National People's Congress

China not a threat, but a contributor to peace: Minister

It champions global governance, open world economy: Wang Yi

A People's Liberation Army soldier standing guard in Beijing yesterday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China was not a threat to the world, noting that the country was a leading contributor to global economic growth.
A People's Liberation Army soldier standing guard in Beijing yesterday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China was not a threat to the world, noting that the country was a leading contributor to global economic growth.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Mr Wang at a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress yesterday. The minister said "China is bearing a weighty responsibility for maintaining world peace".
Mr Wang at a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress yesterday. The minister said "China is bearing a weighty responsibility for maintaining world peace".PHOTO: REUTERS

It is time that the China threat theory be put to rest, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said yesterday.

He insisted that, far from being a threat to the world, China has been a contributor to world peace and to global economic growth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'China not a threat, but a contributor to peace: Minister '. Subscribe