Peacekeepers participate in an international peacekeeping drill at a combined-arms tactical training base of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in Central China's Henan province, Sept 7, 2021. China started holding an international peacekeeping drill code-named Shared Destiny-2021 on Sept 6. [Photo/Xinhua]
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China needs not only a stable and united domestic environment but also a peaceful and stable international environment to realize national rejuvenation.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while addressing a meeting marking the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911.
"Aggression and hegemony are not in the blood of the Chinese people. Our people hope to successfully realize national development, but they also hope to see all peoples of the world leading happy and peaceful lives," Xi said.
On the journey ahead, China will always fly the flag of peace, development, cooperation, and mutual benefit, strive to promote the building of a human community with a shared future, and endeavor to improve the global governance system, he said.
China will promote the shared human values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom, work to strengthen solidarity with the peoples of all other countries, and engage in common efforts to oppose hegemony and power politics, he said.
"China will remain a champion of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of the international order, and we will do our very best to make even greater contributions to humanity," he added.
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