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BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The following is a selection of remarks on global governance by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee:
"Swiss army knife embodies Swiss craftsmanship. When I first got one, I was amazed that it has so many functions. I cannot help thinking how wonderful it would be if an exquisite Swiss army knife could be made for our world affairs. When there is a problem, we can use the knife to fix it. I believe that with unremitting efforts of the international community, such a knife can be made." (Xi's keynote speech at the UN Geneva office on Jan. 18, 2017)
"The ancient Chinese believed that 'One should be good at finding the laws of things and solving problems.' Building a community of shared future is an exciting goal, and it requires efforts by one generation after another." (Xi's keynote speech at the UN Geneva office on Jan. 18, 2017)
"We should stay committed to building a world of lasting peace through dialogue and consultation."
"We should build a world of common security for all through joint efforts."
"We should build a world of common prosperity through win-win cooperation."
"We should make our world clean and beautiful by pursuing green and low-carbon development." (Excerpts from Xi's keynote speech at the UN Geneva office on Jan. 18, 2017)