Xi Jinping stressed that the period between the 19th and the 20th CPC Congresses is the period in which the timeframes of the two centenary goals converge. This period is therefore of special importance in the great historical course of invigorating the Chinese nation.
History tells us that the development of mankind has always been driven by the interplay of interwoven events. We should make an in-depth analysis of the laws governing the evolution of international relations in this time of global transition to gain a full grasp of the underlying features of China’s external environment. This will enable us to chart the course for China’s external work and advance it in this period of historical convergence.
We should develop a full understanding of both the accelerating global trend toward multi-polarity and the major adjustment of relations among major countries.
We should follow closely both the growing trend of economic globalization and the profound evolution of global economic landscape.
We should recognize both the general trend of stability in the international environment and the interwoven security challenges.
We should also recognize both the general trend of mutual enrichment of different cultures and the reality of encounters between different values and cultures.