China to actively foster sound external environment

(File Photo: A night view of the Lujiazui area in Shanghai, east China, September 18, 2019. /Xinhua)

BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- China will actively foster a sound external environment, according to the full text of the Communist Party of China Central Committee's proposals for formulating a new five-year development plan and long-range objectives.

China upholds an independent foreign policy of peace, said the document, which was made public on Tuesday.

China will promote fostering a new type of international relations and building a community with a shared future for mankind, it added.

It also highlighted defending the UN-centered international system and the international order underpinned by international law to jointly address global challenges.

China will actively participate in international cooperation to prevent and control major infectious diseases, the document said, adding that the country will promote the building of a global community of health for all.