China's development to remain peaceful: Xi

Beijing, Jan. 29 (Xinhua-ANI): China will remain on a path of peaceful development and take a more active posture in international affairs, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

At a group study session held on Monday with members of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, Xi said China will adhere to an "open, cooperative and win-win" development model with due consideration for both the domestic and international situations.

China will pursue its development by seeking a peaceful international environment while safeguarding and promoting world peace, he said.

Xi said the government will ensure that the public benefits from China's peaceful development, as well as work to consolidate a material and social basis for furthering its development.

Wartime atrocities in the past have made an indelible impression on the Chinese people, leading them to desire and cherish a peaceful and stable life, Xi said.

"Turbulence is what the Chinese people are afraid of, stability is what they are after and world peace is what they are looking forward to," Xi said.

China's road of peaceful development has been hard to come by, as it was established through the CPC's arduous exploration and unceasing practices since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Xi said.

China has put forward the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, established and carried out a peaceful and independent foreign policy, made a solemn commitment to never seek hegemony and expansion and emphasized that it will always remain a staunch force in safeguarding world peace, Xi said.

China will unswervingly adhere to these principles, policies and commitments, Xi said. (Xinhua-ANI)