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China's first voice of 2016: No absence from international affairs

Editor: Li Kun 丨CCTV.com

01-08-2016 16:44 BJT

By Gu Jianjun, Post Doctorate, Department of World Development Strategy, Central Compilation and Translation Bureau

When the first light of 2016 enlightens the earth, people are filled with beautiful expectations towards the New Year. What will the world look like? What will China look like? On the New Year's Eve, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his greetings to express his blessings for the Chinese and the world.

 

Xi had focused on world peace and development, expressing China's voice, put forward the nation's plans, initiated construction on a community of shared destiny; welcomed the world to embrace mutual benefits, and expand China's "circle of friends."

In 2015, China's leaders have participated in international conferences, bringing substantial progress to the "Belt and Road Initiative," while contributing to the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the global fight against climate change.

Xi visited ten countries, attended 9 international conferences, and stepped on foreign land for 42 days. He proposed a new type of international relations, community of shared destiny, Belt and Road Initiative, which have receive global recognition and support. China will play a positive role to promote the adjustment of global governance in 2016.

The world is big, while challenges are complicated. The world is looking for answers from China.

As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and the world's second largest economy, the international community expects Beijing to contribute to world peace and development. China is a responsible major country, which will not be absent from international affairs.

In 2016, China  will start the 13th  Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) to achieve its first centennial goal—completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects.

We need to offer more compassion, responsibility and action for war-torn nations.

In 2016, the world is confronted with various challenges. The Syrian Civil War, refugee crisis and terrorism continue to ferment on a global scale. Beijing is making great efforts to resolve such challenges in a spirit of solidarity.

China welcomes the world with an open heart to extend our hand to those facing difficulties and expand our "circle of friends."

As a responsible country, China will never pursue global hegemony. Beijing joins hands with the world to construct win-win partnerships.

International community should work together for peace. By turning antagonism to synergy, hostility to friendship, we will forge a community of shared destiny.

We have only one earth, one home for the peoples of all nations. Let's compare the earth to a ship and all countries to the crew, only when everybody adheres to a community of common destiny, sharing weal and woe and helping each other, can the ship plough through and arrive in the harbor of civilization and happiness.

 

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