China says it will work with U.S.

Jan. 28, 2010 at 11:40 PM

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- China, commenting on President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, says it will work with the United States for mutual benefit.

"We note China is mentioned in the State of the Union address. China would like to work extensively with the United States for mutual benefit," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said Thursday, the Chinese government Web site reported.

Ma's comments came shortly after Obama's address covering wide-ranging issues including the economy, education, health care, climate change and foreign policy, the report said.

"I can hardly give an overall, comprehensive and accurate review of the address as we are still studying it," Ma said. "As the United States is a country of great influence in the world, we hope its foreign policy will help boost world peace, stability and development."

The spokesman dismissed any claim that China poses a threat to the United States, the report said.

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