The Indian Express published the "Chinese Dream" Special Edition

On October 1, 2013, The Indian Express and Finacial Express published the "Chinese Dream" Special Edition on the occasion of 64th National Day of People's Republic of China. Chinese Ambassador Wei Wei delivered a message on the Special Edition. The full text is as follows:

Let's Join Hands to Create a New Era of Asia

Wei Wei

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China

64 years ago today, a new China, who had stood vicissitudes with unswerving spirit was founded. Over the past 64 years, China, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, has undergone enormous changes. Especially since the reform and opening up, China has been enjoying sustained and rapid economic development. Its comprehensive national strength and international influence are significantly enhanced. The people's living standard has remarkably improved. Unprecedented vigor and creativity of the whole society are spurted. On the occasion of 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, I would like to extend, on behalf of all the staff of the Chinese Embassy in India, warm greetings and best wishes to all our compatriots in India, and express heartfelt thanks to Indian friends who long care about China and support China-India Friendship.

After the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the new generation of the collective leadership with General Secretary Xi Jinping as its core, put forward the "Chinese Dream", aimed at achieving the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, which coheres the efforts, wisdom and strength of the 1.3 billion Chinese people. It is our common vision and diligent pursuit for the national prosperity, revitalization and personal happiness. The "Chinese Dream" will bring benefits not only to the Chinese people, but also to the whole world as well. China is ready to make new contributions together with the international community to the noble cause of peace and development for mankind by promoting lasting peace, common prosperity and a harmonious world.

Asia, on the whole, as the world's most rapidly growing region, has now maintained peace and stability while sustaining economic growth. Both China and India, the two members of the Asia big family, are facing the same historical tasks, such as driving economic development, improving people's livelihood and deepening reforms. China's 2020 goal is to build a moderately prosperous society, while India's Vision 2020 is aimed at making India a developed country by 2020 which could be called the "Indian Dream." The realization of both the "Chinese Dream" and the "Indian Dream" requires a peaceful and stable periphery and external environment which is inseparable from mutual support and harmonious coexistence with their neighbors. China adheres to the policy of friendship and partnership with the neighboring countries and is willing to work hand in hand with India to make Asia the anchor of the world peace. China, India and other Asian countries should combine each others' dreams together, continue to deepen our exchanges and cooperation and weave closer ties of common interests so as to enable Asia to carry more global weight in the 21st century.

China and India are neighbors. We unswervingly adhere to the path of peaceful development. We also sincerely hope that India will make continuous progress on the path towards peace, development and prosperity. China has all along regarded China-India relation as one of the most important bilateral ties. We hope to develop a long-term stable and healthy, friendly and cooperative relation with India. As long as we treat each other with sincerity, we believe that even there is competition between us it will become an impetus for common development. As long as we treat each other with kindness, even there are differences, it will not do harm to our overall friendly bilateral relation. It is understandable to have differences between neighboring countries, but the key is that we should put friendly bilateral relation, regional stability and overall development at the first place, and resort to a peaceful solution through dialogue and consultation. Before resolving the differences, we should seek common ground and reserve the differences and coexist peacefully. While actively developing cooperation of mutual benefits, we may make endeavours to create conditions for the solution of the differences. As Premier Li Keqiang said during his visit to India earlier this year that China and India coexist in harmony is a fortune for Asia and a blessing to the world. At the present, the world economy is still facing risks and challenges. The recovery basis remains weak. As the representatives of the Asian emerging economies, China and India need to forge consensus and pull together with joint cooperation to foster new highlights of cooperation in Asia and to create a new engine of the world economy.

China is continuing its efforts for the "Chinese Dream". Meanwhile, we will be sincerely committed to the continuous cooperation with India and other neighboring countries in such fields as trade, finance, energy and interconnection. We hope that China's own development will better benefit the neighboring countries, ensuring their people to enjoy the real benefits of common development. We would like to share the "Chinese dream". I am also of the firm belief that as long as China and India and other Asian countries work together and march forward along the paths suited to our own national conditions, we will be able to realize our respective dreams and the dream of a new Era of Asia.

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