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China’s Belt and Road initiatives not solo, but symphony

Updated: Mar 8,2015 11:47 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s Belt and Road initiatives are not its “solo,” but a “symphony” of all relevant parties, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on March 8.

The vision of the initiatives is common development, and the goal is win-win progress through cooperation, Wang said at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature.

“If I may use a musical metaphor, the initiatives are not China’s solo, but a symphony performed by all relevant countries,” Wang said.

In advancing the initiatives, China will act according to the principle of “wide consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits,” he said.

“We will carry out equal-footed consultation and respect the choice of other countries,” Wang added.

China will be sensitive to the comfort level of other parties, ensure transparency and openness, align the initiatives with the development strategies of other parties, and create synergy with existing regional cooperation mechanisms, he said.