BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — China’s vision and action to build a community with a shared future for mankind are inspiring the world to pursue common development, sustainable prosperity and long-term stability.
Against the backdrop of a complicated international situation, China, the world’s largest developing country, has decided on cooperation instead of confrontation, partnership instead of alliance, and coexistence rather than isolation in its diplomatic activities.
CONNECT TO BENEFIT
With a neighborhood diplomacy featuring amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness, China has been making contributions to the peace and prosperity of the region and the rest of the world.
In April, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an informal meeting in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. With mutual trust and cooperation on the agenda, the Xi-Modi meeting was hailed as a new milestone in the development of China-India bilateral relations, after a military stand-off in the border area of Dong Lang (Doklam) last year.
In the meantime, Xi also had three meetings in less than three months with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which Xi said opened up a new chapter in the development of China-DPRK relations.
In December last year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in made his first visit to China after taking office; in August, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited China following Malaysia’s general election; moreover, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay an official visit to China on Oct. 25, the first by a Japanese prime minister in seven years.
China’s commitment to good neighborliness and friendship, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation appeals enormously to more countries including the Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso and El Salvador, which have recently established or resumed diplomatic relations with China.
COOPERATE TO WIN
As a responsible major country, a builder and contributor to the current international system, China is committed to working together with different partners to make the cake of cooperation bigger and achieve mutually beneficial and win-win results.
On July 16, Xi held talks with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director-General Audrey Azoulay, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in three separate meetings in Beijing.
Consensus was reached in all three meetings on safeguarding the rules-based international order, advocating multilateralism, and supporting free trade so as to promote world peace, stability and development.
As the world is facing a growing list of issues that need resolution, pressures are building up for various countries and major countries in particular to shoulder the responsibilities of facilitating cooperation.
In September, the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) brought African countries together to discuss one common issue — development, as notable achievements were scored in Sino-African cooperation.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres commended China-Africa cooperation for its exemplary role in South-South cooperation, “which makes important contributions to world peace and development with demonstrative significance.”
As Xi has said during his meeting with Jim Yong Kim, the world today is a global village. Despite the constant appearance of unilateralism and protectionism, the blended interests and shared destiny of different countries and economic globalization are irresistable, and win-win cooperation represents the general trend, Xi stressed.
OPEN UP TO SHARE
Over 2,800 enterprises from more than 130 countries and regions have confirmed their participation in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), which will be held next month in Shanghai.
As the world’s first import-themed national-level expo, the CIIE is seen as a major measure by China to resolutely support free trade, and it also accords with President Xi’s proposal to pursue open, innovative and inclusive development.
“Looking ahead, China will open still wider and its development will deliver even greater benefits to the rest of the world,” Xi said in a speech at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam in 2017, adding that the CIIE “will help all parties to better share the opportunities of China’s development.”
“The expo sends a strong message from China in favor of free trade and multilateralism,” said Argentine political observer Patricio Giusto.
China’s opening-up “added certainty and hope to the world today”, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said when meeting with Xi during the Boao Forum in April.