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Wang Yi: China Will Bring to the World Greater Benefits of Peace, Development and Governance

On September 21, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He said that the past five years have witnessed Chinese extraordinary development. Under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its very core, China has made remarkable achievements on all fronts, stepping into a new phase of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The progress of China will continue to bring the world greater benefits of peace, development and governance.

Wang Yi said that China is an anchor of world peace. Sustained stability of a country with over 1.3 billion people is an enormous contribution to world peace. Aggression is never in the genes of the Chinese, and acts of colonizing or plundering others are nowhere to be found in China's track record. President Xi Jinping has solemnly pledged that no matter how advanced it gets in development, China will never seek hegemony, expansion or sphere of influence. China will always vote for peace at the Security Council.

Wang Yi said that China is an engine for development and prosperity. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held successfully last May has produced more than 270 cooperation deliverables. China wants to build the Belt and Road into a road of peace, prosperity, openness, innovation that connects different civilizations. This project of the century will offer a new paradigm for efforts to promote world peace and development. It will inject fresh impetus to the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Starting from next year, China will host the China International Import Expo. We will make greater strides in opening up and provide new driving forces for global economy.

Wang Yi said that China is a champion of multilateralism. China firmly upholds the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of countries, and the centrality of the UN in international affairs. No matter how the international landscape may change, China will stay firmly committed to multilateralism. We will shoulder its responsibilities assigned by the UN and fulfill its due obligations to the world.

In the end, Wang Yi pointed out that the Communist Party of China will soon convene its 19th National Congress in Beijing. It will be a very important meeting held at a time when China reaches a decisive stage of completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and a key phase in the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. It will open a new chapter in the pursuit of the Chinese Dream of great national renewal. China will seek to realize its own dream in the context of the shared aspirations of all people around the world, and continue to contribute to the development of all other countries through its own progress. China is willing to work with all countries to create a brighter future for mankind together.

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