President Hu Jintao, speaking at the UN's 60th anniversary summit on Thursday, reiterated that China will unswervingly keep to a path of peaceful development.
"Always integrating our development with the common progress of humankind, we take full advantage of the opportunities brought by world peace and development to pursue our own development while going for better promotion of world peace and common development through our successful development," he said.
China will continue to hold high the banner of peace, development and cooperation, and firmly pursue the independent foreign policy of peace, said Hu, and will continue to dedicate itself to developing friendly relations and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.
"China will, as always, abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, actively participate in international affairs and fulfill its international obligations, and work with other countries to build a new international political and economic order that is fair and rational," Hu said.
He said the Chinese nation loves peace, and China's development will not hurt or threaten anyone, but serve peace, stability and common prosperity in the world.
Also at the meeting, Hu put forward a four-point proposal for building a harmonious world with lasting peace and common prosperity, saying that:
-- A new concept of security featuring mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and cooperation must be cultivated;
-- The UN should take concrete measures to implement its Millennium Development Goals, particularly in the area of accelerating the development of developing countries;
-- Every country has the right to independently choose its own social system and path of development; and
-- Rational and necessary reforms should be carried out to maintain the authority of the UN and improve its efficacy and capacity to take on new threats and new challenges.
(Xinhua News Agency September 16, 2005)