Belt and Road Initiative to follow international rules: Chinese Foreign Minister

March 8, 2018

BEIJING - China is on a long march to modernisation and has no need or intention to replace the United States' international role, Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said today. "Some Americans allege that China will replace America's role in the world. This conclusion is fundamentally wrong." The State newsagency, Xinhua, quoted Wang as saying.

Despite elements of competition, China-U.S. ties are defined more by partnership, not rivalry, he said.

The Belt and Road Initiative is a global public good that follows international rules, he added, an international cooperation platform that follows market principles, Wang made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress. (ATI).