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'China to be more active in global affairs'

Posted on Mar 09, 10:04PM | IANS

Beijing, March 9 : China will be more actively involved in international affairs and play its due role to make the international system more just and equitable, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday.

"China has participated in and contributed to the building of the international system, and we will be more actively involved in international affairs," he told a press conference held on the sidelines of the annual session of the country's national legislature.

He said that as the world multi-polarity, economic globalization and advances in science and technology gather momentum, countries have become more interdependent with their interests more closely entwined, reported Xinhua.

"We all live in a global village. As we travel, we can only sit together as passengers in the same boat rather than try to crowd each other out," he said.

"Compared with what we had last century, we believe that the international multi-lateral system in the 21st century should become more representative, more just and more result-oriented," he said.