4. putting forward chinese proposals on tackling regional and international hotspots and global issues
china's successful hosting of the events marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of the chinese people's war of resistance against japanese aggression and the world anti-fascist war has sent a strong message of upholding the victorious outcomes of the second world war and safeguarding world peace. committed to a political settlement of regional and international hotspot issues, china is playing a constructive role in bridging differences and promoting dialogues for peace. dedicated to achieving denuclearization of the korean peninsula, china has put forward a dual-track approach and a suspension-for-suspension proposal to advance the negotiated settlement of the peninsula nuclear issue through dialogue. these efforts by china have made important contribution to easing tensions on the peninsula, reviving engagement and dialogue, and maintaining peace and stability in the region. we have taken an active part in seeking solution to issues as diverse as afghanistan, the iranian nuclear issue, syria and south sudan and worked with other countries to tackle global challenges such as terrorism, climate change, cyber security and refugees. by so doing, china has demonstrated its sense of responsibility as a major country.
5. showing chinese resolve in defending its interests and the common interests of all countries
general secretary xi jinping points out that the chinese people are not to be bullied, nor will we give in to coercion. no country should expect china to trade its core interests away or tolerate any infringement on its sovereignty, security and development interests. under the leadership of the cpc central committee, we have drawn a clear red line on issues concerning national sovereignty, security and other core interests, and have taken firm actions to defend our rights and interests on the basis of respecting historical facts and international law. with regard to the diaoyu islands, we have held our ground and fully demonstrated the will and resolve of the chinese government and people to defend our territorial sovereignty. we have presented our case with sound reasoning and solid evidence against the so-called arbitration case on the south china sea that undermines china's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests and adhered to the approach of settling disputes through dialogue and negotiation between parties directly concerned, which has helped to promote general stability in the south china sea. in an effort to safeguard national security and unity, we have unequivocally upheld the one-china principle, opposed attempts to create "two chinas" or "one china, one taiwan", and fended off foreign interference in the affairs of hong kong and macao. we vigorously conducted tibet- and xinjiang-related diplomacy and enhanced international cooperation against terrorism, separatism and extremism. our cooperation with the international community to repatriate corrupt fugitives and recover proceeds has yielded important results.
following the fine chinese tradition of helping others to succeed while seeking our own success, we were the first to help the ebola-infected african countries and their neighbors. our offers of help also included the establishment of a one-billion-dollar china-un peace and development fund, a 20-billion-yuan south-south climate cooperation fund, and an assistance fund for south-south cooperation. we joined the un peacekeeping standby mechanism and formed a peacekeeping police unit and an 8,000-strong standby force for peacekeeping. we advocated the formulation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and became the first country to release its national plan on implementation. all these are global public goods provided by china to advance world peace and development.
with our future course clearly charted, we will set all out to attain even greater success. all our comrades in the foreign service must study and implement general secretary xi jinping's thought on diplomacy in real earnest to greet the successful convocation of the 19th party congress with outstanding achievements and open up new prospects for the conduct of major-country diplomacy with distinctive chinese features. let us work together to make new and greater contribution to realizing the chinese dream of national renewal and achieving lasting peace and common development of the world.