Washington, 6 Jun (ZXS) -- On the evening of 3 May, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng held a celebration at the Chinese Consulate General in New York for former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's 5th birthday. Dr. Kissinger, Consul General in New York Huang Ping, and guests from the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the U.S.-China Business Council attended the event.

Xie Feng said in his speech that Dr. Kissinger is an old friend and good friend of the Chinese people, a pioneer and promoter of Sino-US relations, and has made historic contributions to the normalization of Sino-US relations. For more than half a century, Dr. Kissinger has unremittingly promoted the development of Sino-US relations and played an irreplaceable role in enhancing communication, cooperation and friendship between the two countries.

Xie Feng pointed out that today's world is chaotic and intertwined, Sino-US relations have encountered serious difficulties, and history has once again reached a crossroads. The world needs Kissinger, and we need to learn from Dr. Kissinger for his thorough wisdom, win-win strategy, and fearless responsibility. One is exuberant curiosity. PhDs have been studying all their lives, and it is admirable that at the age of 22, they are still tracking and researching the latest artificial intelligence technology like young people. The second is unlimited possibilities. "Diplomacy is the art of possibility", looking back on his diplomatic career, from the normalization of Sino-US relations to the "shuttle diplomacy" in the Middle East, he has always been able to complete countless "impossible tasks" through subjective efforts. The third is a thorough strategic vision, the doctor is an American, and the first consideration is of course the interests of the United States. At the same time, Dr. Doctor is good at understanding US interests in a broad rather than narrow sense, not drawing a prison or tying his own hands, and is rational and pragmatic to find common interests between different countries by seeking common ground while reserving differences. He firmly believes that the peaceful coexistence of China and the United States is in the fundamental interests of the two countries and the world, and makes unremitting efforts to promote a win-win situation between China and the United States and a win-win situation for the world. Fourth, a high sense of mission, the doctor insists on doing the right thing, even if he encounters criticism, he will not follow the trend. He overcame the difficulties of <> years of isolation between China and the United States, opened the door to bilateral relations with Chinese leaders, and made the right choice to benefit China and the United States and the world.

Xie Feng stressed that President Xi Jinping's three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation are the fundamental way for China and the United States to get along correctly in the new era. Finding the right way for China and the United States, two big countries with different systems, cultures and different histories, will not only bring peace and stability to a chaotic and intertwined world, but also provide solutions for peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation among all countries.

Xie Feng quoted Chairman Mao Zedong's poem: "I am confident that after 200 years of life, I will be hit by water for 3,000 miles, praised the hundred-year-old Dr. Kissinger for still being energetic and quick-thinking, wished him health and longevity, and continued to promote China-US relations back on track and world peace, prosperity and progress together."

Kissinger thanked Xie Feng for holding the celebration for him, happily recalled the experience of working with Chinese leaders to promote the normalization of U.S.-China relations, and said that the two countries should strive to avoid conflict and confrontation, jointly address world challenges, regard each other as potential friends rather than potential enemies, and contribute to world peace, prosperity and development.

Jacob Lew, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Chairman of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Orens, Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, and Allen, Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, delivered speeches respectively, highly praising Dr. Kissinger's contribution to win-win cooperation and world peace and stability, and calling for a more predictable and stable U.S.-China relationship. (End)