The concept of peaceful development is underpinned by a focus on seeking peaceful development with the help of a peaceful international environment while also contributing to the maintenance of world peace through our own development initiatives; relying on our own efforts, particularly through reform and innovation, to achieve progress while also opening wider to the rest of the world and learning from the experiences of other countries; adapting to the process of economic globalization and seeking mutual benefits for all; and working with the international community to bring lasting peace, prosperity, and harmony to the world.
China's commitment to peaceful development is unshakable, and we encourage all other countries to do the same. We will take on more international responsibilities, work with other countries to uphold humanity's best interests and international norms, and stand for justice in regional and international affairs. International disputes should be resolved by peaceful means. Never seeking hegemony or pursuing an expansionist foreign policy ourselves, we oppose all forms of hegemony and power politics. It is our consistent position to encourage the search for win-win solutions that take into account the interests of other countries as well as those of our own, and are beneficial to all. It is essential to foster cooperative interaction among members of the world community.
As China's experience of reform and opening up over the past 30-plus years shows, the pursuance of peaceful development has been a crucial strategic move that is based on the considerations of China's national conditions, social system and cultural traditions. It represents a timely response to today's imperatives and serves the fundamental interests of China, and those of its neighbors and the rest of the world.