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Wang Yi: Promote the Settlement of Hot-Spot Issues in the Chinese Way

  On January 22, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, at attendance to the Geneva II Conference on the Syrian issue in Montreux, Switzerland, talked to media about promoting the settlement of hot-spot issues in the "Chinese Way".

  Wang Yi said, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China shoulders responsibilities and obligations in maintaining world peace and stability, and is willing to play a constructive and responsible role in resolving regional hot spot issues. China has always adhered to the following principles in promoting the settlement of the Syrian issue and other hot-spot issues:

  First, to firmly uphold the tenet of the UN Charter and the basic norms governing international relations, especially the principle of noninterference in internal affairs. Second, to insist on promoting the settlement of the regional hot-spot issues under the framework of the UN, including on the basis of the relevant UN resolutions. Third, to insist on resolving disputes through peaceful means. We oppose the use of force, and disapprove the overturning of legitimate government through illegal approach. Fourth, to decide China's position based on the rights and wrongs of things themselves, uphold justice, be objective and balanced, and never take advantage of the hot-spot issues for self interest. Fifth, to respect the will of the people concerned, and try to guide for settlement acceptable to all parties involved.

  The practice of China has its own characteristics. We care more about sustainability, doing things step by step, and fundamentally resolving problems. This can be called the "Chinese way".

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