Wen: Diversity should not impede mutual respect

Updated: 2010-03-14 12:34
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In answering a question about how the public opinions affect China's foreign diplomacy, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that the Chinese people had suffered too deep in modern times and they feel strongly about national independence and sovereignty.

Wen said at the news conference that the cultural diversities and difference of social systems should not impede the mutual respect among different counties. "A county can prosper only by being open and inclusive."

China's foreign policy will continue to protect the national interest, sovereignty and territorial integrity.