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Xi Jinping says China and US “must and need” to achieve peaceful coexistence

Chinese President Xi Jinping told two U.S. Flying Tiger veterans who fought for China during World War II that China and the U.S. “must and need” to achieve peaceful coexistence, offering more signals for both sides to reduce persistent tensions.

In his response to a letter from Harry Moyer and Mel McMullen, Xi said the people of China and the United States shared the same enemy in their fight against Japan and forged a “deep” friendship, according to Chinese state media this week. Tuesday (19).

“Looking to the future, China and the United States, as two great countries, have more important responsibilities for world peace, stability and development,” Xi said.

“They must and must achieve mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation.”

His call for stable and peaceful ties came after a series of meetings and talks between US and Chinese officials in recent months aimed at reducing tensions and restoring communication channels, including contact between their armed forces.

The American Volunteer Group, known as the Flying Tigers, was a combat group made up of former US pilots hired by the Republic of China to fight against Japan in 1941-42.

“Currently, relations between China and the US face many difficulties and challenges,” Chinese Vice President Han Zheng told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (18 ).

“The world needs stable and healthy relations between China and the US,” Han said.

Source: CNN Brasil

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