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Yang Jiechi Attends the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Forum 2019 and Delivers a Keynote Speech

On November 1, 2019, Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing Forum 2019 and delivered a keynote speech at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.

Yang Jiechi expressed, at present, the world is undergoing deepening changes, but the trend toward a more balanced dispensation of power and a stronger international system is unstoppable and the world economy will be more open, inclusive, balanced, and beneficial to all. There remains a strong international consensus for open and inclusive exchange and mutual learning between different civilizations. Hegemonism and power politics cannot stop the advance toward more democratic international relations. Protectionism and unilateralism cannot shake countries' commitment to openness, cooperation, and multilateralism.

Yang Jiechi stressed, the vision for a community with a shared future for mankind put forward by President Xi Jinping has pointed the way forward for our world and the vision has been highly commended and warmly received by the international community. Under the new circumstances, every nation has a duty to promote mutual learning between civilizations for world peace and development. We must uphold equality and mutual trust to realize lasting peace; we must promote dialogue and consultation to achieve enduring stability; we must pursue win-win results to deliver prosperity for all; we must respect each other to promote mutual learning between civilizations and we must advance with the times to achieve innovation-driven development.

Yang Jiechi pointed out, some have always tried to find fault with China, with our development path and domestic and foreign policies. Such attempts find little support from the international community and will never get their way. China will continue to move along the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and make new contribution to the peace, stability, development and prosperity of our world.

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