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Year-ender: Chinese FM on international situation and China's diplomacy in 2015 ①

Editor: Li Kun 丨CCTV.com

12-14-2015 17:49 BJT

[Editor's note] As 2015 is drawing to an end and 2016 is on the way, how do observers and researchers in foreign affairs and international politics fields, as well as ordinary readers consider the changes in the world situation and international pattern? How do they see China's diplomacy and the role of China in the world today? The answer might be as the old Chinese saying goes: The benevolent see benevolence and the wise see wisdom.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech entitled "The Year of Comprehensively Promoting the Major-Country Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics" at the 2015 Forum on the International Situation and China’s Diplomacy held during the weekend in Beijing.

Based on his speech, CNTV compiled a series under three topics to share with our readers to help politicians, think tanks, other readers to better understand China and its foreign policy that promote China to work jointly with other countries to add positive energy to a changing world in 2016.

Deeper impact over global issues

The year 2015 is about to come to an end. Beijing's diplomacy is moving ahead positively and strategically on several fronts. Beijing put forward with deep impact over global politics, economy and security.

 

 China has become a driver of international relations for defending global peace and boosting global growth. Beijing held the Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, along with the leaders and representatives of nearly 60 countries and international and regional organizations, had defended the United Nations (UN), and supported justice for humanity.

We boosted global economic growth and revitalized global financial stability and reform.

Despite downward pressures, China's GDP (gross domestic product) will remain in the front ranks of the world with a growth rate at around 7%, accounting for 1/3 of the global economic increment.

Meanwhile, we advocated to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank (NDB), breaking new ground for setting up multilateral financial organizations among developing countries and infusing new blood for global economic and financial governance, as well as reform.

We brought Chinese currency, the remninbi (RBM) into the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), raising the international status of developing countries' currency, strengthening each country's confidence in China’s economic prospects, balancing the international currency and financial system.

China has made important contribution to global issues.

Xi attended summits to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN, clarifying Beijing's stands on international affairs, declaring the establishment of China-UN Peace and Development Fund and South-South Cooperation and Aid Fund, joining in the UN's peacekeeping standby mechanism and forming a peacekeeping standby troops of 8,000; exempting debts of the most undeveloped countries.

China joined hands with the UN to hold the South-South cooperation round-table conference and Global Summit of Women. As host country of the G20 summit in 2016, the world pays higher attention to China. 

China is a major country, playing a leading role in global cooperation on climate change. In 2014, Beijing and Washington sealed a joint statement on climate change.

In 2015, China issued another joint statement with the European Union (EU), US, France, India and Brazil to establish a "China's Climate Change South-South Cooperation Fund" with 20 billion yuan on offer.

Xi attended the climate change conference in Paris to advocate global governance and supporting a comprehensive, balanced, powerful and promissory climate change agreement after 2020 with relevant parties.

Beijing resolved hot-button issues to safeguard world peace and security not only with neighboring countries but in West Asia and North Africa.

Beijing entered negotiations on the Iran nuclear issue and shouldered responsibility on key problems such as the Asrak heavy-water reactor that led to a comprehensive agreement.

Beijing worked with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development to mediate a compromise in South Sudan. China put forward a "Four Steps" framework to resolve the Syrian issue politically. Beijing deployed more than 2700 peacekeeping personnel to numerous hot spots in the world.

China, Pakistan, and US have contributed to peace talks between the Afghanistan government and Taliban.

China has maintained peace on the Korean peninsula and promoted the reopen of six-party talks. Beijing firmly opposes terrorism in any form, supporting regional and international anti-terrorism cooperation.

Beijing endorses the basic norms of international relations, respecting sovereignty, adopting no double-standards in anti-terror cooperation, and seeking temporary and permanent solutions to eradicate terrorism. (To be continued)

 

( The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Panview or CCTV.com. )

 

 

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