BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday said China and the United States should develop a pattern of mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the second round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Hu said China and the United States should step up macroeconomic policy coordination and promote sustained world economic recovery.
He called on closer bilateral exchanges and cooperation in the areas including economy and trade, energy, environment, counter-terrorism, non-proliferation, law enforcement, science and technology, education, agriculture, health and quality inspection.
He also urged the two countries to develop cooperation in new areas such as civil aviation, high-speed railway, infrastructure construction and space exploration.
"In this way, we will lend fresh impetus to the growth of China-U.S. relations and enable our peoples to reap tangible benefits from China-U.S. cooperation," he added.
The two-day dialogue, which opened Monday in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, drew 50 representatives from more than 40 departments of both countries.
The dialogue, designed to enhance mutual understanding and trust between China and the United States, will cover a host of topics, ranging from bilateral links to regional and global issues.