With the participation of world-renowned political figures like Henry A. Kissinger, the international conference on "China's Peaceful Development: Opportunities and Challenges" was held in Macao Monday.
Over 50 scholars from Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, and the Republic of Korea (ROK), India and the United States attended the two-day conference organized and held in the Macao Polytechnic Institute, where they will explore the current and past development of China.
The path of peaceful development is fully consistent with China's historical and cultural traditions, said Li Zhaoxing, former Foreign Minister of China, when addressing the audiences at the conference.
That China will follow the path of peaceful development and pursue an independent foreign policy of peace is also stipulated in the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, Li said.
Li, along with Kissinger and Chinese scientist Qin Dahe, were conferred by the Macao Polytechnic Institute with Honorary professorship during the conference opening ceremony Monday, which was witnessed by Ho Hau Wah, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).