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Vision of a shared future to shine

Seven years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward a major global concept in his speech at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, calling for joint efforts to build a world community forged by a common destiny, where each person has a stake in the other.

Seven years later, a worldwide outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus has once again reminded people of the necessity and urgency to build a community with a shared destiny for mankind.

With the virus spreading fast globally, tens of thousands of lives are under threat, prompting many countries to declare a state of emergency or even a state of war.

Under such circumstances, the concept carries more significance at this crucial moment.

It has injected great confidence and vitality into the global fight against the disease and will help the world win the war at last.

Besides the global health crisis, the world is made more complicated by challenges ranging from regional conflicts, terrorism and social disruptions to economic downturns, climate change and unbalanced development.

Global governance

In the face of profound changes unseen in a century, it is all the more urgent to improve the global governance system and promote a transformation of the world order.

Where will the world go? Where is the path to development?

The international community is looking at China and waiting for it to give a much-needed answer.

For years, the vision for a harmonious world built on shared rights and responsibilities has grown mature, gaining global resonance and becoming a strong voice in a changing world.

President Xi expounded on the vision at the United Nations Office at Geneva in early 2017, which according to Klaus Schwab, founder and chief executive of the World Economic Forum, highlighted the spirit of inclusiveness and coordination and was of historical significance.

“All countries should jointly shape the future of the world, write international rules, manage global affairs and ensure that development outcomes are shared by all,” he told the audience.

China has taken a multi-pronged approach to translate the grand vision into practice. A signature project demonstrating such endeavors is the Belt and Road Initiative.


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