Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi answers questions on China's foreign policy and foreign relations at a press conference for the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2017. (Xinhua/Cui Xinyu)
BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday that China will continue to be an anchor of international stability, an engine of global growth, a champion of peace and development and a contributor to global governance.
Wang made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress.
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012, Chinese diplomats have risen to challenges and broken new ground, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with President Xi Jinping as the core, Wang said.
"We have accomplished a great deal and opened a new chapter in major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics," he noted.
Wang summed up Chinese diplomacy with three key words: vision, initiative and consistency.
China's vision is evident by a series of new ideas and thoughts put forward by Xi, including forging partnerships that replace confrontation with dialogue, and alliance with partnership, building a new type of international relationships featuring win-win cooperation, and jointly building a community of shared future for all of mankind.
These new ideas and thoughts "reject the old concepts of alliance and confrontation, rise above the old approach of zero-sum games, and have distinct Chinese characteristics and major implications for the world," according to the foreign minister.
"They are guides to action for Chinese diplomats in the new era and will have far-reaching implications for human development and progress," he said.