Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on governance enables the world to become better informed about China's development as well as its internal and foreign policies, ambassadors to China said in a series of interviews with the Xinhuanet.
"Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" contains speeches, answers to questions and instructions by Xi from Nov. 15, 2012 to June 13, 2014. It has sold more than 3 million copies since its release in September last year, including more than 300,000 copies in foreign languages.
Jean-Jacques de Dardel, ambassador of Switzerland to China, said the book was a good reference on modern China policies, and that Xi's thoughts about reform were very constructive.
Friis Arne Petersen, Danish ambassador to China, said for public and government officials in Denmark with an interest in China, the book provided a more direct link to Chinese leaders' thinking than media reports.
The book reflects Xi's wisdom of governance and his aspiration for national rejuvenation, said Kuwaiti Ambassador to China Mohammad Saleh Al-Thuwaikh.
Pakistani Ambassador Masood Khalid said the book presented the Chinese leader's great vision during China's economic and social transformation.
Foreign readers could better understand how the Chinese leadership has translated wisdom into reality and learn more about Chinese history, society and politics, he said.
He noted the significance of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, as proposed by Xi, to enable China to further broaden international collaboration and partnerships.
Xi's book will be useful for foreigners to understand regional connectivity and common prosperity, a blueprint embodied in the Belt and Road initiatives, he said.
Khalid was echoed by Magdy Amer, Egyptian ambassador to China, who said the initiatives as well as principles on security and common development would play an important role in promoting international relations.
As shown in the book, China wants to work with the rest of the world to strive for a better future through win-win cooperation. This is crucial for China to achieve the current success, he said.
Soegeng Rahardjo, Indonesian ambassador to China, said he would recommend the book to his colleagues so that they could understand modern China better and its future direction.