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A New Model of International Relations March 16, 2018

A New Model of International Relations

On September 28, 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke for the first time at the United Nations Headquarters. He elaborated to an international audience his concept of building a new model of international relations based on cooperation for the benefit of all.

He said: "We should renew our commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, build a new model of international relations based on cooperation for the benefit of all, and create a community of shared future for mankind." He called on the international community to build partnerships based on equality, consultation and mutual understanding, to create a security architecture that is fair, just, and shared by all, to pursue open, innovative, and inclusive development that benefits all, to increase inter-civilizational exchanges that promote harmony in diversity and are mutually enriching, and to encourage ecological conservation and protection, putting Mother Nature and green development first.

Building a new model of international relations is China's answer to tackling the key issues crucial to the future of humankind, such as peace and development. A focus on cooperation in search of win-win solutions embodies China's commitment to world peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom – values cherished by humanity and informing the lofty mission of the United Nations.