（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 刘登臣 陈熹）2023年3月12日，正值中国“两会”还在举行中，中外新闻社总裁韦燕对话美国驻华大使尼古拉斯•伯恩斯阁下，美驻华大使示好。他希望与中方恢复对话，并会鼓励美国人对华投资。
On March 12, 2023, during the Two Sessions in China, President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan had a talk with the U.S. Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Nicholas Burns, who e expressed the willingness to resume dialogues with China and would encourage Americans to invest in China.
U.S. Ambassador to China H.E. Mr. Nicholas Burns said the United States has sent a letter to China and hoped to resume the dialogues with China. He also stressed that the U.S. does not want to decouple from China because U.S. investors hold $1.2 trillion in Chinese stocks and bonds. The U.S. government is encouraging Americans to invest in China as long as they do not cross national security lines. He also noted that despite the competition between China and the United States on climate change and health issues, the U.S. side hopes to cooperate with China in these areas, and expressed the U.S. side's interest in maintaining healthy competition with China in the technology sector.
Six months ago, in an effort to improve U.S.-China relations, the United States handpicked Mr. Nicholas Burns to become the U.S. Ambassador to China. He will carry the important responsibility of facilitating exchanges between China and the United States. He recently posted four Twitter postings to praise China’s development.
Burns was already amazed when he took the Chinese bullet train out of Beijing for a visit in June this year, and this time he chose to take the high-speed rail for his first visit to the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai in his official capacity as Ambassador to China. He sent four tweets in a row to express his amazement about China's high-speed rail, known worldwide for its speed and stability, and the beautiful sceneries of the Chinese countryside. He tweeted in both Chinese and English: “Once again on the Fuxing Train, speeding through the Chinese countryside.” He expressed his amazement at the ride and praised the countryside along the way with a photo of himself looking at the scenery from the high-speed train. From those tweets, he has changed his attitude towards China, many people believed that there should be mutual respect between big countries and that the world will develop faster with such historical and cultural recognition.
On December 16, 2021, the U.S. Senate voted 75 to 18 to approve President Biden's nomination of Mr. Nicholas Burns, a former veteran diplomat and Harvard University professor, as the U.S. Ambassador to China
Nicholas Burns served 27 years in the U.S. federal government as a longtime career diplomat; he is now a professor at Harvard Kennedy School. He was a former deputy secretary of state, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO and Greece, and a former State Department spokesman as well as a former top U.S. diplomat in the Middle East.
At the end of the meeting, President Wei Yan presented the magazine "Home and Abroad News" to Ambassador Nicholas Burns, expecting Mr. Ambassador to be committed to promoting cooperation between China and the United States and to playing a constructive role in promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations.