BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- "Major-Country Diplomacy," a six-episode political documentary series, has aroused heated discussions about China's diplomacy led by President Xi Jinping, and has won applause from the Chinese public, overseas Chinese communities and foreign media and experts.
On August 28, China Central Television (CCTV) began the telecast of Major-Country Diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, which summarizes the achievements of China's diplomacy over the past five years.
The political documentary was jointly produced by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the Xinhua News Agency and the CCTV.
The Guardian newspaper reported that Viewers of the six-part series are told that "for the first time, China is standing at the center of the world stage," the Guardian newspaper reported. "This is a new historical course charted by President Xi Jinping," it said.
Hong Kong newspapers including Sing Tao Daily, Hong Kong Economic Journal and Sing Pao Daily News, have all reported the documentary, and applauded its authoritative interviews and vivid stories, which not only depict the theoretical framework of the Chinese-style diplomacy, but also reveal great practices of China's diplomacy in the new era.
The Hong Kong Economic Journal said that "Major-Country Diplomacy" displays major progress in diplomacy with Chinese characteristics over the past five years, during which 28 visits took Xi to 56 countries and major international and regional organizations on the Five Continents after he assumed the Chinese presidency in 2013. Thus, Xi could be called "China's chief diplomat", the journal said.
Huang Yong, Chinese ambassador to Latvia, said this is a masterpiece inspiring heart and enlightening soul. The political series embody the new thinking, new look and new landscape of the major-country diplomacy featuring Chinese characteristics, he said.
He added that it shows China's responsibility as a major country and enables people around the world to further know China's reform, development and relations with other countries.
Overseas Chinese communities have also applauded the hot telecast of the documentary and have posted the series on the Internet through their WeChat accounts in entirety or in parts.
Wu Hao, chairman of the Overseas Chinese Youth Federation in Russia, said he felt warm-hearted when seeing the shot of Xi's visit to Russia. Over the past five years, the China-Russia relationship has been promoted to the highest level in history, which is the best proof of China's major-country diplomacy achievements, he said.
Chen Ronghua, honorary chairman of the U.S. association of Fujian townsmen, said China's diplomacy is committed to the cause of peace and shows the responsibility of a major country, thus making China more of a mainstay, a driving force for world prosperity and an example of peaceful development.
Zhu Liangwei, vice chairman of the Promotion of China-Reunification Society in the UK, said the world expects a force of responsibility and justice and a voice speaking for the interests of mankind. Shouldering responsibility is China's mission, while pursuing peace its path and aim, according to Zhu.
Wu Xiaowang, vice chairman of China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, said the Belt and Road construction will provide new opportunities for overseas Chinese and participation in the Belt and Road construction is equal to taking part in the great cause of rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Proposed by China in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative aims to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa on and beyond the ancient Silk Road routes. It comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
Chinese Ambassador to Slovakia Lin Lin said people can see that China is active in maintaining world peace, promoting international exchanges and serving the Chinese people's interests.
Lin said a developing and prosperous China will make more contribution to the world as a whole.