Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has outlined this country's diplomatic priorities for the coming year.
They include enhancing ties with world powers and establishing closer relationships with neighboring countries.
"China has been trying to build a new-type relationship between major countries with the United States, continuingly sending out the message that the two countries are capable to achieve a win-win situation. China has also upgraded its foreign policies with neighboring countries by promoting the principles of closeness, honesty, mutually beneficial and inclusiveness."
Wang Yi made the comments at a forum on Chinese diplomacy held here in Beijing.
The foreign minister says China will continue to insist on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and strive for the resumption of the six-party talks.
He has also put an emphasis on the work to safeguard China's national sovereignty.
Ruan Zongze, vice chairman of the China Foundation for International Studies, says Chinese diplomatic policies are becoming more "active".
"China needs to do better explanation works and actively shape our views, which means the country needs to relieve the suspicion over the change of our image and the role that China plays in the international community."
Meantime, the Chinese foreign minister is leaving on his first trip to the Middle East since taking office.