Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo (R) and Foreign
Minister Yang Jiechi (C) cheers with a foreign envoy during a New Year reception
held by the Minitry of Foreign Affairs of China, in Beijing, capital of China
China had "unprecedented dynamic interaction" with the rest of the world in
2008, receiving some 180 heads of state or government, Foreign Minister Yang
Jiechi said yesterday.
Yang made the remarks when addressing a new year reception in the Diaoyutai
State Guesthouse. State Councilor Dai Bingguo and more than 400 foreign
diplomats and Chinese officials were also present.
Yang said the cooperation between China and the rest of the world was further
consolidated and enhanced amid the natural disasters, Beijing Olympics as well
as the international financial turmoil.
The year 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up.
"Great changes have taken place in China and China's diplomacy have reached a
new height," Yang said.
China will remain on the road of peaceful development and adhere to the
mutually beneficial strategy in the coming year, making unremitting efforts for
the comprehensively sustainable social development and the peace and stability
of the world, he said.
Nolana Ta Ama, Togolese Ambassador to China, said on behalf of the diplomatic
corps in Beijing that the world needs China in the past, at present and in the
"All ambassadors are hoping to enhance dialogue and cooperation with China,"
Ta Ama said.
"Our task will be completed smoothly, as the country we are in takes not
intervening in other countries' internal affairs and not seeking hegemony as the
basis of its foreign policy," he said.