Warmly welcome to visit the official website of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). On behalf of all staff members, I would like to extend my sincere regards and best wishes to you!
The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) is one of the earliest national people's organizations engaged in people-to-people diplomacy of the People's Republic of China. With the purposes of enhancing people's friendship, furthering international cooperation, safeguarding world peace and promoting common development among different countries, CPAFFC upholds the idea of building a community of a shared future for mankind and commits itself to the missions of “leading people-to-people diplomacy, serving as the mainstay in public diplomacy and promoting exchanges between Chinese and foreign local governments.” Representing the Chinese people, the Association has been making friends across the world, serving China's peaceful development and the great cause of nation reunification and working for the promotion of friendship, cooperation, peace and development of mankind.
Over the past 60-plus years since its establishment, under the firm leadership of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government and with the strong support from the Chinese people, CPAFFC has fully implemented the independent foreign policy of peace and made painstaking efforts to deepen people-to-people friendship, facilitate friendly communication with foreign countries and promote international cooperation. CPAFFC has made unique contribution to New China's cause of winning independence, growing rich and becoming strong. The Association's work represented a people-to-people diplomacy featuring Chinese characteristics and Chinese-style magnanimity.
The world is confronted with changes unseen in a century, in which all nations share integrated interests and a common fate. The Chinese people value friendship and love peace. In the new era, China's people-to-people diplomacy faces new opportunities. Taking Xi Jinping's Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in The New Era and his Thought on Diplomatic Work as guidance, we shall hold high the banner of peace, development and win-win cooperation, uphold the principles of mutual respect, equal treatment, friendly cooperation and common development; we shall remain true to our original aspiration and keep our mission firmly in mind in our efforts to make friends with people across the world and strive for mutual understanding and affinity among peoples of different nations; we shall work hard to promote international communication and coopera-tion while serving our national rejuvenation and striving for global common benefits; and we shall contribute to the fostering of a new type of international relations and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind by doing our part in people-to-people diplomacy.
I sincerely thank all social sectors and friendly personalities around the world for the concern and support they have shown and given to our association. It's our sincere hope that friends both at home and abroad will continue understanding and supporting our work as they have always done. It is hoped that our website can serve as a bridge joining Chinese and foreign people in their mutual understanding and friendship, and a window for the rest of the world to know China better and acknowledge Chinese people's non-governmental diplomacy. I sincerely hope that this website will pool wisdom and strength from all sources to push forward the development of people-to-people diplomacy between China and foreign countries and work for the common interest and well-being of peoples throughout the world.
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