Achieving moderate prosperity in all respects is a centenary goal of China, and eliminating extreme poverty has been our

nation’s dream for thousands of years. The entire Chinese nation are working doubly hard to accomplish these two historic

goals this year. All members of China’s diplomatic service are duty bound to contribute their share.


We in the foreign service must adapt to the new realities and think out of the box to solve new problems. We will strive to

minimize the pandemic’s impact on our people’s life and health and on China’s economic and social development. We will look out for new opportunities of development from fighting COVID-19 with the rest of the world.



One has to have a sense of right and wrong. Without it, a person cannot be trusted, and a country cannot hold its own in the

family of nations.


We Chinese value peace, harmony, sincerity and integrity. We never pick a fight or bully others, but we have principles and

guts. We will push back against any deliberate insult to resolutely defend our national honor and dignity. And we will refute all groundless slander with facts to resolutely uphold fairness, justice and human conscience.


Since we live in the same global village, countries should get along peacefully and treat each other as equals. Decisions on

global affairs should be made through consultations, not because one or two countries say so.


No matter what stage of development it reaches, China will never seek hegemony. Those who go out of their way to label

China as a hegemon are precisely the ones who refuse to let go of their hegemonic status.


We hope all countries will realize that humanity is a community with a shared future. We must render each other more

support and cooperation, and there should be less accusation and confrontation. We call on all nations to come together and

build a better world for all.



As for WHO’s international standing and its place in history, I’m sure clear-eyed people the world over will reach a fair conclusion, one that will not be altered just because some country doesn’t like it. Those who throw mud at WHO will only leave a stain on themselves.


What we are seeing is this: those countries that heeded and followed WHO advice are more successful in bringing the virus

under control, while those that ignored or rejected its advice are paying a heavy price.


WHO is an international body made up of 194 sovereign states. It does not serve any particular country, and it should not

defer to any country that provides more funding than others.


Nothing is more precious than people’s lives; nothing is more important than saving lives. To support WHO is to support

saving lives. I believe all countries with decency will choose to do so.


In the face of COVID-19, those attempts to attack or blackmail WHO are lacking in basic humanity and will be rejected by the international




The impact of COVID-19 on BRI cooperation is temporary and limited. COVID-19 will only strengthen and re-energize Belt and Road cooperation and open up new possibilities.


Belt and Road cooperation is built on its real benefits to the people in partner countries. It is driven by a strong and shared

commitment to common development. The future of the Belt and Road Initiative lies in expanding the cooperation to new areas.


China is as confident and determined as ever to promote Belt and Road cooperation. We will continue to follow the principle of consultation and cooperation for shared benefits, and support open, green and clean development. By aiming for high-standard, people-centered and sustainable progress, we will make the Belt and Road a model of development, cooperation and health for all




From the Asian financial crisis to the global financial crisis, each crisis has led to closer ties and stronger cooperation between

China and ASEAN.


We are convinced that with the maturity and confidence this relationship has gained in the past three decades, China and ASEAN will take more solid steps forward in forging a closer community with a shared future.


In the first quarter of this year, our trade in goods grew 6.1 percent, making ASEAN China’s biggest trading partner. This is a

vote of confidence in each other’s development prospects even though we are confronted by a common challenge.


What does not kill us makes us stronger, and we are stronger in the broken places.