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Quotable quotes on China's major-country diplomacy: Promoting world peace

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-13 18:14

BEIJING - 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 promoting world peace by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee:

"Where light inches forward, darkness retreats... To achieve lasting nuclear security, China will continue its efforts." (Excerpts from Xi's speech at the third Nuclear Security Summit held in the Netherlands in March 2014)

"In the interest of peace, we need to foster a keen sense of a global community of shared future. Prejudice, discrimination, hatred and war can only cause disasters and suffering, while mutual respect, equality, peaceful development and common prosperity represent the right path to take." (Speech at the Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War in Beijing)

"We should renew our commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, build a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation and create a community of shared future for mankind." (Speech at the General Debate of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly)

"Only through development can we resolve the root cause of conflicts, safeguard the fundamental rights of the people,and meet the ardent hope of our people for a better future." (Speech at United Nations Sustainable Development Summit at the UN headquarters in New York)

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