‘China to continue contributing to global stability, growth’

Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China will continue to support international stability, global growth and will be a champion of peace and development, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.

Wang made the remarks at a conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People’s Congress.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012, Chinese diplomats have risen to challenges and broken new ground, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with President Xi Jinping as the core, Xinhua news agency quoted Wang as sayimng.

“We have accomplished a great deal and opened a new chapter in major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics,” he said.

China’s vision is evident by a series of new ideas and thoughts put forward by Xi, including forging partnerships that replace confrontation with dialogue, and alliance with partnership, building a new type of international relationships featuring win-win cooperation, and jointly building a community of shared future for all of mankind.

These new ideas and thoughts “reject the old concepts of alliance and confrontation, rise above the old approach of zero-sum games, and have distinct Chinese characteristics and major implications for the world”, he said.

“They are guides to action for Chinese diplomats in the new era and will have far-reaching implications for human development and progress.”

China has established a web of partnerships, providing a favourable external environment and strategic support for the country’s development, he said.