Transcript of Ambassador Cui Tiankai's Interview with Wall Street Journal
日前，驻美国大使崔天凯接受了《华尔街日报》（Wall Street Journal）记者杰拉德·赛博（Gerald Seib）和鲍勃·戴维斯（Bob Davis）的专访，就中美关系、中美贸易问题等回答了提问。有关报道于2018年11月26日刊登，相关采访实录节选如下：
Ambassador Cui Tiankai recently had an interview with Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib and Bob Davis, on topics include China-U.S. relations and bilateral trade issues. The report was published on Nov. 26, 2018. Here is the edited transcript:
WSJ: You mention that we need sufficient good will and good faith to proceed with trade negotiation. How do you judge and measure that?
Ambassador Cui: For a negotiation like this, people have to make their position clear and consistent. If their position is shifting all the time, I don't think it's helpful for any negotiation.
Number two, if there is some agreement, people have to remain committed to this agreement and try to make further progress. You cannot have some tentative agreement one day and reject it next day.
We fully understand that the U.S. side, the current administration, they love the principle of mutual respect, fairness, and reciprocity. Then people make all of these comments and statements without any sense of mutual respect, without any indication of fairness. How can we have mutual confidence to proceed with a negotiation?
WSJ: How have U.S.-China relations changed over the course of the administration?
Ambassador Cui: We had the Mar-a-Lago summit, April last year, which was a great success. I think both our leaders were happy about their first meeting. They got to know each other. They were on very friendly terms. Then President Trump made his state visit to China last November. It was also a successful one.
In the meantime, we did have a number of very high-level dialogues. We had the first round of all of these four high-level dialogues: Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, People-to-People Exchange Dialogue, and also Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue.