When discussing foreign policy, at least in English, many political leaders will mention the importance of working with their country's allies.
A case in point would be the US and recent statements about Russia (re. war with Ukraine) and China (re. militarization of the South China Sea).
Question: In official public statements, which countries (if any) does China characterize as its allies?
Answers can draw from (but should distinguish between) official statements directed to international audiences (more likely to have official English translations), and those directed to Chinese citizens (less likely to have official translations, but may still be translated by academics who specialize in China).