|The Third Understanding China Conference Opens in Beijing Yang Jiechi Reads President Xi Jinping's Congratulatory Letter and Delivers a Speech|
On December 16, 2018, the 3rd Understanding China Conference opened in Beijing. 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 Yang Jiechi attended the opening ceremony. He read President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter and delivered a speech.
Yang Jiechi expressed that President Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter showed China's firm determination to continuously remain committed to comprehensively deepening reform and expanding opening up. He stressed that China will continue to strengthen exchanges and mutual learning with various countries in the world and promote common development, which fully embodies the great importance and expectation on the 3rd Understanding China Conference.
Yang Jiechi pointed out that the world today is undergoing profound transformation and today's China is at a critical point of national rejuvenation. The international community could understand China from such aspects as China's efforts in always adhering to peaceful development, pushing for win-win cooperation, upholding fairness and justice, advocating universal security and pursuing harmony without uniformity. For the 40 years of reform and opening up, China has achieved a tremendous transformation and blazed a path of socialism with Chinese characteristics. As China develops constantly, China will continue to provide the stable foundation for world peace and development, inject inexhaustible impetus into world economic growth, build important platforms for win-win cooperation among various countries, set up successful models for eradicating poverty and backwardness, contribute oriental wisdom to solving hot-spot issues as well as provide firm support for safeguarding international orders. The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and China will hold major events such as the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. China's diplomacy will, under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, promote the building of a new type of international relations, push the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind, and write new chapters of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics.