On October 23, 2020, Chinese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Zhang Jianmin published a signed article “Join hands to defeat the epidemic and create a better future” on the Czech Republic’s largest political website “Parliament”. The full text of the article is as follows:
Hand in hand to defeat the epidemic and create a better future
Recently, President Zeman delivered a national televised speech on the Czech Republic’s fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, pointing out that the current is a difficult time, but as long as everyone takes responsibility and abides by the prevention and control measures, the fight against the epidemic will be won. These words left a deep impression on me, and I wish the Czech people an early victory over the epidemic.
The history of the development of human society is a history of constantly overcoming various challenges and difficulties. China has always believed that solidarity and cooperation are the most powerful weapon for the international community to defeat the epidemic and the only way for mankind to coexist and make common progress. The global pandemic has accelerated the evolution of major changes unseen in a century, adding many new uncertainties to the future of mankind. Where the world will go is an issue of general concern to the international community. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Leaders of various countries attended and delivered speeches at the high-level meetings of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in video mode. Most of them advocated supporting multilateralism, safeguarding the authority of the United Nations, and solidarity and cooperation. Respond to global challenges.
Chinese President Xi Jinping once again stepped onto the United Nations, the most important multilateral stage this year, and delivered a series of important speeches on what kind of world mankind will face in the post-epidemic era, what role China will play for the world, and what kind of international world we need. Major questions such as order were answered comprehensively and systematically.
President Xi emphasized that this epidemic has shown us that we live in a global village that is interconnected and shared. We must establish a sense of community with a shared future, break out of small circles and zero-sum game thinking, establish a big family and win-win concept of cooperation, abandon ideological disputes, cross the trap of civilization conflicts, and respect each other’s development paths and models independently chosen by countries. No country can profit from the difficulties of other countries and gain stability from the turbulence of other countries. If you beggar your neighbors and watch the fire from the other side, sooner or later the threats of other countries will become your own challenges.
President Xi pointed out that this epidemic has inspired us that economic globalization is an objective reality and historical trend. Facing the general trend of economic globalization, burying your head in the sand like an ostrich and pretending to turn a blind eye, or waving a spear like Don Quixote to resist, all violate the laws of history. The world cannot return to a state of being closed and isolated from each other, let alone being divided by man. We must uphold the concept of openness and inclusiveness, unswervingly build an open world economy, safeguard the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization as the cornerstone, oppose unilateralism and protectionism with a clear-cut stand, and maintain the stability and smoothness of the global industrial chain and supply chain.
President Xi said that this epidemic has inspired us that mankind needs to accelerate the formation of green development methods and lifestyles, and build an ecological civilization and a beautiful earth. China will increase its nationally determined contribution to climate change, adopt more powerful policies and measures, strive to reach a peak in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030, and strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. This is China’s strategic move to build its own ecological civilization, and it is also a major announcement that China is willing to make new contributions to the development of human society. The Chinese dialect must be trusted and deeds must be fruitful, and will overcome all difficulties to fulfill this commitment.
President Xi also emphasized that this epidemic has inspired us that the global governance system urgently needs to be reformed and improved. The epidemic is not only a test of the ability of countries to govern, but also a test of the global governance system. Disagreements between countries are normal and should be properly resolved through dialogue and negotiation; there can be competition between countries, but it must be positive and benign, and must maintain the moral bottom line and international norms; big countries should look bigger and provide more Many global public products, assume the responsibility of a major country, and show the responsibility of a major country.
President Xi Jinping’s speech is closely linked to the global epidemic, and he has a heart for the people of all countries, uttering a Chinese voice, proposing China’s plans, clarifying China’s position, and fully demonstrating China’s image as a responsible major country. In the post-epidemic era, China will continue to be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order, firmly uphold multilateralism, firmly uphold the authority of the United Nations, firmly follow the path of peaceful development and win-win cooperation, and firmly promote construction A new type of international relations, promote the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind, and continue to inject positive energy into the world and make new contributions.
The epidemic will affect the world, but mankind will eventually overcome the epidemic. China is willing to work together with other countries in the world to create a better future.