|Wang Yi: The World in 2019 Brings Both Hope and Challenges|
On February 25, 2019, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the event presenting Shanxi Province held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Wang Yi expressed in his speech that the world in 2019 brings both hope and challenges. The following week will be an important period which will draw much attention from the international community. The second meeting between the top leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United States (US) will take place soon, which is expected to make new progress in pushing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and establishing the peace mechanism on the Peninsula. Just now, substantial progress has also been made in the economic and trade consultation between China and the US, providing positive expectations for the stability of China-US relations and the growth of global economy. Of course, in the meantime, we should also notice that many places in today's world are not tranquil, and the basic norms governing international relations are being impacted and undermined. In the new year, China will, guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, inherit and carry forward the fine tradition of China's foreign relations forged since the founding of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago. China will work with various countries to jointly safeguard peace and stability of the world to bring more good news for the unquiet planet.