Xi Jinping Thought on Foreign Affairs

(Foreign Affairs in the New Era)

Updated:2020-01-19 | By:China.org.cn

Xi Jinping Thought on Foreign Affairs

At the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs in Beijing in June 2018, Xi Jinping thought on foreign affairs was established as the guiding thought of China's diplomacy.

The thought can be summarized in 10 points:

(1) strengthening the centralized, unified leadership of the CPC on external work under the overarching principle of upholding the authority of the CPC Central Committee;

(2) pursuing major-country diplomacy with distinctive Chinese features to fulfill the mission of national renewal;

(3) promoting the building of a community with a shared future for humanity as part of the effort to preserve world peace and pursue common development;

(4) building up strategic confidence in socialism with Chinese characteristics as China's fundamental strength;

(5) promoting the Belt and Road Initiative under the principle of shared benefits through discussion and collaboration;

(6) pursuing peaceful development based on mutual respect and win-win cooperation;

(7) forging global partnerships while advancing China's diplomatic agenda;

(8) steering the reform of global governance based on fairness and justice;

(9) safeguarding China's sovereignty, security and development interests with the national core interests as the bottom-line;

(10) nurturing a distinctive style of Chinese diplomacy by combining fine traditions and features of the times.

This thought is an essential component of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. It embodies a major theoretical progress in foreign affairs made by the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping at the core in governing the country. It provides a fundamental principle and guidance of action for China's foreign affairs in the new era.


2018年6月,中央外事工作会议在北京召开,这次会议最重要的成果是确立了习近平外交思想的指导地位。这一思想概括起来主要有以下10个方面:坚持以维护党中央权威为统领加强党对对外工作的集中统一领导,坚持以实现中华民族伟大复兴为使命推进中国特色大国外交,坚持以维护世界和平、促进共同发展为宗旨推动构建人类命运共同体,坚持以中国特色社会主义为根本增强战略自信,坚持以共商共建共享为原则推动“一带一路”建设, 坚持以相互尊重、合作共赢为基础走和平发展道路,坚持以深化外交布局为依托打造全球伙伴关系,坚持以公平正义为理念引领全球治理体系改革,坚持以国家核心利益为底线维护国家主权、安全、发展利益,坚持以对外工作优良传统和时代特征