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Chinese vice president: China remains committed to opening up

Date:2018-12-15 00:00:00 Views:336

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Monday said China will follow the trend of history, adapt to and lead economic globalization while eliminating its side effects, maintain the rules-based multilateral trading system, enhance equal consultation and cooperation, and jointly build an innovative, inclusive and open world economy.

The remarks came as Wang attended the opening ceremony of the 2018 Imperial Springs International Forum in Guangzhou City, south China’s Guangdong Province, where 200 former world leaders, renowned scholars, and top businessmen gathered to exchange their views on "Advancing Reform and Opening-up, Promoting Win-Win Cooperation."

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, which, according to Wang, is a glorious chapter in China’s great rejuvenation history, and not only transformed China but also deeply influenced the world.

While reviewing China’s reform and opening up, Wang stressed that the process is linked to the exploration and practices of socialism carried out 30 years before 1978, the history of Chinese people’s struggle for national rejuvenation since 1840, as well as the sufferings and glory of the Chinese nation in the past 5,000 years.

"The sufferings and glory of history are the source of the present," said Wang, adding that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered into a new era and the Chinese nation is closer to the goal of the great rejuvenation than any other time in history.

He said the door to China will never be closed and will only be opened further, and this is a strategic choice based on China’s development needs.

China will firmly adhere to its own path, work in a down-to-earth way on its own tasks, continue mutual learning and cooperation with other countries, build a peaceful world, contribute to global development and maintain international order, said Wang.

Noting that the interests of countries around the world are deeply intertwined nowadays, Wang said China will be committed to the path of peaceful development, uphold new forms of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness, justice, and win-win cooperation, and build a community with a shared future for humanity featuring lasting peace and common prosperity.