As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been an outstanding issue for more than half a century.
At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.
A multi-polar world can not exist without recognising the status and participation of developing countries.
Normal military trade is undoubtedly part of the normal State-to-State relations.
China and India are close neighbours linked by mountains and rivers and the Chinese and Indian peoples have enjoyed friendly exchanges for thousands of years.
People of all countries have the right to choose their own social system and road to development in the light of their national conditions and characteristics.
If you create a new party... to try to deny the communist party leadership, then not be allowed to exist.
If some Western politician claims he is in a position to use the normal Western methods to feed and clothe 1.2 billion Chinese, we would be happily prepared to elect him president of China.
Since China has a population of 1.1 billion, it won't feel lonely even if it becomes the only socialist country.
Comrade Deng Xiaoping - along with other party elders - gave the party leadership their firm and full support to put down the political disturbance using forceful measures.
Today, being the biggest developing countries in the world, China and India are both committed to developing their economy and raising their people's living standards.
There are nearly 200 countries and a population of over 6 billion in today's world. International affairs should be addressed by all countries through consultations rather than monopolised by a few powers.
We are ready to engage in international co-operation against terrorism with a view to safeguarding national interests and regional security and stability.
Since the end of the Cold War, hegemonism has become increasingly unpopular.
In the spring and summer of 1989, a serious political disturbance took place in China.
Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries.
In the new century, we should continue to work together to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the vast number of developing countries including China and India and promote the establishment of a just and equitable new international political and economic order.
I am firmly convinced that, in future years, China and India will join hands in playing a more active role in maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world at large and make due contribution to the cause of human progress and development.
China has always maintained that all countries, big or small, rich or poor, strong or weak, are equal members of the international community and they should stand and speak in the world as such.
We sincerely hope that south Asian countries will respect and live in amity with each other, and achieve common development, and that south Asia will enjoy peace, stability and prosperity.
Ours is a colourful and diversified world. It is also a complex one.
We support every effort to combat international terrorism through the formulation of international conventions and hope that the international community will take further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework.
We have reiterated on many occasions that China wishes to establish and develop long-term, good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all countries in south Asia.
When President Jiang Zemin visited India in 1996, the two sides decided that they would jointly build a constructive partnership of cooperation oriented towards the 21st century.
That was the peak. I just knew it was modern, not traditional culture. I could be cool
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