"I decided to return to my work three days after my fathers death," she said. "I want to work diligently and help others, so they will not experience a tragedy like mine." She burst into tears.
Given Beijings willingness to cooperate, Castrillon believed the U.S. administrations disputes had less to do with policy than with trying to get re-elected in November.
"All over the world, the United States and Russia have the largest nuclear arsenal ... this is international consensus. So they should take the lead in international nuclear disarmament," said Cui in an online interview with Nicholas Burns, executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group, and Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent of NBC News, while attending the 2020 Aspen Security Forum on Aug. 4.
"China has a very small amount of nuclear weapons. Its not at the same level. We are far behind the U.S. and Russia," Cui said.
In the message, Xi extended warm congratulations and best wishes to President Lukashenko on his re-election on behalf of the Chinese government and people as well as in Xis own name.
"There is such a degree of political intervention, government intervention into the market. Theres such a discrimination against Chinese company. These companies are just private companies," the ambassador said.
In trade, for example, China has moved to address Washingtons concerns, said Castrillon.
BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeos assertion that the policy of engagement with China pursued by successive U.S. administrations has failed.
China and the United States must always bear in mind the well-being of mankind, live up to their responsibilities as two major countries, coordinate and cooperate as needed in the UN and other multilateral institutions, and work together for world peace and stability, said Wang. Enditem
"Wang Yi emphasized that, saying China is willing to restart mechanisms for dialogue with the United States at any level, in any area and at any time. And that is precisely what the Chinese government has done," said Castrillon, who specializes in U.S. and Chinese affairs.
Reported by Tang Renlin and Wu Jun
Edited by Wen Zhiming
Translated by Li Siying