China's National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 29, 2011

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of China as you celebrate your National Day this October 1.

From the official state visit of President Hu Jintao in January, to the very successful third round of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue in Washington in May, the United States has shown a deep commitment to this important relationship. Together, our two countries are seizing this moment in history and developing the positive, cooperative, and comprehensive relationship envisioned by our presidents. The United States is committed to the success of China, because a thriving China is good for America and a thriving America is good for China. Our two peoples are known for their hard work and ingenuity, and it is clear that by working together we can find solutions to our most pressing global challenges.

On this 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, whether you celebrate with family, friends, or loved ones, know that the United States stands with you as a committed partner and friend. I hope all Chinese people everywhere have a safe and joyous holiday.

PRN: 2011/1633