Since Biden’s inauguration and his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, Sino-US relations have shown no signs of significant easing. At this critical juncture, Howard, founder of Starbucks and current co-chairman of Rawat. Howard Schultz (Howard Schultz) became a “pen pal” with President Xi Jinping, and the official media rarely exposed the content of Xi’s letter. The connection between the two was not accidental and the American media exposed the Xiajong insider.
According to the Xinhua news agency, Schultz recently sent a letter to Xi Jinping congratulating him on “going to build a moderately prosperous society under the leadership of President Xi Jinping” and expressing his respect for the Chinese people and Chinese culture. Zee later wrote back, discussing Sino-US economic and trade relations. Question of cooperation.
Mutual relations between Chinese heads of state and US companies are apparently rare and cannot be considered as personal acts. They seem to have important political signals.
CNN: Schultz gave Xi Jinping a book to open the chat box
CNN later released further details, asking why Schultz wrote a letter to Xi Jinping congratulating him on his governing achievements.
Citing those familiar with the matter, CNN reported that Schultz had recently sent Xi Jinping his new book, “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Remake the Promise of America,” and the closure was a letter expressing Starbucks’ long-standing commitment to Chinese and local employees.
The Xinhua news agency described the letter as “Schultz congratulates China under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, to complete a better society in all respects.”
According to Xinhua News Agency, Xi Jinping responded to Schultz that China is embarking on a new process of building a socialist modern nation by all means. “This will provide more opportunities for US companies, including Starbucks, and companies around the world to develop in China. I hope Starbucks will make serious efforts to promote Sino-US economic and trade cooperation and the development of bilateral relations.”
Schultz seems to recognize the different voices for American politics and business
After receiving Xi Jinping’s response, Schultz said in a statement that it was a great honor. He believes the best time has come for Starbucks in China, and it is expected to lay a common ground for cooperation between the two countries.
Schulster’s relationship with China is not just about economic ties – Starbucks entered China in 1999 and now has more than 4,700 stores in more than 180 cities across the mainland. Most importantly, it is his relationship with Chinese leaders. Of personal friendship.
When Hu Jintao became president of the United States in 2006, he said he “wanted to become a frequent visitor to Starbucks cafes”; Xi Jinping’s first stop in Seattle in 2015 was the location of Starbucks headquarters.
What is important to the outside world is that Schultz wrote that this time he is trying to get Xi Jinping to endorse a particular voice in American political and business circles and explore the possibilities of improving Sino-US relations.
Xi Jinping wrote again to talk about these things that show China’s goodwill
In fact, in an interview with CNN in 2018, Schultz said that previous trade conflicts had led to the economic downturn in the United States. “My real belief is that the country should not build a wall separating other countries, but a bridge.” He can now approve of this voice.
The Western media also noted that the timing of Xi Jinping’s response was special. Biden will officially become the next president of the United States; Economic and political analysts believe that Biden may seek to cooperate with China on certain political and economic issues. In this context, China hopes to use informal channels. Leave goodwill to the United States to pave the way for the reconstruction of Sino-US relations. After all, Sino-US relations continue to fall, and both countries bear losses.
Responsible author: Deng Qiqiang