On May 19, 2010, Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai met in the foreign ministry with The Economist's foreign affairs editor and elaborated China's proposition and position on such issues as its foreign policy, China-US relations, the Korean Peninsula situation, Asia Pacific security cooperation mechanism and the G20. Cui stressed that China pursues the road of peaceful development, exercises a defensive national defense policy, advocates the new security concept of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and collaboration, is committed to developing the good-neighborly friendship and cooperative relations with the neighboring countries and believes countries should strengthen cooperation to cope with major international issues and challenges. The healthy and stable development of China-US relations serves the interest of both countries and the world as well. China will continue to join hands with the international community to try to properly solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear and the Iranian nuclear issues. As a responsible country, China is willing to play a constructive role for peace, stability and common development of the world.
The Economist's editor said that the magazine attaches great importance to China and is willing to report China in a comprehensive and objective manner.