On October 28, 2011, Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo met with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns in Zhongnanhai.
"China-U.S. relations have currently entered a crucial and key period of development," Dai said. Both sides should seriously implement the important consensus reached between the two heads of state on building a bilateral cooperative partnership, stick to the spirit of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and staying in the same boat to overcome difficulties and make good arrangements for their high-level exchanges in the period ahead. He also urged both sides to expand cooperation on bilateral issues as well as regional and global affairs, and properly settle disputes in a bid to maintain the sound development of China-U.S. relations. Dai also reiterated China's principled position on Taiwan and other issues.
Burns told Dai that U.S. President Barack Obama and his government highly value relations with China, and are committed to boosting a bilateral cooperative partnership featuring mutual respect and win-win results. The United States expects to work closely with China to promote the positive progress of the upcoming G20 summit in Cannes, France, the APEC meeting in Hawaii, U.S., and the ASEAN Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
The two sides also exchanged views on regional issues of common concern.