Innovations in China's Diplomatic Theory and Practice Under New Conditions(Part 5)

Updated: 2013-08-16 19:35


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The third major achievement through innovations in diplomatic theory and practice: putting forth the right approach to upholding justice and seeking interests with a view to enhancing friendship and cooperation with neighboring countries and developing countries

Recently, State Councilor Yang Jiechi has written on innovations in diplomatic theory and practice of the new central leadership. According to the article, to strike a balance between upholding justice and seeking interests is at the heart of traditional Chinese culture and a moral benchmark observed by the Chinese nation throughout the centuries. Comrade Xi Jinping underscores the need to adopt the right approach to upholding justice and seeking interests in growing relations with these countries. Politically, we should uphold justice and fairness as a guiding principle. Economically, we should pursue mutual benefit and common development.

During his visit to Africa, Comrade Xi Jinping reiterated that China will fully honor its commitment to Africa, attach no political strings to aid to Africa, and help African countries translate their strength in natural resources into progress in development and achieve diverse, independent and sustainable development. During Comrade Xi Jinping's visit to Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica, a large number of major cooperation projects were agreed upon, which testifies to China's sincerity in helping Central American countries to achieve development.