both countries, leading to significant reductions in oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

24. New progress is made in China-U.S. civil aviation cooperation. On September 22, relevant Chinese enterprises signed an agreement with Boeing to procure 300 aircrafts. An MOU on Enhancing Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation in Civil Aviation is signed between the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and the Boeing Company, outlining cooperation goals and contents in areas including industrial cooperation and production, green aviation technology development, innovative development of leadership as well as development of world-class civil aviation transportation system. A document on 737MAX Completion Center is signed between Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) and Boeing. A document on 747-8 structures cooperation is signed between Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Boeing.

25. China Railway International U.S.A. Co. Ltd, Desert Xpress Enterprises. LLC, and HSR Palmdale signed the Framework Agreement of Establishing XpressWest Project Joint Venture on September 13, 2015.

26. The two sides held China-U.S. Environmental Matchmaking Meeting in California, the U.S. The two sides initiated cooperation on Green Ports and Vessels, identified priorities and mechanism of cooperation, and set up a working group to implement cooperative activities.

27. The two sides gave positive evaluation to the exchange and cooperation in health fields between the two countries; notice that non-communicable diseases have already become the major public health problems for both countries, and there have been collaborations in tobacco control and salt reduction between the two countries in recent years; support exploring further cooperation between the China National Health and Family Planning Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in non-communicable diseases in the following areas: to carry out personnel exchanges through high-level policy forums, academic exchanges, people to people exchange forums, site visits and trainings; to strengthen the basic and applicable research cooperation in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, with the focus on scientific research in prevention, diagnosis and recovery areas; strengthening cooperation on public health by creating a bulletin similar to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and expanding the Field Epidemiology Training Program; to continue to support the implementation of the China-U.S. Smoke-free Workplace project and programs in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and aging, and encourage the active engagement of the companies; to pay attention to and emphasize the negative impact of non-communicable diseases on health, and advocate for healthy lifestyle, the China National Health and Family Planning Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, together with other relevant partners, will explore organizing the first China-U.S. Health City Forum.

28. The two sides reaffirmed their rejection of terrorism of all forms and agreed to enhance counterterrorism cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels and continue to implement relevant resolutions of the U.N. Security Council. The two sides will seek to enhance counterterrorism cooperation on a wide range of issues, including on how to address the transnational flow of foreign terrorist fighters, crack down on terrorist funding networks, and increase information exchange on terrorist threats. Government officials and experts from the two sides held a workshop of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the United States on September 14 and released a document of intent for cooperation.

29. The two sides highly commend the positive progress achieved in the field of anti-corruption and law enforcement cooperation by the two countries in recent years. Both sides decide to enhance and promote anti-corruption cooperation under multilateral frameworks of the UNCAC, G20 and APEC, and to deny safe haven for corrupt criminals and their proceeds of crime, including further implementation of APEC's Beijing Declaration on Fighting Corruption, and support for the work of the ACT-NET. Both sides commit to combating all kinds of transnational corruption crimes through enhanced cooperation between anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies of the two countries. China welcomes the U.S. commitment to partner with China in leading G20 efforts in fighting transnational corruption during China's G20 presidency in 2016. The United States welcomes China's commitment to consider joining the OECD working group on bribery as a Participant in the near future.

The two sides decide to further implement the relevant consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries utilizing China-U.S. Joint Liaison Group (JLG) as the primary mechanism for cooperation on law enforcement, and to take practical measures to handle mutually identified major corruption cases. Both sides agree to enhance practical cooperation in corruption prevention, detecting embezzled public funds, exchanging evidence, combating transnational bribery, fugitives and illegal immigrants repatriation, narcotics control, and counter-terrorism. In the field of asset recovery, both sides agree to discuss the mutual recognition and enforcement of forfeiture judgements. Both sides committed to hold the 13th plenary session of the JLG and the 10th JLG ACWG Meeting before the end of this year. The Chinese Ministry of Public Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will hold a second minister-level meeting at a mutually suitable time in U.S. Both sides welcome recent progress on repatriating Chinese fugitives and illegal immigrants through charter flights and look forward to continuing this cooperation.

30. China and the United States commit to deepen their cooperation on nuclear security, and make joint contributions to promoting global nuclear security and nonproliferation. The two sides agree to jointly bring the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit to a success. The two sides plan to hold an annual bilateral dialogue focused on nuclear security, with the first meeting of the dialogue to be held prior to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit. The two sides noted with satisfaction that progress has been made on the establishment of the Nuclear Security Center of Excellence and conversion of the Miniature Neutron Source Reactor from highly enriched uranium to low enriched uranium, as well as the signing of a Statement of Intent between the China Atomic Energy Authority of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Energy of the United States of America Concerning Further Strengthening of Cooperation in the Field of Nuclear Security.

31. The Chinese side announced that it would support 50,000 Chinese and American students in total to study in the other country in the next 3 years. The U.S. side announced it would expand the 100,000 Strong Initiative from U.S. universities to elementary and high schools to achieve the goal of having one million U.S. students studying Chinese by 2020. The two sides will support the collaboration between the think-tanks in Chinese and U.S. universities, hold the annual Forum among them, and promote increased cooperation and public diplomacy programming between Chinese and U.S. universities and educational organizations. The two sides will support the holding of the China-U.S. Young Maker Competition annually.

32. The two sides will designate 2016 as China-U.S. Tourism Year-a cooperative tourism initiative led by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the China National Tourism Administration to expand and shape travel between our countries. This year of collaboration will include events to promote travel between the two countries, support progress on market access, and advance initiatives for both China and the United States to ensure a quality visitor experience for increasing numbers of travelers to and from both countries.

33. The Ministry of Culture of China will continue to collaborate with public and private cultural institutions in the United States to implement Across the Pacific: China-U.S. Cultural Exchange Program, which includes exchanges in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, intellectual ideas and folk culture and cooperation in the cultural industry. National Development and Reform Commission of China and National Park Service of the United States signed the Statement of Cooperation on National Park System Management. The two sides will continue to follow and support the joint China Garden project and actively mobilize funds to ensure the start of construction as scheduled.

34. China Film Group Corporation and Motion Picture Association of America signed the Agreement on Cooperation in Importation and Distribution of Revenue-Sharing Film and expressed commitment to continue their cooperation in the film industry. China Media Capital and Warner Brothers Entertainment are forming a joint venture ("Flagship Entertainment Group Limited") for film production and international distribution headquartered in Hong Kong. The State Council Information Office of China signed cooperation agreements respectively with the National Geographic Channel and The Walt Disney Company for jointly organizing China-themed photo exhibitions, making and broadcasting China-related documentaries, collaborating in program production, promoting China-themed museum exhibitions and making Circle-Vision 360-degrees movies for the China Pavilion in Disneyland.

35. The Chinese side highly commended the U.S.'s returning of 22 cultural relics to the Chinese side according to the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material From the Paleolithic Period Through the Tang Dynasty and Monumental Sculpture and Wall Art at Least 250 Years Old in the near future. The two sides support their close cooperation in combating cultural relics smuggling under existing mechanisms. The two sides welcome archaeological excavation and research cooperation between the two countries.

36. The two sides welcomed their progress in building new embassy and consular facilities more reflective of the strength and importance of our relationship. The two sides recognized more must be done now. China has offered a new consulate site in Shanghai, and prepared suitable sites in Chengdu and Shenyang, and the United States will reciprocate with a comparable offer of suitable sites in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Both sides agreed to move forward on a reciprocal basis to build new diplomatic facilities and acquire new housing in all cities where there is an established diplomatic presence, consistent with each other's requirements. The two sides will discuss the secure resupply of materials needed for the maintenance of diplomatic facilities.

37. The two sides signed the Statement of Intent to cooperate between the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America and the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) of the People's Republic of China Concerning Standards for Green Gas Measurements and Precision Medicine. The National Metrology Institutes of both countries will strengthen the cooperative relationship and continue to explore areas for mutually beneficial collaboration in measurement science and standards to underpin the implementation of China-U.S. Joint Announcement on Climate Change made by the Presidents of China and the U.S. on 12 November 2014, to support our industries and the environment, and to improve healthcare and quality of life of our citizens. The two sides conducted productive cooperation in the area of inspection and quarantine to ensure the safety of bilateral trade in food and agricultural products and its expansion. AQSIQ and USDA signed the Protocol on Sanitary Requirement of the U.S. Industrial Tallow to be Imported Into China. The two sides are committed to conduct further technical discussions and cooperation to facilitate bilateral trade in food and agriculture products.

38. China and the United States made commitment to enhance Customs cooperation in the areas of: the Container Security Initiative (CSI), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) initiatives and strategic goals, and intellectual property rights protection and anti-smuggling enforcement, among others. The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) welcome the signing of a customs cooperation document concerning global supply chain security and facilitation, through which GACC and DHS will continue to deepen cooperation and promote a robust level of supply chain security and facilitation. Following the June 2015 signing of a revised Declaration of Principles Between United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China Relating to Bilateral Customs Cooperation at Seaports to Enhance Security, both sides will conclude an implementation plan as soon as possible to expand CSI cooperation.

39. To enhance sub-national exchanges and cooperation between China and the U.S., the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the U.S. State Legislative Leaders Foundation reached consensus on establishing the China-U.S. Sub-national Legislatures Exchange Mechanism, and plan to co-host the First China-U.S. Sub-national Legislatures Cooperation Forum in 2016.

III. Asia-Pacific Affairs

40. The two sides had in-depth discussions on Asia-Pacific affairs. They recognized that China and the United States have broad common interests and face common challenges in the Asia-Pacific. The two sides agreed to deepen dialogue on Asia-Pacific affairs at various levels, endeavor to build a relationship of positive interaction and inclusive cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, and work with other countries in the region to promote peace, prosperity and stability in the Asia-Pacific.

41. China and the United States decided to maintain communication and cooperation with one another on Afghanistan to support peaceful reconstruction and economic development in Afghanistan, support an "Afghan-led, Afghan-owned" reconciliation process, and promote trilateral dialogue among China , the United States and Afghanistan.

Together with Afghanistan, China and the United States will co-chair a high-level event on Afghanistan's reconstruction and development on the margins of the UN General Assembly on September 26. This event will convene Afghanistan's neighbors and the international community to discuss the importance of continuing robust regional and international support for the Afghan government and regional economic cooperation. China and the United States jointly renew their call on the Taliban to enter into direct talks with the government of Afghanistan. China and the United States also noted their mutual interests in supporting peace, stability, and prosperity in neighboring countries of Afghanistan, and to working in partnership with these countries to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.



















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