Clinton calls on China to embrace responsibilities of its rise
January 14th, 2011
02:59 PM ET

Clinton calls on China to embrace responsibilities of its rise

China must assume the responsibilities of being a 21st-century world power, rather than basing policies on its own self-interest, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

In a firm but optimistic speech at the State Department, Clinton praised improved ties with China, stressing the Obama administration wanted a "positive, cooperative and comprehensive" relationship.

She acknowledged the relationship is at a "critical juncture," noting many tensions remain on economic and security issues, which are certain to feature prominently when President Barack Obama hosts Chinese President Hu Jintao for a state visit in Washington next week.

"You cannot build a relationship on aspirations alone," she said, "It is up to both of us to more consistently translate positive words into effective cooperation."

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  1. Yaku

    @ daniel, de rien. This world deserve better. But until a poor man can stand up for his fellow man, posting here is all most of us can do and hope someone get it. Anything more, u and i will get killed by the rich folks. U wont even make the news because they control whose death should be reported and how. That's how its been, that's justice is far.

    January 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. For the record

    Crazy! America the crazy. a place where there is never too much drama and i do mean never

    January 16, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. LionsDen

    Kick Iran's butt from the face of the earth together with China.

    January 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
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