外文标题：US-China ties will help shape 21st century: John Kerry
WASHINGTON: The relationship between the United States and China is the "most consequential" in the world today, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday before a high-profile trip that includes a stop in Beijing.
Ties between the world's top two economies will "do much to determine the shape of the 21st century," Kerry said, before key meetings in China preparing the way for a visit next week by US President Barack Obama.
Kerry was due to leave later Tuesday on his latest diplomatic whirlwind. He is scheduled to arrive first in Paris for meetings with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
He will then fly to Beijing for a meeting of Asia-Pacific foreign ministers, ahead of an APEC leaders' summit next week.
Because US-China ties are so important, "that means we have to get it right," Kerry told an audience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.
He added the relationship had to be "carefully managed." The two countries, which make up one-third of the global economy and a quarter of the world's population, need to ensure that they do not just "co-exist but that we also cooperate," Kerry said.
U.S. gave labor producing jobs and technical knowledge, set up factories in China and now U.S. is kissing as* pf China because it has become dependent on china for products.
John Bosco (Pune)
What about India?
Ram R (TN)
25 years after the fall of Berlin wall, US and China could engineer the fall of Panmunjom's halls in Korean peninsula.
SNRK r (Mumbai)
More than US-China it could be US-Japan-Emerging Markets ties.
danish khan (London) replies to SNRK r
Japan is history now..Future belongs to China