BEIJING, July 1 -- The world order should be decided not by one country or a few, but by broad international agreement, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Friday.
"It's for the people of all countries to decide through consultations what international order and global governance systems can benefit the world and people of all nations," Xi said here at a rally marking the Party's 95th founding anniversary.
Xi said China will actively participate in the building of global governance system and strive to contribute Chinese wisdom to the improvement of global governance.
"China will work with people of all countries to push the world order and global governance system toward a more just and reasonable direction," he said.
China advocates that people of all countries join together to change pressure into power, risks into opportunities, and replace confrontation with cooperation and monopolies with win-win deals, said Xi.
China will always follow a path of peaceful development and an opening up policy featuring mutual benefit and win-win deals, he added.
The purpose of China's foreign policy is safeguarding world peace and promoting common development, according to Xi.
"China is willing to expand common interests with other countries, build a new type of international relations with cooperation and mutual benefit as its core values," said Xi.
The president noted China's development of a more comprehensive model of international cooperation, such as the "Belt and Road" initiatives.
"We are not growing our sphere of influence, but supporting mutual development of all countries. We are not building our backyard garden, but a public garden for all countries," he claimed.
"China advocates a community of common destiny of mankind, and opposes the Cold War mentality and zero-sum game. China holds that regardless of size, strength and wealth, all countries are equal, and all peoples have the right to choose their own development paths," said Xi.
China opposes imposing one's will on others, interfering with other countries' domestic affairs and the strong bullying the weak.
"However, China will never give up our lawful rights. Chinese people do not believe fallacy and nor are we afraid of evil forces. Chinese people do not make trouble, but we are not cowards when involved in trouble," said Xi.