Xi jinping met with European Council President Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with European Council President Michel And European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Beijing, Capital of China, April 1, 2017.Beijing, April 1 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President of the European Council Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen in Beijing on The evening of April 1.Eight years ago, I proposed that China would work with Europe to build a partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilization, Xi said. China’s vision has not changed and is more relevant under the current circumstances.China and the EU share broad common interests and a solid foundation for cooperation. China’s policy towards Europe remains stable and consistent. We hope that the EU will form its own perception of China and pursue its own policy towards China.We should take the lead in upholding the INTERNATIONAL system with the UN at its core, the international order based on international law, and the basic norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. We should jointly resist the revival of confrontation and the creation of a “new cold war” and safeguard world peace and stability.Xi pointed out that China and the EU should become two major markets for common development and deepen economic globalization through china-eu openness and cooperation.China will unswervingly deepen reform and open wider to the outside world. We welcome European enterprises to invest and do business in China and hope that the EU will provide a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory environment for Chinese enterprises to invest and develop in Europe.The two sides should synergize their development strategies and explore the convergence of China’s new development philosophy and pattern with the EU’s economic and trade policy of “open strategic independence”.We should practice true multilateralism, advocate a global governance approach based on extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, continue to lead global cooperation on climate change and biodiversity, and work together to defeat COVID-19.The EU is welcome to support and participate in global development initiatives.Michel and Von der Leyen indicated that China is an important pole of power in the world and the EU attaches great importance to China’s international status and role as well as developing relations with China.Eu-china relations have long been mutually beneficial and both sides are committed to safeguarding peace and multilateralism.Under the current international situation, it is very important for Europe and China to strengthen dialogue and cooperation.Eu reaffirmed adherence to the one-china principle, look forward to work with China open communication, continue the good momentum of development in the relationship, would like to work with China to continue to deepen economic and trade, investment and cooperation in various fields such as energy, green development, jointly cope with COVID – 19 outbreak, global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity protection, in order to promote world peace, economic growth and common prosperity.The EU stands ready to support and cooperate with China in successfully hosting the second phase of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.The two sides exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine.Eu leaders briefed the EU side on its views and propositions on the Ukrainian crisis.Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with European Council President Michel And European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Beijing, Capital of China, April 1, 2017.China’s position on the Ukrainian issue is consistent and clear.China always stands on the side of peace and makes its own judgment based on the merits of an issue. China advocates upholding international law and universally recognized basic norms governing international relations, acting in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and advocating common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security.China supports the EU’s efforts for the political settlement of the Ukrainian issue and has played its role in promoting peace talks in its own way.Peace talks are the only viable way to avoid escalation of tension.The international community should continue to create conditions and environment for the Russia-Ukraine negotiation process and create space for a political settlement, instead of adding fuel to the fire and exacerbating tensions.Second, we need to prevent a wider humanitarian crisis.China has put forward a six-point proposal on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. China has provided Ukraine with several batches of emergency humanitarian assistance and supplies to European countries receiving large numbers of refugees.China is ready to stay in communication with the EU to jointly prevent a larger humanitarian crisis.Third, we need to build lasting peace in Europe and Eurasia.The root cause of the Ukraine crisis lies in the long-standing regional security contradictions in Europe. The fundamental solution is to accommodate the legitimate security concerns of all parties concerned.With the development of The Times, the Cold War mentality can no longer be used to build the world and regional security framework.China supports Europe, the EU in particular, in playing a leading role, and supports dialogue between the EU, Russia, the US and NATO, so as to face up to the conflicts that have accumulated over the years, find solutions to the problems and build a balanced, effective and sustainable European security framework.Fourth, we need to prevent the escalation of local conflicts.The Ukrainian crisis needs to be properly handled, but it should not be dealt with hastily or at any time, and the whole world should not be bound to the issue, still less should the people of all countries pay a heavy price for it.The more critical the moment, the more we should keep sober and calm.The current world economic structure is an organic whole formed by the long-term efforts of countries around the world.All parties should cherish this achievement. They should not easily undermine the existing world economic system, still less politicize, instrumentalize or weaponize the world economy, and cause serious crises in global finance, trade, energy, science and technology, food, industrial and supply chains.Many fear that the current situation could undo decades of international economic cooperation.If the situation continues to deteriorate, recovery may take years, decades or even decades.China and the EU need to be committed to managing the situation and preventing the spillover of the crisis. In particular, we need to maintain the stability of the world economic system, rules and foundations and boost people’s confidence.The two sides can carry out coordination and cooperation in this regard.The leaders of the two sides agreed that the meeting was open, candid and in-depth, enhanced mutual understanding and reached a lot of consensus. They agreed to continue to strengthen communication and exchanges and carry out coordination and cooperation.Yang Jiechi, He Lifeng and other officials attended the meeting.Source: Xinhuanet client