Diplomacy pays dividends as countries benefit

China has taken a more proactive and positive approach in its diplomacy this year, with a number of China-raised proposals translated into real outcomes and actions by the global community, analysts said.

The influential proposals raised by China in recent years include the Belt and Road Initiative, building a community of shared future for mankind, and fostering a new form of international relations. All of them yielded fruitful results in 2017 with China’s promotion.

The Communist Party of China’s 19th National Congress held in October has established Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and it has set out the direction for China’s diplomacy in the new era, Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a diplomatic symposium early this month.

“This has given Chinese answers to the serious questions confronting the world. That is to say, China believes it is essential to advance peace, development and winwin cooperation, foster a new form of international relations and build a community with a shared future for mankind,” he said.

Building the Belt and Road

The Belt and Road Initiative, put forward by Xi in 2013 to boost interconnectivity between Asia and the rest of the world, has delivered real benefits through win-win cooperation and attracted extensive participation.

In May, Xi successfully chaired the first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

The heads of state from 29 foreign countries, senior representatives from over 130 countries and heads of 70-plus international organizations attended the event.

At the forum, Xi set out the objective of building the Belt and Road into a road for peace, prosperity, opening-up, innovation and exchanges among civilizations.