Beijing: China will
be more actively involved in international affairs and play its
due role to make the international system more just and equitable,
Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday.
"China has participated in and contributed to the building of the
international system, and we will be more actively involved in
international affairs," he said in Beijing.
He said that as the world multi-polarity, economic globalization
and science and technology advancement gather momentum, countries
have become more interdependent with their interests more closely
entwined, reported Xinhua.
"We all live in a global village. As we travel, we can only sit
together as passengers in the same boat rather than try to crowd
each other out," he told the press conference held on the
sidelines of the annual session of the country's national
"Compared with what we had last century, we believe that the
international multi-lateral system in the 21st century should
become more representative, more just and more result-oriented,"
He said that China will host the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation) Economic Leaders' Meeting next year.
"All preparations are well underway," he added.
He said China also supports multi-lateral meetings to be held this
year, including the summit of G20 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and
the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
"We support Russia and Indonesia in making these two important
summits successful so as to contribute to the world economic
recovery," he said.
"We hope the G20 and its summit will focus on growth and
employment, continue to push forward the reform in international
financial system, improve multi-lateral trading regime and address
development issue on a priority basis," he said.
"We hope the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting will make committed
efforts to promote sustainable and fair growth, push forward
regional connectivity, and advance trade and investment
liberalization and facilitation, as well as economic technological
cooperation, in a balanced manner," he said.