Xi Jinping counts China’s major diplomatic achievements

Xi Jinping

BEIJING: The Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs unfolded in Beijing from Wednesday to Thursday, with Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivering a significant address.

The attendees included members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, such as Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang, and Li Xi, along with Vice President Han Zheng.

Xi Jinping conducted a systematic review of China’s major-country diplomacy achievements in the new era, presenting valuable insights into the international environment and outlining the historical mission of China’s external work.

The conference emphasized the importance of aligning external work with Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, laying out requirements for implementing the guiding principles outlined in Xi’s address.

The conference underscored the historic achievements and changes in China’s external work since the 18th CPC National Congress. These achievements include the establishment and development of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, which shapes China’s diplomacy and guides major-country diplomacy. The distinct Chinese characteristics in diplomacy project a confident, self-reliant, open, and inclusive image globally. China advocates building a community with a shared future for mankind, providing direction for common development, lasting peace, security, and mutual learning between civilizations.

Strategic guidance and head-of-state diplomacy have enabled China to play an increasingly important and constructive role in international affairs.

A holistic approach to relations, major-country dynamics promoting peaceful coexistence, overall stability, and balanced development, and a comprehensive strategic layout with a high-quality global network of partnerships showcase China’s diplomatic prowess.

Xi Jinping, in his address, highlighted the success of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, establishing the world’s largest platform for international cooperation. China has effectively upheld its sovereignty, security, and development interests on the global stage, actively participating in global governance, reforming the international system and order.

Xi Jinping’s centralized and unified leadership has brought about greater coordination in China’s external work. The conference emphasized the significance of maintaining this momentum in the new era.

In the decade of the new era, China’s external work has overcome various challenges and difficulties, gaining strategic autonomy and initiative, solidifying its position as a responsible major country with increased international influence, capacity, and moral appeal.

The conference shared valuable experiences from the new era, calling for principles in taking a clear position on major global issues and adhering to international moral standards. China must shoulder its responsibility as a major country, advocating independence, peaceful development, and global stability.

Applying systems thinking, upholding fundamental principles, and promoting innovation are crucial. The conference urged rejection of power politics and bullying, leveraging institutional strengths, and ensuring coordination under the centralized leadership of the CPC Central Committee.

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