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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on China

President Obama received the credentials today of China’s new Ambassador to the United States, Zhang Yesui.  During their meeting, the President stated his determination to further develop a positive relationship with China.  He reaffirmed our one China policy and our support for the efforts made by Beijing and Taipei to reduce friction across the Taiwan Strait.  The President also stressed the need for the United States and China to work together and with the international community on critical global issues including nonproliferation and pursuing sustained and balanced global growth.