Building Relations with Neighboring Countries Based on Friendship, Good Faith, Mutual Benefit, and Inclusiveness
Topping China’s foreign policy agenda is the need for building relations with neighboring countries based on friendship, good faith, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness. It is an issue of strategic importance. China and its neighbors share an aspiration to foster a stable and peaceful regional environment. Both logic and cultural affinity point to the wisdom of a goodneighbor policy. It is therefore China's wish to build ties with neighboring countries on such a basis.
Friendship involves good-neighborly interactions, mutual support and assistance, and frequent reciprocal visits, and is informed by equality, cultural affinity, and empathy. It contributes to stronger ties, and enhances the appeal of our region as a whole and its impact on world affairs. Good faith is required in working with our neighbors. We need more friends and partners. Mutual benefit is the foundation on which China cooperates with its neighbors. It helps strengthen networks for those who share common interests, and enables China and its neighbors to benefit from each other as they pursue their development strategies. Inclusiveness is indispensable to regional cooperation. Underpinned by the belief that the Asia-Pacific region is large enough to accommodate us all, it encourages open-mindedness as we work more proactively towards our shared goals.
|浙公網安備 33010802003197號 浙ICP備15039916號