Remarks by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the United States regarding the China-related Content in the U.S. National Defense Strategy
2018/01/20

 

We have noticed the China-related content in the National Defense Strategy announced today by the U.S. government.

There is a saying in China: one’s mentality will determine how they see the world. If someone is always wearing dark glasses, they will never see a bright world. Peace and development are the themes of this era, and are also the shared aspirations of mankind. However, if some people look at the world through a cold war, zero-sum game mindset, then they are destined to see only conflict and confrontation. In such a mindset, global peace and development are unattainable ideals.

China has always been committed and constructive in the pursuit of world peace, global development, and the maintenance of the international order. We see a win-win strategy of “opening-up” in our relations with all nations. What China seeks in the world is global partnership, not global dominance. We pursue a vision of global governance featuring extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits. China further stands for democracy in international relations, with the aim of building a new model of global affairs defined as a community with a shared future for mankind. In this spirit, China's economic and diplomatic activities around the globe are broadly welcomed.

China and the United States shoulder important responsibilities and have extensive common interests in upholding world peace and stability and promoting global development and prosperity. We hope that the United States can align itself with the trend of the world and the will of the people, and put the world and China-US relations into the perspective of cooperation. We hope the United States will join hands with China to uphold the sound and steady growth of China-US relations. This is the right choice that serves the interests of our two peoples, and the people of the world.

 

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