Main Articles of Xi Jinping: Speeches on Diplomacy (Volume I and II)

2023-04-20 14:25:00 | Source:theorychina

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping: Speeches on Diplomacy (Volumes I and II), edited by the Institute of Party History and Literature of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), presents 136 texts, including speeches, remarks, and addresses delivered by Xi Jinping on important international occasions between March 2013 and November 2021. The main titles of these two volumes of thematic collections are presented below. The main articles are as follows.

“Following the Trends of Our Time and Promoting World Peace and Development" is a speech delivered at the Institute of International Relations in Moscow, Russia, on March 23, 2013. The visit to Russia was Xi Jinping's first trip about since he became Chinese President. The speech elaborated in depth China's views on the world situation and its position on international relations. According to the speech, in the world, countries are connected to and depend on each other to an extent never before experienced. We as humans all live in the same global village, in the same time and space at the confluence of history and reality. More and more we are becoming a community with a shared future in which we all have a little of others within us. If we are to move with the times, we cannot live in the 21st century in body but in the past in mind, stuck in a bygone era of colonial expansion, stuck in an old framework based on a Cold War mentality or the zero-sum game theory. Facing profound changes in the international landscape and an objective need for the countries of the world to see ourselves as voyagers in the same boat, all our countries should work together to build a new kind of international relations to which cooperation and common benefits are central. All peoples should unite to protect world peace and promote common development. Only a shoe’s wearer knows if it fits. Whether a country’s development path is appropriate for that country, only the people of that country can tell. The Chinese Dream which we seek to realize will not only benefit the Chinese people, it will benefit people all over the world.    

“Remaining Forever Reliable Friends and Sincere Partners" is a speech delivered at the Nyerere International Conference Center in Tanzania on March 25, 2013. The speech summed up the valuable experience in the development of China-Africa friendly relations and comprehensively elaborated the policy proposition of China-Africa to seek peace and promote development together. According to the speech, shared historical experiences, common development tasks, and shared strategic interests have bound us together. We each view the other’s development as our own opportunity and we each seek, through closer cooperation, to promote our common development and prosperity. On the way we treat our African friends, we stress the importance of sincerity. In engaging in cooperation with Africa, we stress the importance of real results. In strengthening China-Africa friendship, we stress the importance of affinity. In resolving the problems that arise during cooperation, we stress the importance of good faith.

“Promoting Friendship between Our Peoples and Working Together for a Bright Future” is a speech delivered at the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan on September 7, 2013. According to the speech, to enable all Eurasian countries to enjoy closer economic ties, deeper cooperation, and greater space for development, we can use an innovative model of cooperation, building together an economic belt along the Silk Road. We are talking here about a great undertaking that will benefit the people of every country along the route.

“Working Together to Build a China-ASEAN Community with a Shared Future” is a speech delivered at the People’s Representative Council of Indonesia on October 3, 2013. According to the speech, China and the ASEAN countries are close and interdependent partners. Southeast Asia has, since ancient times, been an important hub along the ancient Maritime Silk Road. China wishes to work with Indonesia and other ASEAN countries to build a closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future and a 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. China proposes establishing an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and is ready to support the developing countries of our region, including the ASEAN member states, in their infrastructural development initiatives for greater connectivity.

“Strengthening Nuclear Security Is Our Shared Pledge and Common Responsibility” is an excerpt from the speech at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands, on March 24, 2014. According to the article, strengthening nuclear security is a continuous process. As long as we continue to tap nuclear energy, efforts to strengthen nuclear security can never come to a standstill. We must commit to a rational, coordinated, and balanced approach to nuclear security and get it on track toward healthy, sustainable development. We should place equal emphasis on development and security, and develop nuclear energy on the necessary condition that security is ensured. We should place equal emphasis on rights and obligations, and move forward with the international nuclear security process on the basis of respecting the rights and interests of all countries. We should place equal emphasis on independent and collaborative efforts, and seek universal nuclear security through mutually beneficial cooperation. We should place equal emphasis on addressing symptoms and causes, and move forward comprehensively with nuclear security efforts with the goal of eradicating risks at the root.

“Exchange and Mutual Learning between Cultures Are an Important Driving Force for Human Progress and World Peace and Development” is a speech delivered at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on March 27, 2014. According to the speech, through exchange, civilizations become more diverse; through mutual learning, they become richer. This exchange and learning is an important driving force for human progress and world peace and development. In promoting such exchange and learning, we must observe the right approach and principles. We need to encourage mutual respect and harmonious relations between civilizations and turn exchange and mutual learning into a bridge to foster friendship among peoples, into a driving force to promote the progress of human society, and into a bond to protect world peace. The Chinese people will move in step with contemporary progress, to creatively transform and innovatively develop their civilization. They will unlock its vitality and embrace a cultural spirit that transcends time, space, and national borders, that is of timeless appeal, and that has contemporary value. With this, they will enable their own civilization to join together with the rich and diverse civilizations of all other countries, to provide the right cultural compass and powerful drive for humanity.

“Speech at the Körber Foundation” is a speech delivered on March 28, 2014 on China's adherence to the peaceful development path. According to the speech, China’s peaceful development path is its response to international concern about the direction of its development, and is also an expression of its people’s confidence and active commitment to realizing our own development goals. This confidence and commitment are rooted in the deep traditions of the Chinese civilization, in our perception of the conditions for achieving our development goals, and in our understanding of general global development trends. The Chinese people have, based on what they have been through, made the conscious decision to commit to a path of peaceful development. We sincerely hope that all countries will commit to peaceful development paths. China will resolutely protect its sovereignty, security, and development interests. No country should expect us to swallow the bitter fruit of an injury to Chinese sovereignty, security, or development interests.

“Speech at the College of Europe” is a speech delivered on April 1, 2014. According to the speech, to move relations forward, China needs to deepen its knowledge of Europe, just as the EU needs to deepen its knowledge of China. History is always at the root of the present. To observe and understand China, you have to think about its past and its present, the material and the immaterial. If you aren’t thinking about its history, its culture, the way its people think, and the profound changes taking place there today, you’ll be hard-pushed to really understand China. China cannot copy wholesale the political system and development model of other countries; otherwise it will not only be unsuitable for the country, but will also bring disastrous consequences. China’s unique cultural traditions, history, and national circumstances have all dictated that it would naturally follow a development path suited to its own particular attributes. We need to work together to create a bridge that rests on four pillars—peace, growth, reform, and the progress of civilization—and with this, build a China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership that is of greater influence globally.

“Establishing an Asian Security Concept and Together Creating a New Landscape for Security Cooperation" is a speech delivered at the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia in Shanghai on May 21, 2014. According to the speech, the Asian people’s desire for peace and stability is stronger and their need to join hands in tackling security challenges is more urgent than ever before. We should champion the notion of common, comprehensive, cooperative, and sustainable security. We need to work toward a new architecture for Asia Pacific security cooperation, and work together to build a path to security in Asia that is shared by and benefits everyone. We should respect and ensure the security of every country. We should coordinate protection in traditional and non-traditional security fields. We need to give equal attention to development and security to achieve security that lasts.

“Promoting the Silk Road Spirit and Strengthening China-Arab Cooperation” is a speech the opening ceremony of the sixth ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing on June 5, 2014. The speech outlines the spirit of the Silk Road and focuses for the first time on the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration. According to the speech, for hundreds of years the spirit of the Silk Road—of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning, and mutual benefit—has been passed down through the generations. We should champion the spirit of the Silk Road, boost the impetus for development, bring dynamism to cooperation, and constantly reinforce a strategic China-Arab relationship of comprehensive cooperation and common development.

“Building a Five-Pillar Relationship between China and Latin America and the Caribbean” is an excerpt from the keynote speech “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Common Progress” at the China-Latin American and Caribbean Countries Leaders’ Meeting in Brasilia, Brazil, .on July 17, 2014. The article proposed to jointly declare the establishment of a comprehensive and cooperation-based partnership between China and Latin America and the Caribbean rooted in equality, mutually beneficial progress, and common development; to work together to build a relationship on five pillars: in politics, sincerity and mutual trust; in economic relations and trade, win-win cooperation; in civic and cultural relations, mutual learning; in international affairs, close coordination; and finally, synergy between China’s cooperation with the region as a whole and its bilateral relations with individual countries in the region; and work to build a community with a shared future.

“Deepening Connectivity as Partners and Jointly Building a Community of Common Development and a Shared Future” is an excerpt from the address “Using Connectivity as a Boon to Development and Partnership to Facilitate Cooperation” delivered at the Dialogue on Becoming Better Connected Partners in Beijing on November 8, 2014. According to the article, the connectivity we need to build should be more about three integrated pillars—infrastructure, rules and institutions, and flows of people. It should involve equal priority being given to progress in five areas—policy communication, infrastructure connectivity, trade links, capital flows, and bonds between peoples. The Belt and Road Initiative and the greater connectivity drive share compatible aims and are mutually reinforcing. We should deepen our connectivity as partners, optimize Asia’s regional cooperation, and work together to build a community of common development and a shared future.

“Striving for Greater Progress in Regional Cooperation and Ushering in a Brighter Future for the Asia Pacific” is an excerpt from the speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing on November 9, 2014. According to the article, the Asia Pacific stands at a crossroads. We are duty-bound to create and fulfill an Asia Pacific dream for our people. This dream is about acting in the spirit of the Asia Pacific community and with awareness of ourselves as a human community with a shared future, following the trend of our times, i.e. peace, development, and mutually beneficial cooperation, and jointly working for the prosperity and progress of our region. It is about staying ahead of global development and making greater contributions to the wellbeing of humankind. It is about having more economic vibrancy, free trade and investment facilitation, better roads, and closer people-to-people exchanges. And it is about ensuring greater security and prosperity for our people and giving our children a better environment in which to grow, work, and live.

“Toward a Community with a Shared Future and a New Beginning for Asia” is a keynote speech delivered at t the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2015 on March 28, 2015. According to the speech, facing rapidly changing international and regional landscapes, we must have a firm grasp of global trends, keep pace with the flow of our times, and work together to build a regional order that is of greater benefit to both Asia and the world. As we move toward a community with a shared future for Asia, we should promote the establishment of a human community with a shared future. We must respect one another and treat each other as equals. We must seek mutually beneficial cooperation and common development. We must pursue common, comprehensive, cooperative, and sustainable security. We must embrace diversity and promote learning and exchange between civilizations. The speech emphasizes that the Belt and Road Initiative follows the principle of pursuing shared growth through discussion and collaboration. Instead of putting up more barriers so that we remain closed off from one another, it advocates openness and inclusiveness. The Initiative is not a collection of countries singing to China’s tune, but an ensemble of participants that each contribute to a greater harmony. It does not seek to replace current proposals and mechanisms for regional cooperation. On the contrary, it will build on existing foundations to help countries along its route achieve alignment and complementarity between their development strategies.

“Working Together to Forge a New Partnership of Mutually Beneficial Cooperation and Create a Human Community with a Shared Future” is a speech delivered at the General Debate of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 28, 2015. According to the speech, Peace, development, equity, justice, democracy, and freedom are values shared by all humanity, and the lofty goals of the United Nations. In today’s world, all countries are interdependent and share a common future. We should renew our commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, build a new type of international relations centered on mutually beneficial cooperation, and create a human community with a shared future. We should build partnerships in which countries treat each other as equals, engage in mutual consultation, and show mutual understanding. We should create a security layout featuring fairness, justice, joint contribution, and shared benefits. We should pursue open, innovative, inclusive, and mutually beneficial development. We should encourage intercultural exchanges that promote tolerance and harmony amid diversity. We should build an environmental system that puts nature and green development first. The speech emphasizes that the dream of the Chinese people is closely connected with the dreams of people in countries throughout the world. China will always remain a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and an upholder of the international order.

“Joining Hands to Build a Mutually Beneficial, Fair, and Equitable Mechanism for Climate Change Governance” is a speech made at opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris on November 30, 2015. According to the speech, the Paris Agreement contribute to the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and encourage countries to move toward a green development model. It should help bring together global efforts and encourage broad participation. It should help increase commitments to ensure action. It should accommodate the different national conditions of each country and emphasize practical results. Worldwide efforts against climate change are like a mirror, reflecting back our initiatives and allowing us to draw valuable inspiration for thinking about and exploring future models of global governance, and for building a human community with a shared future. We should create a future of mutually beneficial cooperation in which each country can contribute to the best of its ability. China has always been an active participant in the global campaign against climate change. China will work hard to implement the concept of innovative, coordinated, green, and open development that is for everyone and shape a new modernization landscape in which humans develop in harmony with nature. Tackling climate change is a common undertaking for humanity. Let us join hands and contribute toward establishing a fair and effective global mechanism for climate change response, achieving sustainable global development at a higher level, and building mutually beneficial international relations.

“Jointly Beginning a New Era of China-Africa Mutually Beneficial Cooperation and Shared Development” is an excerpt from the speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation on December 4, 2015. According to the article, China will adhere to the principles of sincerity, real results, affinity, and good faith in its relations with Africa, and take the right approach to justice and the pursuit of interests. We will walk hand in hand with our African friends toward a new era of mutually beneficial cooperation and shared development. With this in mind, I propose that the new strategic partnership between China and Africa be upgraded to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, and that to achieve this we should strengthen and consolidate the following five major pillars: remain committed to political equality and mutual trust, remain committed to promoting mutually beneficial economic cooperation, remain committed to cultural exchange and mutual learning, remain committed to mutual assistance in security matters, and remain committed to solidarity and coordination in international affairs. China will work with Africa to implement 10 major cooperation plans over the next three years. Efforts will be made to resolve three major development bottlenecks, namely inadequate infrastructure, lack of professional and skilled personnel, and funding shortages help Africa accelerate the process of industrialization and agricultural modernization, and achieve independent sustainable development.

“Address at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank” was delivered on January 16, 2016. According to the address, the formal establishment and opening of the AIIB will effectively boost investment to support infrastructure development in Asia and spur the process of connectivity and economic integration at the regional level. It will also help improve the investment environment, create more job opportunities, and elevate medium- to long-term development potential for its developing Asian member states. This will in turn boost economic growth in both Asia and the rest of the world. The formal establishment and opening of the AIIB is significant for the reform and improvement of the global economic governance system. It is consistent with the evolving trends of the global economic landscape and will serve to push the system of global economic governance in a more just, equitable, and effective direction. China is both an active participant in and beneficiary of the international development system, and it is also a constructive contributor. The initiative to establish the AIIB is a constructive move by China to take on greater international responsibility, promote improvement of the current international economic system, and provide more international public goods. It is a move that will result in mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties.

“Working Together to Create a Bright Future for China-Arab Relations” is a speech delivered at the Headquarters of the Arab League, Cairo, Egypt, on January 21, 2016. According to the speech, China resolutely follows a path of peaceful development, pursues an independent foreign policy of peace, and practices a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up. One of our priorities is to actively participate in global governance, building a cooperation model that benefits each side, assuming international responsibilities and obligations, expanding the convergence of interests with other countries, and creating a human community with a shared future. China encourages joint Chinese and Arab efforts toward the Belt and Road Initiative and to set out the guiding principles of peace, innovation, guidance, governance, and integration. We should be builders of peace, promoters of development, boosters of industrialization, supporters of stability, and cooperative partners of people-to-people exchange in the Middle East. China will expand common ground in our respective efforts to achieve national rejuvenation.

“A New Starting Point for China’s Development and a New Blueprint for Global Growth" was the keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the B20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, on September 3, 2016. For the first time, the speech comprehensive explains China's approach to global economic governance. According to the speech, global economic governance must be anchored by the notion of equality, embrace opening, be driven by cooperation and be a mechanism of sharing. Proceeding from this new starting point, China will steadfastly and comprehensively deepen reform to open up brighter prospects for development, steadfastly pursue an innovation-driven development strategy to unleash stronger growth, steadfastly promote green development to achieve better economic performance, steadfastly promote equity and the sharing of development outcomes to deliver greater benefits to the people, and steadfastly open our doors wider to achieve greater mutual benefit and win-win outcomes. China’s development has benefited from the international community, and we are ready to provide more public goods in return. The new mechanisms and initiatives launched by China are designed to complement and improve current international mechanisms with a view to realizing mutually beneficial cooperation and shared development. China is ready to work with other parties at the Hangzhou Summit to come up with a course of treatment that addresses both symptoms and root causes and puts the world economy on a path of strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth. The G20 works for the interest of not just its 20 members, but the whole world. We will work to ensure that growth and development benefit all countries and peoples and that the lives of all people, especially those in developing countries, improve day by day. G20 members should join with the rest of the international community and, with firm convictions and swift actions. We should work together to build a peaceful and stable international environment, build global partnerships for mutually beneficial cooperation and improve global economic governance.

“Shouldering the Responsibilities of Our Age and Promoting Global Growth Together” is a keynote speech delivered at the opening session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 17, 2017. According to the speech, economic globalization was the result of growing social productivity and a natural outcome of scientific and technological progress. We should adapt to and guide economic globalization, ease its negative impacts, and see that it brings greater benefits to all countries and all nations. We need to take proactive steps to appropriately manage economic globalization, so as to liberate more of its positive effects and rebalance the process. In line with overall trends and our respective national conditions, we should embark on the right pathway, at the right pace, to integrate our economies with economic globalization. We should strike a balance between efficiency and equity to ensure that different countries, different social strata, and different groups of people all share in the benefits of economic globalization. The speech emphasizes that China’s momentous development achievements and the huge improvements in the living standards of its people are good for both China and the world. China’s development is an opportunity for the world; China has not only benefited from economic globalization but also contributed to it. The Chinese people open their arms to the peoples of all countries and welcome them aboard the express train of China’s development. The path of human civilization has never been a completely smooth one and that it is in surmounting difficulties that humankind progresses. When we encounter difficulties, we should not complain about ourselves, blame others, lose confidence, or run from responsibilities. We should join hands and rise to the challenge. History is created by the brave.

“Working Together to Build a Human Community with a Shared Future” is a speech delivered at the United Nations Office in Geneva on January 18, 2017. According to the speech, what is happening to the world? And how should we respond? These are questions that everyone is reflecting on and that are also very much on my mind. China’s solution is this: to build a human community with a shared future and to realize mutually beneficial development. We should build a world of enduring peace through dialogue and consultation. We should all build and share together a world of common security. We should build a world of common prosperity through mutually beneficial cooperation. We should strive to build an open and inclusive world through exchanges and mutual learning. We should strive to build a clean and beautiful world by pursuing green and low-carbon development. Looking to the future, China will remain unchanged in its commitment to uphold world; in its commitment to pursue common development; in its commitment to foster partnerships; and in its commitment to multilateralism. China is ready to work with all other UN member states as well as international organizations and agencies to advance the great cause of building a human community with a shared future.

“Working Together to Advance the Belt and Road Initiative” is a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 14, 2017. According to the speech, the vision of the BRI is becoming a reality and bearing rich fruits. There have been deeper policy connectivity, enhanced infrastructure connectivity, increased trade connectivity, expanded financial connectivity, and stronger people-to-people connectivity. The BRI echoes the call of these times, conforms to the laws of development, and meets the people’s interests, thus ensuring its prospects for the future are vast. We should build on the momentum generated to steer it toward greater success. We should build the Belt and Road into a road for peace, a road of prosperity, a road of greater opening, a road of innovation, and a road that connects different civilizations. The speech emphasizes that the BRI is rooted in the ancient Silk Road. It focuses on the continents of Asia, Europe, and Africa, but it is open to all countries. The pursuit of this initiative is based on extensive consultation and its benefits will be us all. The BRI is a great undertaking which requires dedicated efforts. Let us pursue this initiative step by step and deliver outcomes one by one. By doing so, we can bring true benefits to both the world and all our people.

“Charting the Course for Future Cooperation and Embarking on a New Journey” is an excerpt from the speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum in Xiamen, Fujian Province, on September 3, 2017. According to the article, we should continue treating each other as equals and seeking common ground while shelving differences, continue taking a results-oriented, innovative approach to mutually beneficial cooperation, and continue keeping in mind the world as a whole and developing ourselves to help others. These practices are what the BRICS spirit is all about. They are the shared values that have bound our cooperation over the past decade. BRICS cooperation has now reached a crucial stage of development. We should embark on a new journey to jointly usher in a second “golden decade” of BRICS cooperation. We should boost BRICS cooperation, fulfill its responsibility, give a greater play to it and increase its influence. We should strive to ensure that the fruits of BRICS cooperation benefit the people of the five countries and that world peace and development benefit the people of all countries.

“Strengthening Mutually Beneficial Cooperation for Common Development” is a speech delivered at the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries, Xiamen, Fujian Province., on September 5, 2017. According to the speech, emerging market and developing countries represent the future of world development. Given the new circumstances, emerging market and developing countries need to pull together and work hand in hand more confidently to foster a favorable environment for greater development, and make bigger contribution to global growth. We should strengthen solidarity and cooperation among emerging market and developing countries. We need to work more closely to build an open world economy, to implement the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to seize the historic opportunities of world economic restructuring, and build extensive development partnerships. We should work together to blaze a new path to development that is fair, open, comprehensive, and innovative.

“Working Together to Build a Better World” is a keynote speech delivered at the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting in Beijing on December 1, 2017. According to the speech, political parties play a major role not just in the political life of a country, but in the progress of human civilization. Today, the lives of human beings more closely connected than ever before. At the same time, we are also confronted with global challenges hitherto unseen. The future and fate of the peoples of countries around the world are increasingly intertwined. It is the idea of all under Heaven being one family that should guide the world’s people, so that we can come to understand each other, and create common ground while setting aside our differences and strive to build a human community with a shared future together. We should work to build a world of universal security free from fear, a world of common prosperity, free from poverty, an open and inclusive world free from isolation, and a green, clean, and beautiful world. The speech emphasizes that the CPC strives for both the wellbeing of the Chinese people and human progress. It will continue as ever to contribute to global peace and tranquility, promote shared development for all, and promote exchange and learning between civilizations. The CPC hopes to strengthen engagement with the political parties of other countries, sharing experience on party management and state governance, boosting exchange and dialogue between civilizations, improving strategic mutual trust and striving to build a human community with a shared future.

“Carrying Forward the Shanghai Spirit to Build a Community with a Shared Future” is a speech delivered at the 18th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on June 10, 2018. According to the speech, the SCO has always enjoyed great vitality and strong momentum for cooperation. Ultimately, this is because of the Shanghai Spirit—a creative vision pioneered and upheld by SCO members that champions mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, mutual consultations, respect for cultural diversity, and pursuit of common development. We must be committed to carrying forward the Shanghai Spirit. We should promote innovative, coordinated, green, and open development that is for everyone. We should pursue common, comprehensive, cooperative, and sustainable security. We should promote open and inclusive cooperation for mutually beneficial outcomes. We should champion equality, mutual learning, dialogue, and inclusiveness between civilizations. We should follow the principle of shared growth through discussion and collaboration when engaging in global governance. We should make concerted and dedicated efforts to build an SCO community with a shared future.

“Working Together for Common Development and a Shared Future” is a keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation on September 3, 2018. According to the speech, China and Africa should work together to build a China-Africa community with a shared future to assume our joint responsibility, pursue win-win cooperation, deliver happiness for all of us, enjoy cultural prosperity, enjoy common security, and promote harmony between man and nature. They should launch eight major initiatives: an industrial promotion initiative, an infrastructure connectivity initiative, a trade facilitation initiative, a green development initiative, a capacity building initiative, a health care initiative, a people-to-people exchange initiative and a peace and security initiative.

“Working Together for an Open Global Economy That Is Innovative and Inclusive” is a keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo, Shanghai. on November 5, 2018. According to the speech, the CIIE is the world’s first import expo held at the national level, an innovation in the history of global trade. It is an important decision made by China to pursue a new round of high-level opening up, and is China’s major initiative to still widen market access to the rest of the world. It demonstrates China’s consistent position of supporting the multilateral trading system and promoting free trade. It is a concrete action by China to advance an open world economy and support economic globalization. To broaden its opening up, China will step up efforts to stimulate the potential for increased imports, continue to broaden market access, foster a world-class business environment, create new hubs for opening up, and promote international cooperation at multilateral and bilateral levels.

      “Working Together for a Green and Better Future for All” is a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019, Beijing, China, on April 28, 2019. According to the speech, the history of civilizations shows that the rise or fall of a civilization is closely tied to its relationship with nature. Planet Earth is the only home for humankind. We need to advocate harmony between man and nature, pursue prosperity through green development, follow a philosophy that cares for nature, adopt a scientific approach to ecological conservation, and join hands to meet common challenges. We must protect this planet like our own eyes, and cherish nature the way we cherish life. We must preserve what gives our planet life and embrace green development.

      “Deepening Exchanges and Mutual Learning among Civilizations for an Asian Community with a Shared Future” is a keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, Beijing, on May 15, 2019. According to the speech, diversity spurs interaction among civilizations, which in turn promotes mutual learning and their further development. We need to promote exchanges and mutual learning among countries, nations, and cultures around the world, and strengthen popular support for jointly building a community with a shared future for both Asia and humanity as a whole. We need to respect each other and treat each other as equals, uphold the beauty of each civilization and the diversity of civilizations in the world, stay open and inclusive and draw on each other’s strengths and advance with the times and explore new ground in development. The speech emphasized Chinese civilization is an inseparable part of Asian civilizations. For Chinese civilization, amity and good neighborliness is the principle guiding our interactions with other countries; and to deliver prosperity and security to the people is the overarching goal, to keep pace with the times through reform and innovation the abiding commitment, and to achieve harmony between man and nature the underlying philosophy. China today is more than the country itself; it is very much a part of Asia and the world. In the time to come, China will open its arms wider to embrace the world and contribute the dynamic achievements of Chinese civilization to a better world in the future.

     “Defeating Covid-19 through Solidarity and Cooperation and Building a Global Health Community” is the speech delivered at the opening of the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly on May 18, 2020. According to the speech, the history of human civilization is one of fighting disease and overcoming disaster. Viruses do not respect borders, and epidemics do not discriminate between races. Confronted by the ravages of the coronavirus, the international community has not flinched. The people of all countries have tackled the virus head-on. Around the world, people have stood together and looked out for one another. With love and compassion, they have forged a mighty force in the fight against the disease. Through our tremendous effort and enormous sacrifice, China has turned the tide on the virus and managed to protect the health and safety of our people. All along, we have acted with openness, transparency, and responsibility. We are providing information to the WHO and relevant countries in a most timely fashion. We released a genome sequence at the earliest possible moment. We have shared control and treatment experience with the world without reservation, and we have done everything in our power to support and assist countries in need. Even as we meet, the pandemic rages on, and more needs to be done to bring it under control. We should do everything we can to contain the virus, ensure the World Health Organization leads the global response, provide greater support for Africa, strengthen global governance in public health, restore economic and social development, and strengthen international cooperation. The speech announces that China will take five initiatives to boost international cooperation against the coronavirus. The speech calls on all to come together to protect the life and health of people in all countries, to safeguard planet Earth, our common home, and to build a global health community.

“Let the Torch of Multilateralism Light up Humanity’s Way Forward” is a special address delivered at the World Economic Forum virtual event, the Davos Agenda on January 25, 2021. According to the address, it is important that we properly address the four major tasks facing people of our times: to step up macroeconomic policy coordination and jointly promote strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth of the world economy, to abandon ideological prejudice and jointly follow a path of peaceful coexistence, mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation, to close the divide between developed and developing countries and jointly bring about growth and prosperity for all, and to come together against global challenges and jointly create a better future for humanity. The way out of problems is through upholding multilateralism and building a human community with a shared future. We should stay committed to openness and inclusiveness instead of closeness and exclusion, stay committed to international law and international rules instead of seeking one’s own supremacy, stay committed to consultation and cooperation instead of conflict and confrontation, and stay committed to keeping up with the times instead of rejecting change. The address emphasizes that China has embarked on a new journey toward fully building a modern socialist country. As its enters a new development stage, we will follow a new development philosophy and foster a new development paradigm, work with other countries to build an open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity. As we cope with the current crisis and endeavor to make a better future for everyone, we need to stand united and work together.

“Pulling Together through Adversity and toward a Shared Future for All” is a keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 via video link on April 20, 2021. According to the speech, the drastic changes unseen in a century are mingling with the impact of an exceptional pandemic and the world has entered a phase of fluidity and transformation. While we live in an age rife with challenges, it is also an age full of hope. Where should humanity go from here? What kind of future should we create for future generations? As we try to answer these important questions, it is crucial that we bear in mind the shared interests of mankind and make responsible and wise choices. China calls on all countries in Asia and beyond to answer the call of our times, defeat the pandemic through solidarity, strengthen global governance, and keep pursuing a human community with a shared future. We need consultation on an equal footing to create a future of shared benefits. We need openness and innovation to create a future of development and prosperity. We need solidarity and cooperation to create a future of health and security. We need commitment to justice to create a future of mutual respect and mutual learning. The speech emphasizes that going forward, we will continue to work with other parties in high-quality Belt and Road cooperation. We will follow the principles of shared growth through discussion and collaboration, and champion the philosophy of open, green, and clean cooperation, in a bid to make Belt and Road cooperation high-standard, people-centered, and sustainable.

“Remaining Committed to a Global Health Community and Promoting Global Cooperation on the Covid Response” is an excerpt from the speech delivered at the Global Health Summit via video link on May 21, 2021. According to the article, to clinch an early victory against Covid-19 and restore economic growth remains the top priority for the international community. G20 members need to shoulder responsibilities in global cooperation against the virus. In the meantime, we need to draw on experience both positive and otherwise, and lose no time in remedying deficiencies, closing loopholes, and strengthening weak links in a bid to enhance preparedness and capacity for coping with major public health emergencies. We must put people and human life first, follow science-based policies and ensure a coordinated and systemic response, stick together and promote solidarity and cooperation, uphold fairness and equity as we strive to close the immunization gap, and address both the symptoms and root causes as we improve the governance system, firmly advance international cooperation against Covid-19 and work together for a healthier and brighter future for humanity. In this unprecedented battle against the pandemic, China has, while receiving support and help from many countries, mounted a massive global humanitarian operation. China will support global anti-pandemic cooperation.

“Strengthening Cooperation among Political Parties and Working Together for the People’s Wellbeing” is a keynote address delivered at the CPC and World Political Parties Summit via video link on July 6, 2021. According to the address, political parties, as an important force behind human progress, need to set the right course forward and shoulder their historic responsibility. We need to shoulder the responsibility to steer the course by seizing and shaping the shared future for humankind; shoulder the responsibility to build consensus by upholding and promoting the common values of humanity—peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom; shoulder the responsibility to promote development by bringing greater benefits to all peoples in a fairer manner; shoulder the responsibility to enhance cooperation by working together to address global risks and challenges; and shoulder the responsibility to improve governance by enhancing our capacity to ensure the people’s wellbeing. The address emphasizes that it is the unswerving goal of the CPC to run our own house well, ensure a happy life for the 1.4 billion plus Chinese people, and advance the lofty cause of promoting peace and development of all humankind. The CPC will continue to uphold the people-centered development philosophy, reflect upon the overarching issues of national rejuvenation and human progress in the greater context of time and space, and work with world political parties to live our dreams and act to create a better future. The CPC stands ready to continue to work with political parties and political organizations of all countries to stand on the right side of history and the progressive side of humankind, and make even greater contributions to the building of a human community with a shared future and for a better world.

“Bolstering Confidence and Jointly Overcoming Difficulties to Build a Better World” is a statement made at the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly via video link on September 21, 2021. According to the statement, right now, Covid-19 is still raging in the world, and profound changes are taking place in human society. The world has entered a period of new turbulence and transformation. It falls on each and every responsible statesman to answer the questions of our times and make a historical choice with confidence, courage, and a sense of mission. We must beat Covid-19 and win this decisive fight crucial to the future of humanity; revitalize the economy and pursue more robust, greener, and more balanced global development; strengthen solidarity and promote mutual respect and win-win cooperation in conducting international relations; and improve global governance and practice true multilateralism. Facing the severe shocks of Covid-19, we need to work together to steer global development toward a new stage of balanced, coordinated, and inclusive growth. The statement proposes a Global Development Initiative: staying committed to development as a priority, to a people-centered approach, to benefits for all, to innovation-driven development, to harmony between humans and nature, and to results-oriented actions.

    “Working Together to Build a Community of All Life on Earth” is a keynote speech delivered at Leaders’ Summit of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity via video link on October 12, 2021. According to the speech, biodiversity makes Earth full of vigor and vitality, and lays the foundation for human survival and development. Protecting biodiversity helps protect Earth, our common homeland, and contributes to humanity’s sustainable development. For the sake of our common future, we shall take the development of ecological civilization as our guide to coordinate the relationship between man and nature; let green transition drive our efforts to facilitate global sustainable development; concentrate on bettering people’s wellbeing to promote social equity and justice; and take international law as the basis to uphold a fair and equitable international governance system. Eco-civilization represents the development trend of human civilization. If we humanity do not fail nature, nature will not fail us. China will continue to advance ecological progress, stay committed to implementing the new development philosophy of innovative, coordinated, green, and open development for all, and build a Beautiful China.

“Speech at the Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Lawful Rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations” was delivered on October 25, 2021. According to the speech, the decision to restore all rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations and to recognize the representatives of the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations was a victory for the Chinese people and a victory for people of the world. The past five decades since PRC restored its lawful rights in the United Nations have witnessed China’s peaceful development and its commitment and dedication to the welfare of all humanity. For these 50 years, the Chinese people have demonstrated an untiring spirit and kept to the right direction of China’s development amidst changing circumstances, thus writing an epic chapter in the development of China and humanity; have stood in solidarity and cooperation with people around the world and upheld international equity and justice, contributing significantly to world peace and development; and have upheld the authority and sanctity of the United Nations and practiced multilateralism, and China’s cooperation with the United Nations has deepened steadily. In the world today, changes unseen in a century are accelerating, and the force for peace, development, and progress has continued to grow. It falls upon us to follow the prevailing trend of history, and choose cooperation over confrontation, openness over isolation, and mutual benefit over zero-sum games. We shall be firm in opposing all forms of hegemony and power politics, as well as all forms of unilateralism and protectionism. China will stay committed to the path of peaceful development and always be a builder of world peace; to the path of reform and opening up and always be a contributor to global development; and the path of multilateralism and always be a defender of the international order.

“For a Shared Future and Our Common Home” is a speech delivered at the Special Summit to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue Relation via video link on November 22, 2021. According to the speech, China was, is, and will always be ASEAN’s good neighbor, good friend, and good partner. It will unswervingly take ASEAN as a high priority in its neighborhood diplomacy, unswervingly support ASEAN unity and ASEAN Community building, unswervingly support ASEAN centrality in the regional architecture, and unswervingly support ASEAN in playing a bigger role in regional and international affairs. We should build a peaceful, safe and secure, prosperous, beautiful, and amicable home together. We will implement in earnest our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and make new strides toward building a closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future.


(Xinhua News Agency, May 11.2022)

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