Asia-Pacific regional cooperation
China has actively promoted and taken a full part in Asia-Pacific regional cooperation. We have put forward many initiatives and proposals in this regard and made our due contribution to regional peace, stability and development. Today, regional cooperation in this part of the world is growing with multiple mechanisms, on various levels and at different speeds. China is of the view that all parties should adopt an open and inclusive approach. Each mechanism should have its own focus, and different mechanisms should complement and reinforce each other. We are ready to join discussions--with an open and positive attitude--on any initiative that will contribute to regional integration, political mutual trust, practical cooperation and common development.
In the meantime I want to point out that China has always maintained that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should play a leading role in East Asian regional cooperation, and have supported ASEAN's leadership role. At the same time we welcome constructive ideas from, and active efforts by, other parties in promoting regional integration. That is also China's approach.