Fortunately, negotiators from both sides have conduc

ted the talks with a down-to-earth attitude without getting too obs

essed with their differences and thus have been able to make substantive progress.

Cooperation benefits both, confrontation hurts not just both, but also the entire world.

This, among other things, is an inherent part of the broad picture of Sino-US relations.

Given the impact both economies have on the world economy and their

bilateral relations on the world political situation, it is imperative the politicians of both coun

tries adopt a global perspective when making policies concerning bilateral ties.

Keeping the bigger picture in mind and adopting a global perspective

will enable them to put aside their differences for their own good and the good of the world.

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