BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhuanet) -- US Secretary of Commerce Donald Louis Evans and US Secretary of Labor Elaine Lan Chao said here Thursday their visit to China was fruitful.
Evans witnessed three Sino-US commercial agreement signing ceremonies during his visit. He said US-Sino economic relations were very important in the world and the US government was willing to further strengthen bilateral relations.
"I was impressed that Chinese Vice-Premier Wu Yi had started to conduct a countrywide campaign at the central, provincial and local city government levels as to the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement," he told a news conference yesterday.
As for the increasing trade frictions, both the Chinese side and Evans believe complications and friction are inevitable along with the rapid growth of China-US economic and trade relations, and that the two nations will team up to solve the issues by candid dialogues.
Chao signed four agreements during her trip to enhance cooperation in raising the living standard and working conditions for employees. She also announced the US would donate 3.5 million US dollars to China to help combat AIDS through workplace education program.
She hoped through exchanging information, the two sides can raise living standards for workers, foster safe working environment for workers, and protect workers' rights in accordance with relevant international labor principles while respecting the national laws of both the United States and China.
At the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Evans visited China from June 19 to 24. At the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Chao visited China from June 21 to 24.