GUANGZHOU, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The fourth Understanding China Conference opened here on Saturday, and it serves as an important platform to enable the exchange of ideas that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and a deeper understanding of the country.
At the conference, China's contribution to the process of globalization is highly appreciated and its capacity to invigorate the world economy is met with great expectation by participants from across the world.
Behind such consensus lies the global recognition of and trust in China's path of development, which is key to understanding China.
Highlighting independence, self-reliance and the pursuit of strength through hard work, China's path is marked by reform and innovation, leading to socialist modernization.
The path is people-centered, in search of happiness for the people, and features hard work with an enterprising spirit under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
It is also a path of peaceful development, pursuing equality, mutual benefit and win-win co-operation.
China will unswervingly forge ahead along this path and make new contributions to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
With economic globalization facing the threat of unilateralism and trade protectionism, the world has a growing need to learn about, understand and approach China.
As a mainstay of economic globalization, China is expected to play a more active and important role.
Championing harmony and unity, China has always promoted peaceful development and win-win cooperation, and remained determined to build world peace, contribute to global prosperity and uphold the international order.
China, which has the strategic resolve and ability to cope with complicated situations, is willing and able to join hands with the international community to create a better future for all.