Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2021/08/18

CCTV: The study outline on Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy was released yesterday. Do you have more on that?

Hua Chunying: The outline for studying Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy compiled by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was published yesterday. The book is a comprehensive reflection of the original contribution of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era in the diplomatic field. It gives systemic elaboration on the historical background, profound connotation, theoretical undertone and brilliant practice of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, and provides an authoritative reading material to help officials and the public to study and implement Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy.

Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has made a series of major innovations in both theories and practice in China's diplomacy, with a deep understanding of the development trend of China and the world in the new era. In this course, Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy is formed. Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy is an important component of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, a major theoretical achievement in applying the basic tenets of Marxism to the practice of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, a reflection of the governance philosophy the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core on the diplomatic front, and a fundamental guidance for China's external work in the new era.

Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, China's diplomacy has held high the banner of peace, development and win-win cooperation, firmly safeguarded China's sovereignty, security and development interests, actively expanded the comprehensive diplomatic agenda, promoted high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, pioneered the reform of the global governance system, and promoted the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. China's diplomacy has made a series of brilliant achievements. It has not only upheld the fine diplomatic tradition of new China, but also demonstrated the new demeanor of a major country, embodied the new feature of the times and showcased China's responsibility for world peace and development as a major country.

The world today is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century and has entered a period of turbulence and transformation. Under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics for the new era will continue to fulfill its responsibility for national rejuvenation and human progress, make new and greater contributions to realizing the second centenary goal and the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation, and promoting world peace and development.

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