China’s top Political Advisory body will actively carry out exchanges of high-level visits, and create new ways of conducting public diplomacy and people-to-people and cultural exchanges in 2019 to contribute wisdom and strength to major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics.

The statement was made by Wang Yang, chairman of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee, when he delivered a work report of the committee’s standing committee to more than 2,000 political advisers attending the advisory body’s annual session, which opened on Sunday.

Wang said the top political advisory body will host the 17th session of the Sino-EU Round Table, the Belt and Road Seminar for International Cooperation, and the International Seminar on Peaceful Dialogue between Different Religions, among others, in 2019.

Political advisers will conduct research on boosting cooperation on innovation under the Belt and Road Initiative and on issues concerning the recruitment of overseas talent, Wang said.

Wang said political advisers are expected to tell China’s stories to the outside world in an engaging way, safeguard China’s sovereignty, security, and development interests, and promote the building of a community with a shared future for humanity.