The closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming said Thursday that the just-concluded 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has set the direction for China's future and outlined China's commitment to the world. [Special coverage]
"This timely and consensus-building congress sets the direction for China's future and outlines China's commitment to the world," Liu wrote in a signed article published in British newspaper The Telegraph entitled "China's New Commitment to the World."
Liu, who attended the congress, said it impressed him as "an epoch-making milestone that is going to have a far-reaching impact on both China and the world."
"The key message of the congress is that socialism with Chinese features is entering a new era, which is marked by new developments," Liu wrote.
"China has become stronger and wealthier," the ambassador said. "The 19th Congress has highlighted three new missions of a stronger and wealthier China."
"The first is to blaze a new path for state-to-state relations," Liu said. "This path differs from the trajectory of traditional powers, because China has been and will always be a staunch force upholding world peace."
He added that a stronger and more developed China will never seek hegemony or expansion.
"The second mission is to make new endeavors for human progress," the diplomat said, adding that China advocates an open world economy and promotes trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.
The third mission of China is to contribute new solutions. "China is contributing to the wealth of existing political systems and governance models by offering its path from development to modernization," he said.
"In global governance, China is committed to extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, and strives to be a force for international order and rules," he added.