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Quotable quotes about China's major-country diplomacy: People-to-people exchanges

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-13 10:38

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 will soon be available on TV and online. To help the 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 made by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

-- "Civilizations have become richer and more colorful with exchanges and mutual learning. Such exchanges and mutual learning form an important drive for human progress and global peace and development." (Speech at UNESCO Headquarters in 2014)

-- "As president, I was told by some respected senior persons that China's head of state should not lose the Chinese civilization and culture of 5,000 years but pass them on to next generations." (Remarks delivered when holding discussions with German sinologists, faculty representatives of Confucius Institutes and student representatives of Chinese language learning in Berlin in 2014)

-- "The Chinese TV series 'A Beautiful Era of a Daughter-in-Law' is gaining popularity in Tanzania. It helps the Tanzanian people know about the happiness and sadness of Chinese people." (Speech delivered at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Center in 2013 in Tanzania)

-- "China will build five cultural centers in Africa and provide satellite TV reception to 10,000 African villages." (Speech during the opening ceremony of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015)

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