President Hu dwells on China's peaceful development at BRIC summit

14:39, April 16, 2010      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao attends a joint press conference held together with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the second summit meeting of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) leaders in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, April 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

China's development is a strenuous, peaceful, inclusive, commonly beneficial and responsible process, Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Thursday at a summit of the BRIC nations -- Brazil, Russia, India and China.

China is the world's largest developing country, and its development is a long and arduous task, Hu said.

"Our per capita GDP has just exceeded 3,000 U.S. dollars, trailing behind more than 100 countries ... It is truly a heavy task to grow the economy and improve people's livelihood in China," the president said.

"The scale and complexity of the challenges that we face in the course of development are unmatched anywhere else in the world and have been rarely seen in human history," Hu said. "We must make persistent efforts for a long time to come."

Hu stressed that peaceful development is China's only and logical choice, saying it is Chinese people's long-cherished tradition to foster harmony and build amicable ties with neighbors.

"The Chinese people suffered so much in modern history, and we therefore value peace, stability, harmony and freedom more than anything else," he said.

"A prosperous and growing China dedicated to peace and cooperation is willing and able to make new and even greater contribution to mankind's pursuit of peace and development," he added.


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