Chinese FM gives press conference for NPC session


Chinese FM gives press conference for NPC session

China’s foreign policies was the topic of discussion at the latest NPC-CPPCC sessions.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi met the press to review the past year’s big achievements.
He also provided an outlook on what we can expect to see in the year ahead.
CCTV’s Su Yuting filed this report from Beijing.

Building a global network of partnerships and creating a new type of international relations are the cornerstones of China’s diplomacy.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China had established different forms of partnerships with over 70 countries and a number of regional organizations.

The key focus of 2015 is to make all-round progress in building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road with two flagship policy initiatives that involve connecting China with Europe and across Asia.

“In advancing the belt and road initiatives, we will act according to the principles of wide consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits. I’ll use a musical metaphor: It’s not a solo effort by China alone, but a symphony performed by all relevant countries,” said Wang Yi, Chinese foreign minister.

Wang Yi also stressed a new type of major power relations between China and the US, saying that bilateral ties will be further strengthened during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the US this September.

“There is a Chinese saying: ‘sincerity can do wonders’. As long as both sides show sincerity, and stick to the line of ‘no conflict and no confrontation’, cementing the foundation of mutual respect, then we can expect immense possibilities of win-win cooperation between China and the United States,” said Wang.

In addition, in further good news for Chinese travelling overseas, Wang Yi announced that China and Canada have reached an agreement to issue visas to each other’s citizens with a validity of up to 10 years.

China said that it is committed to pursuing the diplomatic principles of equality, mutual benefit, opening-up and win-win cooperation.

The country will follow an independent foreign policy of peace, in order to contribute to the stability and development of both the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Teng Jianqun talks about China’s maritime policy

Teng Jianqun,the director and senior research fellow of the China Institute of International Studies talked about China’s maritime policy, and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.