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Quotable quotes on China's major-country diplomacy: Global governance

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-13 10:05

Editor's Note: China is rolling out a major documentary series on its diplomatic principles, practices and achievements over the past five years. The English-language version of the program is now also available on TV and online. To help audience better understand Chinese diplomacy, Xinhua is releasing a variety of reports that include anecdotes, quotable quotes, facts and figures.

The following is a selection of remarks on global governance by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee:

* "Swiss army knife embodies Swiss craftsmanship. When I first got one, I was amazed that it has so many functions. I cannot help thinking how wonderful it would be if an exquisite Swiss army knife could be made for our world affairs. When there is a problem, we can use the knife to fix it. I believe that with unremitting efforts of the international community, such a knife can be made." (Xi's keynote speech at the UN Geneva office on Jan 18, 2017)

* "The ancient Chinese believed that 'One should be good at finding the laws of things and solving problems.' Building a community of shared future is an exciting goal, and it requires efforts by one generation after another." (Xi's keynote speech at the UN Geneva office on Jan 18, 2017)

* "We should stay committed to building a world of lasting peace through dialogue and consultation."

  "We should build a world of common security for all through joint efforts."

  "We should build a world of common prosperity through win-win cooperation."

  "We should make our world clean and beautiful by pursuing green and low-carbon development." (Excerpts from Xi's keynote speech at the UN Geneva office on Jan 18, 2017)

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