At the invitation of Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, President Xi Jinping will attend the World Economic Forum’s “Davos Agenda” dialogue and deliver a special speech by video in Beijing on January 25.
Four years ago, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum and delivered a keynote speech, stressing that we should unswervingly promote economic globalization, firmly establish a sense of a shared future for mankind, share responsibility, work together to promote global development.
At the Palais des Nations in Geneva, President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech entitled “Together Building a Community of Human Destiny”, which profoundly, comprehensively and systematically expounds the concept of a community of human destiny and advocates the joint construction of a world of lasting peace, universal security, common prosperity, openness, tolerance, clean and beauty.
At present, the COVID-19 epidemic is still spreading globally, the world economy is deeply declining, and global challenges are emerging one after another.
Where does mankind stand at a crossroads again? People are more deeply aware that the interconnection of all countries and the common destiny must transcend the national, ethnic, cultural and ideological boundaries, stand at the height of all mankind, and promote the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Symbiosis, fate. The concept of community of human destiny is more deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, highlighting the light of ideas that lead mankind forward.
To build consensus, rebuild mutual trust and boost cooperation, China is willing to work with other countries to contribute wisdom and strength to international anti-epidemic cooperation, world economic recovery, global challenges and improvement of global governance.
Unite in the “war against the epidemic” and illuminate the darkest moment
On January 18, 2017, President Xi Jinping attended the high-level meeting of “Consideration and Building a Community of Human Destiny” at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and delivered a keynote speech entitled “Building a Community with a Community of Human Destiny”, systematically explaining the theoretical connotation and goal path of building a community of human destiny.
47 minutes of speech, more than 30 warm applauses were heard on the scene.
“I clearly remember a series of visionary ideas and ideas put forward by President Xi Jinping.” Umberto de Breto, Secretary-General of the International Road Transport Union, said.
“In today’s difficult recovery of the world economy, the undercurrent of globalization and the rampant protectionism, the concept of building a community of human destiny is particularly exciting and popular.” Breto believes that the China proposal put forward by President Xi Jinping provides guidance for improving global governance and strengthening international cooperation, and provides a feasible road map for mankind to meet the increasingly serious global challenges.
In the past year, mankind has experienced the worst infectious disease pandemic in a century, which has lost more than 2 million people’s lives.
The world economy has fallen into recession, and the people’s livelihood of society has been hit hard, affecting more than the international financial crisis in 2008.
After a year of wind and rain, we have more profoundly understood the significance of a community of human destiny than ever.
On the morning of January 16, a plane carrying the first batch of 1 million doses of Chinese coronavirus vaccine in Belgrade, Serbia, slowly landed. Serbian President Vučić greeted him at the airport in the cold wind.
Previously, many countries and regions have approved the registration and listing of China’s coronavirus vaccine or emergency use, and some countries and regions have reached vaccine procurement agreements with China.
Medical experts rushed to help, gave Chinese experience, provided support and help to countries in need, ensure the stability of the global supply chain of anti-epidemic materials, promised that China’s vaccine would be provided to developing countries as a global public product after completion of research and development and put into use, and joined the “COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Plan”…
The country and all parties are in the same boat to fight against the epidemic side by side to promote the construction of a community of human destiny with practical actions.
“China’s sincere commitment and unremitting efforts to promote the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind have been indisputablely proved in the practice of anti-epidemic.” The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka, Vilasimha, highly affirmed China’s great power responsibility.
Magashur, General Secretary of the African National Congress of South Africa, believes that “China has effectively controlled the epidemic and quickly recovered economic and social life. At the same time, it actively promotes international cooperation to help people from all countries to fight the epidemic together. This is a vivid embodiment of building a community of human destiny.
Expand opening up and sharing development opportunities
President Xi Jinping pointed out that the general direction of economic globalization is the right. We should guide the healthy development of economic globalization, strengthen coordination and improve governance, promote the construction of an open, inclusive, inclusive, balanced and win-win economic globalization, and focus on solving the problem of fairness and justice.
President Xi Jinping stressed that China’s development benefits from the international community, and China has also made contributions to global development. China will continue to pursue a win-win opening-up strategy, share its own development opportunities with other countries in the world, and welcome all countries to ride the “hitchhike” of China’s development.
At the beginning of the New Year in 2021, news from China attracted the attention of the world: the provisional import tariff rate below the most-favoured-nation rate was applied to 883 commodities; the first free trade agreement signed with African countries officially entered into force; and the memorandum of understanding was signed with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Botswana to jointly build the Belt and Road Initiative…” China accelerates the construction of a new development pattern, further deepens cooperation with opening up to the outside world, and achieves mutual benefit and win-win results with other countries.
Nasser Bushba, President of Morocco’s African-China Cooperation and Development Association, is full of expectations for China’s role.
At present, the world economy is facing many complex challenges. We must not be hindered by the headwind and back waves.
We should stand on the right side of history, unswervingly expand opening up in an all-round way, promote the construction of an open world economy, and promote the construction of a community of human destiny.
In 2020, the China International Service Trade Fair was held in Beijing. The two Canton Fairs were successfully “moved to the cloud”, and the third China International Import Expo came as scheduled… China continues to build bridges to expand foreign cooperation and continue to release signals to pursue a higher level of opening up to the outside world.
According to the data of the General Administration of Customs of China, last year, China’s goods trade import and export value was 32.16 trillion yuan, an increase of 1.9% year-on-year, becoming the only major economy in the world to achieve positive growth in goods trade. In December last year, Dalian Commodity Exchange officially introduced foreign investors to participate in palm oil futures. So far, among the listed futures and options varieties in China, there have been 7 international varieties.
Helge Berger, Assistant Director of the Asia-Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund and head of China Affairs, observed that despite the impact of the epidemic, China has taken a series of measures to deepen reform and expand opening up, “looking forward to China’s continued leadership in multilateral efforts to meet global challenges”.
Data released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China on January 18 shows that in 2020, China’s economy will achieve positive growth under the epidemic examination, and the total economic volume will reach a new level of 100 trillion yuan for the first time.
The latest Global Economic Outlook report of the World Bank points out that under the haze of the epidemic, China’s economy has accelerated its “recovery”, boosted global confidence, and continued to inject strong momentum into the world economic recovery.
The website of France’s Le Monde pointed out that “China has shown the role of the world economy locomotive more than ever.”
Multilateral cooperation to create a better future
“China is willing to work with other countries in the world to promote the international poverty reduction process and promote the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.” Over the years, China has helped other developing countries effectively reduce poverty and improve people’s livelihood by assisting in the construction of rural public welfare facilities, sharing agricultural governance experience and carrying out technology transfer.
In March 2019, the Chinese fungus technology project landed in the Central African Republic. With the help of Chinese experts, a production line of fungus bags has been built locally, and varieties of mushrooms, grass mushrooms, bamboo sun and other varieties have been successfully cultivated.
The wallets of ordinary people have “bulged up”. Recalling the story of the two countries’ cooperation project of fungi and grass, President Tuadela of the Central African Republic lamented that the project opened a new path for agricultural development in the Central African Republic, and “practice has proved the importance of international cooperation”.
“International cooperation plays a vital role in responding to global crises. It is recognized that we all face the same challenges, and multilateral cooperation and coordination is the only way to deal with the current crisis.
Breto praised China as a strong advocate and practitioner of multilateralism and played an important role in promoting multilateralism.
China announced its efforts to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, and then further announced new measures to increase the national independent contribution.” Against the backdrop of global challenges such as the epidemic and climate change, many specific ideas put forward by China based on the concept of a community of human destiny have conveyed strength and confidence to the world. Frederick Douzet, director of the Institute of Geopolitics of the University of Paris VIII, France, commented.
The epidemic of the century is intertwined with a century of changes, and the world pattern has accelerated its fluctuation and evolution. Global governance is facing unprecedented challenges.
In the face of challenges, the concept of community of human destiny highlights the practical significance and the value of the times.
At the national level, China is building a bilateral destiny community with more and more friendly partners. At the regional level, China and all parties reached consensus on building a community of destiny around the surrounding, Asia-Pacific, China-ASEAN, China-Africa, China-Arab, China-Latin Africa. In the global field, China’s initiative to build a community of destiny and a community of human health in cyberspace, nuclear security, oceans and so on has been actively echoed by the international community. The connotation of the concept of community of human destiny is constantly enriched, and the practical path is becoming clearer and clearer.
China maintains that global affairs should be discussed and handled by all countries, the governance system should be built by everyone, and the fruits of development should be shared by people of all countries.
In the view of French writer and expert on China, Sonya Bressler, in the face of global challenges, China advocates joint discussion, joint construction and sharing, and the coordination of the relations and interests of all countries through international rules and mechanisms, which is not only conducive to maintaining peace and stability in relations among countries, but also provides ideas for reforming and improving the global governance system.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that in today’s complex and interdependent world, no institution or individual can be alone to address economic, environmental, social and technological challenges,” the World Economic Forum said in a press release on January 18.
During the Davos Agenda Dialogue, all parties will analyze the multiple challenges facing the world under the COVID-19 epidemic and seek good ways to cooperate in the fight against the epidemic and economic recovery.
“We are all on the same ship. When the wind is high and the waves are high, we should be in the right direction, master the rhythm, unite and cooperate, ride the wind and waves, travel steadily and far, and sail to a better tomorrow.
As long as all parties firmly establish the sense of community of human destiny, work together and take responsibility together, work together and tide over difficulties together, they will certainly make the world a better place and the people happier.