KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Overseas Chinese in Malaysia should give full play to their advantages to further promote relations between the two countries and deepen their mutually beneficial cooperation, China's top political advisor said Wednesday.
Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks at a welcoming banquet held by overseas Chinese in the Southeast Asian nation.
China-Malaysia relations have witnessed fast development in the past decade, with smooth development of strategic cooperation and mutual understanding and mutual support on major issues of common concern, Jia said.
The friendship between China and Malaysia conforms to the fundamental interests of both countries and peoples, Jia said.
The fast development of the two nations' bilateral relations can't be achieved without the unremitting efforts of the overseas Chinese in Malaysia, he said. Malaysia, Jia said, is among the countries that host the most overseas Chinese.
Jia said that in China, the whole nation has been working to carry out important decisions made at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
As long as China sticks to the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the Chinese people are bound to realize their "China Dream" with the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, he added.
China, based on the principle of peace, development, cooperation and win-win outcomes, will unswervingly contribute to safeguarding world peace and boosting common development, Jia said.
He said China will also remain committed to the path of peaceful development, pursue an independent foreign policy of peace, and adhere to a win-win strategy of opening up.
The Chinese people, who love peace and are eager for development, are ready to make unremitting efforts with other peoples for the great undertaking of human peace and development, China's top political advisor said.
China's development has also given strong impetus to its neighboring countries, with the two-way trade volume rising to more than 1 trillion U.S. dollars from some 170 billion 10 years ago, Jia said.
The country has become the largest trade partner and investment and tourists sources for most of its neighbors, bringing tangible interests for itself and those countries and promoting peace, stability and prosperity in Asia, he said.
Jia said China's development will inspire greater market potential and bring more opportunities for its neighbors, adding that the Chinese people will join hands with the peoples of other Asian nations to strive for common development and prosperity on the continent.
Jia arrived here Monday evening after attending the royal cremation ceremony for the late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sinhanouk in Phnom Penh earlier on the same day.
He leaves Malaysia on Thursday.
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