Xinhua Xinhua Beijing on November 3 in France, Portugal, on the eve of a state visit, President Hu Jintao accepted November 2 French "Le Figaro" and the Portuguese news agency Lusa written interview to France, Portugal, in EU relations, leaders of the Group of Twenty summit in Seoul, China's development path and direction of development, the construction of the international order in 21st Century answer to the question.
China and France on the new situation should be how to promote Sino-French comprehensive strategic partnership to further develop, Hu said Sino-French relations has a unique strategic characteristics. Establishment of diplomatic ties 46 years ago, bilateral cooperation in various fields with remarkable results. The current international situation is undergoing profound and complicated changes, China and France as permanent Security Council members and important responsibility in international countries, it is necessary to give new meaning to the bilateral relations. We are willing to France to frank and sincere dialogue, enhance mutual understanding and trust, mutual respect, equal treatment, to maintain healthy and stable development of bilateral relations; to expand trade, push forward nuclear power, aviation and other traditional areas of cooperation, and actively promote energy-saving environmental protection, information technology , high-end manufacturing, new energy, new materials and other fields. Important is cooperation to go beyond simple trade and investment relations, the growth of equal partners; play to the Sino-French cultural superiority, close cultural exchanges; strengthen strategic coordination and jointly cope with global challenges. I believe that with joint efforts, Sino-French comprehensive strategic partnership to a new height, to better benefit the two peoples and peoples.
On the development of China-Portugal relations, Hu pointed out that the people honored friendship between China and Portugal. In 1999, a smooth transition between the two countries and the successful handover of Macao, the world resolving historical issues between countries set a good example. In 2005, China and Portugal to establish comprehensive strategic partnership, bilateral relations have entered a new period of development, the two sides exchange and cooperation in various fields achieved fruitful results. We are willing to Portugal to increase political mutual trust and close bilateral exchanges and expand pragmatic cooperation and promote their development, and jointly cope with global challenges. We are confident about the future of China-Portugal relations.
On the current situation and future development of China-EU relations, Hu said China and the EU established diplomatic relations 35 years ago, bilateral relations have withstood the test of time and international vicissitudes. Currently, the EU high-level exchanges in close cooperation with remarkable results. 6 years the EU has become China's largest trading partner and China the first time, the EU's second largest export market, the first three quarters this year, bilateral trade volume nearly 350 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 34.4%. Rich cultural exchanges, the Shanghai World Expo will become another important platform for China and the EU to deepen exchanges.
Hu stressed that China attaches great importance to developing relations with the EU, respect and support for European integration development. China also hopes that the European Union a positive view of China's development, respect and support China to take the road of development according to their own national conditions. EU to respect and accommodate each other's core interests and major concerns. 21st Century China-EU relations should be mutual respect and mutual trust, equality, the relationship is mutually beneficial and win-win and common development of the relationship is to work together to establish a more just and rational international political and economic order, world harmony, and promote the relationship between human civilization and progress . We are ready to join EU efforts to enrich the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership, enhance the level of bilateral relations.
On the leaders of the Group of Twenty Seoul summit, Hu said leaders of the Group of Twenty summit to jointly cope with the international community an effective mechanism for the international financial crisis, to promote international economic cooperation and promote world economic recovery has played an important role. The world economy is slowly recovering, but foundation is not solid, the process is not balanced, there is a big uncertainty. Out of the shadow of the international financial crisis, and promote strong economic growth in the world still faces serious challenges. Will be held in Seoul, Korea should focus on the summit remain united and solve the international financial crisis caused by fundamental problems, the strengthening of world economic recovery. 4 major problems can be caught. First, continue a spirit of solidarity and the principle of mutual benefit to strengthen the macroeconomic policy coordination, issued to the market together the Group of Twenty members of the major challenges the world economy deal with the positive signal, boost market confidence, strengthening world economic recovery. Second, reform of the international financial system, strengthen the international financial market regulation, increase in emerging market countries and developing countries in international financial institutions, the voice and representation. Third, promote the settlement of North-South problem of uneven development, in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals to provide political support. Fourth, oppose protectionism, promote comprehensive and balanced Doha Round outcome of negotiations to achieve a development round goals. China is ready, including France, Portugal and other countries to jointly address the current challenges facing the international community to promote the world economy to achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth.
Hu pointed out that the relevant parties need to correct the trade imbalance transformation of economic development and adjustment of economic structure, promoting fair trade and oppose protectionism in all forms. China's exchange rate policy is consistent and responsible. China has been steadily advancing the reform of RMB exchange rate formation mechanism. China will follow the initiative, controllability and gradual, we should improve the managed floating exchange rate system, market supply and demand play a greater role in enhancing the flexibility of RMB exchange rate to maintain a reasonable and balanced level in the basic stability. China's economy maintained steady and fast growth of world economic recovery and long-term development of great significance.
On China's development path and direction of development, Hu said the Chinese nation has a history of 5,000 years of civilization, created a splendid culture, modern times has experienced a tortuous history of the process difficult. 61 years of New China, especially the reform and opening up 32 years, the Chinese people united as one, work hard, have won worldwide recognition of the achievements of people's lives improved significantly. The results of hard-won struggle for self-improvement comes from the Chinese, from the reform and opening up, even from the Chinese people's choice is consistent with China's development path.
Hu emphasized that China's development is the development of human society, an important part of the process. China's development in France, Portugal and Europe are the opportunities. China will unswervingly follow the road of peaceful development, unswervingly follow a win-win opening strategy, continue to develop friendly cooperation with countries in the world, join hands to promote enduring peace, common prosperity and harmonious world. This is the Chinese government and people to make a strategic choice. This decision is based on China's national conditions, trend of the times, reflecting China's domestic policy and foreign policy unity. China respects the development path of all peoples to choose the right, non-interference in internal affairs, not to impose our own will, committed to the peaceful settlement of international disputes, and pursuing a defensive national defense policy, and never seek hegemony and never engage in expansion.
International order on the construction of the 21st century, Hu said, the second 10 years of the 21st century is about to open, the fate of peoples is closely linked than ever before. States should take a broad mind and strategic vision to build mutual respect and mutual trust politically, mutual benefit and complementary economic relationship between the new countries, promote world multi-polarization and democratization of international relations.
Hu stressed that countries establish a win-win philosophy we advocate, the interests of their people with the common interests of all peoples to share the successful experience of a more open attitude towards cooperation. We call on all countries live in harmony, uphold mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and coordination, the new security concept, with the peaceful settlement of disputes and maintaining world peace and stability. The international community, especially developed countries to increase support and assistance to developing countries to help developing countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals as soon as possible. Developing countries should strengthen dialogue and cooperation with developed countries, to expand global governance in developing countries in the representation, the establishment of a new global partnership for development. I believe that the joint efforts of the international community, in the 21st century will be peace, development and cooperation of the century.
On the cooperation of China and the Lusophone countries, Hu said, China - speaking countries since the establishment of economic and trade cooperation forum, China has become a contact and an important bridge speaking countries and the promotion of common development of all major platforms. In 2003, China - Lusophone Countries Economic Cooperation Forum was established, trade volume between China and the Lusophone countries, 110 million, in 2008 quickly grew to 77 billion U.S. dollars. January to August this year, trade volume between China and Lusophone countries, $ 58,580,000,000, an increase of 61%. I believe that this multilateral intergovernmental cooperation mechanism will enhance speaking countries such as China and Portugal, economic and trade cooperation.