June 17, 2019
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter received the inaugural George H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in U.S.-China Relations on June 12 local time at the Carter Center, Atlanta.
The award is the first of this type presented by the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations, in recognition of the contributions of Carter, who witnessed the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the US as the 39th President of the US from 1977 to 1981.
At the awarding ceremony, participants reviewed the important roles of Carter and Bush in developing the bilateral relations between the US and China.
The participants said that both sides have benefited from the ties over the past four decades since the establishment of diplomatic relations. They also called some US politicians to attach importance to the relationship with China and take positive actions to maintain it, so as to bring it to back to the right track.