Chinese state councilor calls for international support to China's peaceful development

BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo said on Monday that China's peaceful development represents an opportunity rather than a challenge to the world, calling for understanding and support from the international community.

Dai made the remarks at a symposium on China's peaceful development.

Dai said that peaceful development is a strategic choice made by China to realize modernization, make itself strong and prosperous, and make more contributions to the lasting peace and common prosperity of the world.

China's peaceful development is rooted in its historical and cultural traditions, determined by its basic national conditions and formed in the successful practice of reform and opening up, he said.

Dai said peaceful development has become a national commitment which is manifested in strategies for national development and carried out in the course of China's development.

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