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China adheres to peaceful development, says President Hu

2009-10-01 02:40:42 GMT2009-10-01 10:40:42 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

President Hu Jintao says that all the Chinese people were "full of confidence" in the bright prospects of the great rejuvenation of the nation.

Fang Fenghui (L), Beijing Military Zone commander and military parade commander, reports to Hu Jintao (R), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, inviting him to inspect troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army to take part in a military parade for celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in central Beijing, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

President Hu Jintao (L5), flanked by former president Jiang Zemin (R5), top legislator Wu Bangguo (L4), Premier Wen Jiabao (R4) and other leaders, watches the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on the Tian'anmen Rostrum in central Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- China will stick to an independent foreign policy of peace to promote lasting peace and common prosperity of the world, Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Thursday.

China will pursue the path of peaceful development and develop friendly relations and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, Hu said while addressing a celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

The five principles of peaceful co-existence are mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefits and peaceful co-existence.

"China will continue to work with the people of all countries to push forward the lofty cause of peace and development and build a harmonious world of lasting peace and common prosperity," he said.

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