|Qin Gang: China Stands Firmly Against External Suppression and Containment|
On February 21, 2023, Foreign Minister Qin Gang attended the opening ceremony of the Lanting Forum themed "The Global Security Initiative: China's Proposal for Solving Security Challenges", and delivered a keynote speech.
Qin Gang said, the development of a big country like China cannot happen without a secure international environment. Likewise, world security would not be possible without the security of China. Today, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people are making stides in confidence and unity toward the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization. However, external suppression and containment against China keep escalating, posing a serious threat to China's sovereignty and security. We stand firmly against any form of hegemonism and power politics, against the Cold War mentality and bloc confrontation, and against any foreign interference in China's internal affairs. We will resolutely safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, and international fairness and justice.