A Neighborhood Community with a Shared Future

(Foreign Affairs in the New Era)

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

A Neighborhood Community with a Shared Future

China's neighbors occupy an important position in China's overall diplomatic landscape, given their importance to China's peaceful development. The symposium on neighborhood diplomacy in October 2013, the first of its kind held by the People's Republic of China, assigns neighborhood a diplomatic priority for China.

Xi Jinping told the symposium that good diplomacy with neighboring countries is a requirement for realizing the Two Centennial Goals and the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. China needs to work harder to conduct neighborhood diplomacy, create a sound regional environment for its own development, and let its development bring more benefits to neighboring countries for common progress, so that a sense of community with a shared future will take root.

At the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs in November 2014, Xi reiterated the need to build a neighborhood community with a shared future based on amity, sincerity, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness. To this end, China will foster friendship and partnership with neighboring countries, build an amicable, peaceful and prosperous neighborhood, and enhance mutually beneficial cooperation and interconnectivity. As a pillar in building this community with a shared future, China will play a bigger role as a responsible major country to make the goal come true at an earlier date.