China has no intention of seeking global dominance: envoy
                 English.news.cn | 2014-06-12 14:19:50 | Editor: Yang Yi

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Xinhua) -- China does not intend to challenge any other nation or seek global dominance, and only aims to achieve its own revival, a Chinese diplomat in the United States said on Wednesday.

Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the United States, reiterated China's stance of peaceful rise at a reception held in the U.S. Capitol in Washington to commemorate 35 years of diplomatic relations between China and the United States.

"The so-called 'rise of China' is for China to rise from its own past, not to prevail over any other country," Cui said. "It is about the great renewal of the Chinese nation."

China's goal is to build a "strong, prosperous, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious modern country," Cui added.

The success of "a new model of major-country relationship" will depend on the determination and political will of China and the United States, Cui said, referring to a consensus reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama during their meeting at the Annenberg Retreat in California last June.

The ambassador also dismissed the idea of using "old tools of the Cold War era" to solve today's problems.

"Any attempt to engage in zero-sum rivalry or to form opposing military bloc again will only result in the lose-lose outcome," Cui said.

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