In 2014, we focused on building a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation, and we are taking a new path of external relations characterized by partnership rather than alliance.
By the end of last year, we have established different forms of partnerships with over 70 countries and a number of regional organizations, and basically established a global network of partnerships. So, one can say that China’s circle of friends and partners has widened, and will continue to expand.
The efforts to protect and assist overseas Chinese is always a work in progress, it’s never a mission accomplished. Wherever there is a Chinese footprint, consular service must step up and cover that place.
We will continue to work hard to improve the value of Chinese passports, so that our compatriots can more directly feel the dignity of being a Chinese and will find it easier to travel abroad.
We hope that more and more of our countrymen can go abroad at any time they wish, and that they can have smooth, safe and worry-free travels.
The vision of this (One Belt One Road) initiative is common development, and the goal is win-win progress, full cooperation. If I may use a musical metaphor, it is not just China’s solo, but a symphony performed by all relevant countries.
The China-Russia relationship is not dictated by international vicissitudes and does not target any third parties. Thanks to the strong strategic trust the two sides have established, our relationship is becoming more mature and stable.
70 years have passed, the international situation and landscape has changed dramatically, and naturally the international order needs to be updated. China supports reforming the international order and system, but such reform is not about overturning the current system, or starting all over again, rather it is about seeking new ideas to improve it.
The more the victimizer is conscious of his guilt, the easier the victimized can recover from the suffering. This is common sense in interpersonal relations and correct attitude towards history.
70 years ago, Japan lost the war; 70 years afterwards, Japan must not lose its conscience. Will it continue to carry the baggage of history, or will it make a clean break with past aggression. Ultimately, the choice is Japan’s.
China’s policy towards the neighborhood is guided by the principles of sincerity, amity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness. It aims to bring harmony, stability and prosperity to the neighborhood. This policy has not and will not change.