As a member of the current internationalcommunity, China is firmly committed topeaceful development and calls on othercountries to do the same. China always adheresto an independent foreign policy of peace. Ittakes defending its sovereignty and security asits top priority, while always making efforts toachieve and sustain world peace and to promotecommon development. On the basis of the FivePrinciples of Peaceful Coexistence, China iswilling to establish friendly and cooperativeties with other countries. Committed to open,cooperative and win-win development, Chinahas not only been creating a good internationalenvironment for its socialist modernizationand economic reforms, but also making itsdue contribution to the peace and progress ofhumankind.