Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said Wednesday China will make new and greater contributions to peace and development for all humanity.
The CPC and the Chinese people have gone through trials and tribulations, said Xi, when leading a new top CPC leadership to meet the press.
"These experiences have taught us that peace is precious and development must be valued," he told reporters.
"With confidence and pride, the Chinese people will be steadfast in upholding our country's sovereignty, security and development interests," he said.
Xi said China will work with other nations to build a global community with a shared future, and make new and greater contributions to the noble cause of peace and development for all humanity.