Therefore, Chinese leaders took the lead in developing a new China-U.S. relationship that reassures the people of the two countries and the people of other countries, and stressed that the Pacific region is large enough to accommodate both China and the United States, which needs strategically mutual trust, peaceful competition and control of differences among all parties. The proposal is a theoretical innovation of China to the international relations.
Third, China will further enhance its status and role in the world. The country has more than 3 million square kilometers of territorial waters and 18,000 kilometers of coast line. In order to build "harmonious oceans" and protect its maritime sovereignty as well as development and security interests, it has naturally developed the plan of building itself into a maritime power and enhancing development, utilization, protection, and control of oceans.
Fourth, China will continue to promote public diplomacy as well as people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and protect its legitimate rights and interests overseas.
The report stressed that China's development alone is a contribution to world peace and prosperity. While seeking to build new type of relations among great powers, China will make efforts to strengthen relations with its neighbors and other developing countries, actively participate in multilateral affairs and global governance, and push the international order toward greater fairness and reasonableness.
Read the Chinese version: 中国展示外交新视野, source: People's Daily Overseas Edition, author: Ruan Zongze
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