Hu Jintao in US: China's media positive over visit

Obama Jintao Chinese media was enthusiastic about "win-win co-operation" between Beijing and Washington

Chinese President Hu Jintao's official visit to the United States has provoked extensive comment from Chinese media regarding improved relations between Beijing and Washington.

State-run media were generally positive, coining the term "win-win co-operation" to describe the visit and hoping that there would be far-reaching benefits for both parties, particularly in the sphere of mutual security.

Elsewhere, Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Russian media paid particular attention to the effects of the visit on international diplomacy in the light of China's increasing influence on regional and global affairs, but were split over who would emerge as the dominant nation.

Gao Zugui on China Central Televsion

The summit is not expected to solve all problems, but as long as there can be some progress on some issues, this will create a new beginning and lay a relatively good foundation for future bilateral relations.

Ding Gang in Beijing's Renim Ribao overseas edition

The key to enhancing co-operation is abandon "zero sum" Cold War thinking and adhere to win-win mutual benefits, so that the two countries become co-operative partners.

Zhong Sheng in Beijing's Renmin Ribao domestic edition

As long as China and the US adhere to strengthening pragmatic co-operation, they will certainly be able to take more solid steps to bring new hope and opportunities, and open a new chapter of win-win co-operation.

Editorial in state-run China Daily

It is necessary for Beijing and Washington to build consensus on burying the remnants of this outdated Cold War mentality once and for all.

Cui Lei in Beijing's Zhongguo Wang

China-US economic and trade relations will not be calm and various kinds of friction will still occur. The "Google incident" was by no means an individual case.

Deng Yunguang in Beijing's Zhongguo Wang

Besides the situation on the Korean peninsula, the issue of whether the US continues arms sales to Taiwan will determine to a certain extent the direction of Sino-US relations in 2011.

Liu Jianfei in Beijing's Xuexi Shibao

The US has accelerated the shift of its strategic focus from the Middle East to Asia-Pacific, and the main objective is to shift from counter-terrorism to responding to the pace of China's rise.

Editorial in Beijing's Global Times

It is good timing for Washington to declare that China and the US are not enemies today, and will not be in the future. This clarification will remove many uncertainties that may jeopardise global stability.

Hong Kong and Taiwan press

Editorial in Hong Kong's South China Morning Post

All manner of troublesome issues blotch the relationship, so it is highly likely that China will make some concessions. Truth be told, expectations should not be raised too high.

Commentary in Hong Kong's Oriental Daily News

The Sino-US summit ostensibly only involves the leaders of both countries, but in fact, the leaders of the Taiwan authorities are also invisible participants.

Edward Chen I-hsin in Taiwan's United Daily News

If people think that Hu and Obama will set the tone for Sino-US relations over the next decade, their imagination is a bit too rich... Washington's efforts with Beijing are doomed to be fruitless.

Antonio Chang in Taiwan's Apple Daily

The US is clutching a huge stick to greet its guests. Getting out this plight will be the test of a lifetime for Hu Jintao.

Editorial in Taiwan's Taipei Times

By attempting to avoid the matter [of Taiwan], Washington places itself in a difficult position that invites aggressive and prying rhetoric by Hu and his delegation, which cannot end well for Washington and, by extension, Taipei.

Russian press

Aleksandr Gabuyev in Moscow daily Kommersant

Whether Beijing and Washington will succeed in working out a formula of their peaceful coexistence for the next few years, or not, will be of great importance for the rest of the world.

Vladiaslav Vorobeyev in Russia's Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Washington will have to get used to the role of a follower against the background of China. In other words, the main world debtor is receiving a delegation of its main creditor.

Vladimir Skosyrev in Moscow's Nezavisimaya Gazeta

Taiwan had signalled to Washington that if their assistance is delayed any longer, they will not be able to defend themselves. The USA cannot allow that to happen. Losing Taiwan would deal a severe blow to its prestige.

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