TOWARDS A SHARED FUTURE
While delivering the report, Xi pledged that China is dedicated to promoting a human community with a shared future.
Stressing that human society faces unprecedented challenges, Xi called upon all countries to hold dear humanity's shared values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom, and promote mutual understanding and forge closer bonds with other peoples.
The vision of a shared future largely reflects the core values of China's traditional culture such as harmony and equality, said B. R. Deepak, chairperson of the Center of Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies at the New Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University. It could be considered as an outcome of China's dialogue and mutual learning with other civilizations in the course of history, he added.
On the other hand, the Global Development Initiative (GDI) and the Global Security Initiative (GSI) proposed by China, based on mutual respect and win-win cooperation, are like an antidote to hegemony, unilateralism, exclusion and the Cold War mentality in today's world, he said.
For decades, China adheres to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence in pursuing friendship and cooperation with other countries. It is committed to promoting a new type of international relations, deepening and expanding global partnerships based on equality, openness, and cooperation, and broadening the convergence of interests with other countries.
China also adheres to the right course of economic globalization. It is committed to working with other countries to foster an international environment conducive to development and create new drivers for global growth.
In addition, China plays an active part in the reform and development of the global governance system. It upholds true multilateralism, promotes greater democracy in international relations, and works to make global governance fairer and more equitable.
"The Chinese direction has been that of multilateralism, bringing countries together, creating development and creating unity based on the principles of the United Nations Charter," said William Jones, Washington bureau chief of the U.S. publication Executive Intelligence Review.
Changes will be seen in the world that can show China's vision is successful, which will lead to global prosperity rather than conflict, said Jones.(Video reporters: Zhao Xiaona, Wu Lu, Du Juan, Xu Feng, Yang Shilong, Zhang Mocheng and Wu Changwei; video editors: Chen Sihong, Yin Le and Lin Lin)