The Information Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, on Tuesday published a white paper on China's peaceful development.
Following is the full text:
China's Peaceful Development
Information Office of the State Council
The People's Republic of China
September 2011, Beijing
I. The Path of China's Peaceful Development: What It Is About
II. What China Aims to Achieve by Pursuing Peaceful Development
III. China's Foreign Policies for Pursuing Peaceful Development
IV. China's Path of Peaceful Development Is a Choice Necessitated by History
V. What China's Peaceful Development Means to the Rest of the World
Situated in the East, China, a country with an ancient civilization and a population of over 1.3 billion, is making big strides in its advance toward modernization. What path of development has China chosen? What will China's development bring to the rest of the world? These issues are the focus of the whole world.
China has declared to the rest of the world on many occasions that it takes a path of peaceful development and is committed to upholding world peace and promoting common development and prosperity for all countries. At the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century and on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China declared solemnly again to the world that peaceful development is a strategic choice made by China to realize modernization, make itself strong and prosperous, and make more contribution to the progress of human civilization. China will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development.