(Year-end special article) China's diplomacy in 2022, steady response in a world of intertwined events

  China News Agency, Beijing, December 30th, title: 2022 China's diplomacy, steady response in a world of intertwined events

  China News Agency reporter Huang Yuqin

  Inventory of China's diplomacy in 2022, the pictures connect people's common memory: At the beginning of the year, the Winter Olympics home diplomacy welcomed guests from all over the world, conveying the Chinese voice of "together to the future" to the world; before and after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, from Central Asia to From Southeast Asia to the Middle East, the Chinese head of state made frequent diplomatic moves; at the end of the year, a series of intensive "winter visits" made the outside world perceive the enthusiasm of China's foreign exchanges.

Video: Wang Yi Attends the Symposium on International Situation and China's Diplomacy in 2022 and Delivers a Speech

Source: China News Network

  "China's diplomacy in 2022 will be a year of overcoming difficulties and moving forward with courage." Wang Yi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor and Foreign Minister, recently reviewed the past year's diplomatic work, and expressed his appreciation for China's diplomacy amidst turmoil in the world. Write a footnote on the extraordinary year that has passed in the past.

  Faced with the accelerated evolution of a century of changes, the word "difficult" expresses the complex external environment China is facing.

  "The 'difficulty' refers to the continuous global challenges, as well as the negative effects caused by camp confrontation and zero-sum games." Gao Fei, vice president of the China Foreign Affairs University, analyzed, "China's diplomacy, which is facing difficulties, is calm Responsively put forward solutions, and also take the initiative to seek changes and take positive actions.”

On April 21, the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022 was held in Boao, Hainan.

The picture shows the Boao Forum for Asia International Conference Center.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Luo Yunfei

  In the past year, the epidemic of the century has been delayed and repeated, the geopolitical situation has been tense, and the impact of the Ukraine crisis has spilled over. Security issues have become the focus of common attention in the world.

In this regard, China put forward the global security initiative for the first time at the Boao Forum for Asia. In more than half a year, more than 70 countries have expressed their appreciation and support for this Chinese solution to international security challenges.

  When the recovery of the global economy is sluggish and multiple crises such as energy and food are superimposed, "development is the master key to solving all problems" has gradually become an international consensus.

At the first high-level global development dialogue, China launched major measures to implement global development initiatives, established an open project library, and established a global development promotion center, which once again received positive responses from the international community.

  This active response to changes is also reflected in China's diplomatic "going out" and "inviting in", showing its own posture in its exchanges with the world.

  This year, from Samarkand in autumn to the warm and humid Bali and Bangkok, and then to Riyadh with pleasant weather, Chinese President Xi Jinping started the first offline high-level visit season since the epidemic, and attended five multilateral summits during the three major visits. Held bilateral meetings with the leaders of more than 40 countries, "forging three peaks of the head of state's diplomacy throughout the year."

  In the spring, the foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors gathered in Tunxi, Huangshan to discuss peace and security. In the winter, heads of the six major international economic institutions gathered in Huangshan to discuss global stability and development... A small Chinese city has become the living room of the world, and it has also become the “China’s diplomacy” Please come in" epitome.

In welcoming and sending off, the global partnership network is constantly being weaved.

  According to analysts, in a world of turbulence and change, "calmly responding" and "actively seeking change" are the characteristics of China's diplomacy, and at a time when certainty and stability are increasingly scarce, China's diplomacy also maintains stability. The pace of progress will inject predictable positive energy into the chaotic world.

  "The so-called 'stability' means maintaining the stability of relations between major powers and maintaining the stability of one's own policies." Feng Zhongping, director of the European Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pointed out.

  From this, people can see that Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will realize the "Winter Olympics Agreement" in Beijing within this year, and hold an important meeting in Samarkand, and the comprehensive strategic cooperation between China and Russia will become more mature and tenacious.

People have also seen that in the past year, Xi Jinping held more than 20 phone calls and meetings with European leaders, received the German Chancellor and the President of the European Council to visit China, and always adhered to the friendly and cooperative orientation towards Europe.

On the afternoon of November 14 local time, President Xi Jinping held a meeting with US President Joe Biden in Bali, Indonesia.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Guo Jinchao

  It is particularly worth noting that Sino-U.S. relations are one of the most important bilateral relations in the world today. Xi Jinping had two phone calls with U.S. President Joe Biden and held the first face-to-face meeting between Chinese and U.S. heads of state in Bali to analyze Sino-U.S. relations. In essence, draw the bottom line and red line for China, emphasizing that Sino-US relations should be brought back on the right track of healthy and stable development.

  As an important country in the world, China continues to inject stability into the world with the certainty of its own development.

In 2022, the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China made plans and deployments for China's diplomacy, repositioned its relationship with the world, and made clear its own choice at the historical crossroads: always adhere to the foreign policy purpose of maintaining world peace and promoting common development, and are committed to promoting the construction of A community of shared future for mankind.

  "Building a community with a shared future for mankind has been written into the report of the Party Congress again, reflecting the steady and continuous pace of China's diplomacy." Gao Fei said, "This is not only China's worldview, but also the epitome of China's diplomatic practice."

  This is true.

From Davos to the CIIE, China has launched new measures to expand high-level opening up one after another, embracing the world with a more open attitude.

From the "Belt and Road" partners' trade volume growth against the trend, to the number of China-Europe trains hitting a new high, stories of positive interactions between China and foreign countries are constantly being told, and the pace of win-win cooperation has never stopped.

  "Amid the accelerating world changes, China has always adhered to the concept of a shared destiny, and injected rare certainty into the world with the consistency and continuity of its own foreign policy." Feng Zhongping further pointed out, "Because of this, people also have reason to believe that Therefore, China's diplomacy will better walk with the world at a new starting point, and continue to face up to difficulties in the international environment of intertwined events." (End)