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China will open up further, premier tells foreign envoys

Updated: Sep 30,2014 8:45 PM     Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with US ambassador to China Max Baucus in Beijing, Sept 30, 2014. Li met with newly appointed ambassadors to China representing 31 countries ahead of the National Day that falls on Oct 1. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Premier Li Keqiang met with newly appointed ambassadors to China on Sept 30, stressing the country’s willingness to open up further.

“China is deepening comprehensive reforms and opening-up. China’s development has brought development opportunities and markets for the world,” Li told ambassadors representing 31 countries ahead of the National Day that falls on Oct 1.

Among the group was former US Senator Max Bauccus who was appointed ambassador to China earlier this year.

Premier Li Keqiang meets with newly appointed ambassadors to China representing 31 countries in Beijing on Sept 30, 2014, ahead of the National Day that falls on Oct 1. [Photo/Xinhua]

Liberia, Ghana, Hungary and Chile were also among the 31 countries with new ambassadors who attended the meeting.

Li said China will adhere to a peaceful development path and continue its commitment to maintaining good relations with neighbors, as well as world peace and stability.

China is willing to strengthen cooperation with other countries to achieve common development, the premier said, voicing hope the foreign envoys will play an active role in bettering understanding and cooperation between China and the world.

Diplomats spoke positively of China’s role in maintaining global peace and stability, promoting world economic growth and cooperating with other countries in addressing global challenges. They emphasized their countries’ willingness to deepen cooperation with China.

The new envoys were invited to attend the National Day reception after the meeting.

Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with Zambia’s ambassador to China Gertrude Kasuba Mwape in Beijing, Sept 30, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with South Korea’s ambassador to China Kwon Young-Se in Beijing, Sept 30, 2014.

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