美国财政部长在美中贸易会谈中强调能源需求 US Treasury Secretary Highlights Energy Needs at US-China Trade Talks

17 June, 2008

美国财政部长保尔森敦促中国在两国面对国内能源需求增长以及石油价格屡创新高之际,与美国共同解决能源问题。保尔森今天(星期二)在与中国官员举行为期两天的高层贸易会谈开始时表示,作为世界上两个最大的石油进口国,中国和美国具有避免石油供应中断的共同利益。

保尔森说,美中两国还应当合作,帮助使替代性能源更容易得到,并促进能源安全和环境可持续性。

双方目前在华盛顿附近的马里兰州安纳波利斯举行会谈,由保尔森和中国副总理王岐山共同主持。会谈将于星期三结束。

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is urging China to work with the United States on energy issues as the two countries face increased demand at home and record high oil prices. Speaking today (Tuesday) at the opening of two days of high-level trade talks with Chinese officials, Paulson said that as the world's two largest importers of oil, China and the United States have a shared interest in avoiding supply disruptions.

Paulson says the two countries should also work to help make alternative energy sources more available, and promote energy security and environmental sustainability.

The talks, which end on Wednesday, are being held in (the city of) Annapolis, Maryland, not far from Washington and will be co-chaired by Paulson and China's vice premier, Wang Qishan.