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Positive signs for China and US

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in the latter's Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago in the United States, April 6, 2017. Xinhua/Lan Hongguang

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump on Saturday held a telephone conversation. The two leaders attach great importance to the development of bilateral relations, and said that the working teams of the two countries are actively promoting the implementation of the consensus reached during their meeting in Argentina earlier this month. Both Mr Xi and Mr Trump expressed their willingness to reach an agreement through the talks, according to Xinhua.

Mr Trump tweeted Sunday morning that he had a “long and very good call”, with Chinese President Xi Jinping, conveying a positive tone about the talk. Mr Trump also said that “big progress” is being made and “deal is moving along very well”.

This is good news for sure. It can be seen as a New Year’s gift from the two leaders to the people of the two countries and the world.

President Xi and President Trump reached important consensus in Argentina on December 1, and teams from both countries have since been actively working to implement such consensus. Both parties have accelerated the tempo of mutual communication.

The phone conversation between President Xi and President Trump, including the tone of Mr Trump’s subsequent tweet, fits the logic in terms of the general direction for developing Sino-US relations. And this talk will definitely play a positive role in boosting confidence in Sino-US negotiations. It is sincerely hoped that the power of logic is stronger than that of uncertainty.

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