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US-China tensions

Xi says China willing to work with U.S. for mutual benefit

State-run CCTV quotes president's message to national committee event

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the U.S. should work together for world stability, in a message to China's National Committee on U.S.-China Relations on Oct. 26.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- President Xi Jinping said China is willing to work with the United States to find ways to get along to the benefit of both, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday.

As major powers, China and the United States should strengthen communication and cooperation to help provide stability to the world, Xi said in a message to an event of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations on Wednesday.

The two countries have been at odds over China's policy toward Taiwan, China's relationship with Russia and more recently, U.S. efforts to prevent its semiconductor companies selling technology to Chinese companies.

China was recently infuriated by a string of visits by U.S. lawmakers to Taiwan. China said the United States was sending "dangerous signals" on the self-ruled island, which China claims as its own.

Xi, who has just secured a groundbreaking third term as leader of the ruling Communist Party overseeing the world's second-largest economy, has rebuked foreign interference over Taiwan and recently said China would never renounce the right to use force over it.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said "the United State does not seek conflict with China."

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