China needs to open up more to benefit in the long term, say officials

November 14th, 2007 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov.14 (ANI): Officials involved with foreign affairs in China have said that country needs to further abandon its conservative shackles to benefit in the long term.
The officials who had gathered for a meeting in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou said that there was a need to “free ourselves from conservative ideas, seek new ways to expand economically and have culture exchanges with other cities and regions in the world.”
According to the official Xinhua news agency, the officials agreed that foreign affairs departments at local levels were facing great challenges that also offer great opportunities. They discussed the ways to implement the guidelines of the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in their foreign affairs work, the statement said.
Opening wider to the world will contribute to China’s drive to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects, realize peaceful development and create a harmonious world, a statement issued after the meeting said.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also addressed the meeting on China’s foreign policies and international relations. (ANI)

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