BEIJING, Dec. 21, (Asia Free Press): Wang Yi, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, on Monday, delivered a speech at a symposium on the international situation where he sums up China’s foreign relations in 2021, according to local media.
The world has faced a persistent and unchecked pandemic during the past year, accelerating changes unseen in a century and a period of turbulence and transformation globally, Wang said while addressing the symposium, co-hosted by the China Institute of International Studies and the China Fund of International Studies in Beijing.
For China’s diplomacy over the past year, the strongest guide of action is head-of-state diplomacy, the most distinct banner is building a community with a shared future for mankind, the most prominent topic is to tell the world stories of the Chinese people and the Communist Party of China, and the most remarkable feature is to adapt to changes properly and keep breaking new ground, Wang further said.
As the pandemic drags on and rebounds, China has conducted effective anti-COVID diplomacy and fulfilled the responsibility of a significant country, Wang said.
He also claimed that “Facing multiple risks to global development, we have injected new impetus into economic recovery and created new opportunities for common development”.
He also noted that China has resolutely defended its national sovereignty, security, and dignity while facing external interference and provocations.
In the year 2022, “First, we will make utmost efforts to ensure success of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Second, we will take proactive steps to tackle the many challenges in the post-COVID era. Third, we will push for the implementation of the Global Development Initiative. Fourth, we need to expand and deepen global partnerships. Fifth, we will stay committed to promoting the steady growth of China-U.S. relations. Sixth, we will firmly safeguard China’s core interests,” Wang added while presenting 2022 China’s plan.