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  1. For those following along reading “The Governance of China”, a compilation of speeches and writings by President Xi Jinping, here is one relevant passage:

    Part of the speech at the symposium to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth – December 26, 2013

    “Adhering to independence requires us to uphold our independent foreign policy of peace, and follow the path of peaceful development. We should hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation and benefit for all, maintain friendly relations with other countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence[6], conduct exchanges and cooperation with other countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, staunchly safeguard world peace, and promote common development. We should take our positions and make our policies on issues on their own merits, uphold fairness and justice, respect the right of each people in deciding its own development path independently, and never force our will upon others nor allow anyone to impose theirs upon us. We stand for peaceful resolutions to international disputes, oppose all forms of hegemony and power politics, and never seek hegemonism nor engage in expansion. We will resolutely defend our sovereignty, security and development interests. No country should assume that we will trade away our core interests, nor will we accept anything that harms our sovereignty, security or development interests.

    Footnote [6]

    “The Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence are the principles of
    • mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,
    • mutual non-aggression,
    • mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs,
    • equality and cooperation for mutual benefit, and
    • peaceful coexistence

    Sounds quite straightforward to me …

    1. It makes a lot of sense and sounds like a good basis for relations among all the world’s countries.

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