Making a New China Ep. 21: A Shared Future for Mankind

Making a New China Ep. 21: A Shared Future for Mankind

[Music] [Music] [Music] the tide starts from the east and guests arrive from across the world on november the 5th 2020 the third china international import expo was successfully staged in shanghai in spite of the global kobit 19 pandemic [Music] this major trade event is the world’s first import themed national expo it is a vote of confidence in continued trade liberalization and economic globalization and a display of china’s presence as a major country on the world stage while globalization has created an ever more interconnected world uncertainties and destabilizing factors still abound [Music] global economic growth is flagging the gap between rich and poor countries continues to widen and traditional and non-traditional security threats are growing no country is immune to these increasingly complex challenges and no country can afford to retreat into self-isolation [Music] the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century at the crossroads china answered the urgent question of what has happened to the world and how should we respond [Applause] [Music] building a community of shared future for mankind is to connect the prospects and destinies of every nation and country closely together and share wheel and well it’s a concept that is deeply rooted in traditional chinese culture as well as one that reflects the common values of humanity from the five principles of peaceful coexistence to the promotion of building a community of shared future for mankind the communist party of china remains firm in pursuing an independent foreign policy of peace respects the right of people of all countries to choose their development paths upholds international fairness and justice and opposes interfering in the internal affairs of others no matter what stage of development it reaches china will never seek hegemony or engage in expansion the goal of building a community of shared future for mankind is the most distinctive feature of china’s diplomacy in the new era [Music] the goal of building a community of shared future for mankind is written into multiple un documents it stays true to the organization’s original purpose of promoting peace and development it is also a response to the world’s striving for peace and development in september 2015 xi jinping told a touching story at the un leaders summit on peacekeeping [Music] foreign [Music] since 1990 china has sent over 40 000 peacekeepers and over 2 600 police officers to participate in nearly 30 u.n peacekeeping missions 16 chinese soldiers and eight officers have died during these missions [Music] in 2020 the u.n awarded its peace medal of honor to all 410 officers and soldiers of the 18th batch of chinese peacekeepers at the un interim force in lebanon and all 218 of the 23rd batch in the democratic republic of congo [Music] today china is the second largest contributor to un peacekeeping missions and the largest troop contributing country among the permanent members of the un security council on june 22 2018 the central conference on foreign affairs was held in beijing xi jinping noted that the banner of building a community of shared future for mankind should be raised to make global governance more just and reasonable as a responsible major country china leads the reform and building of global governance it participates in the development of international economic and trade rules to achieve this goal it also cooperates with other countries to address climate change for green low-carbon and sustainable development and contributes to the development of international rules in frontier areas such as space the deep sea and the polar regions adhering to its vision for participatory global governance china upholds multilateralism supports the international system centered on the un and international law makes full use of global and regional multilateral platforms and provides solutions to today’s global governance deficit for a more just and reasonable global system [Music] building a new type of international relations is a basic approach to building a community of shared future for mankind following the principle of mutual respect fairness and justice and win-win cooperation china has taken a new approach for developing state-to-state relations through communication instead of confrontation and partnership instead of antagonistic blocks in the early morning of march the 4th 2021 another batch of kobit 19 vaccines from china arrives at the sao paulo international airport in guarullos brazil it is regarded by the locals as timely rain [Music] chinese vaccines have also been shipped to countries including argentina belarus pakistan singapore egypt and bolivia individual recipients include peruvian president francisco sagasti chilean president sebastian pinera and brazilian football legend pele in the face of covet 19 the common enemy of mankind xi jinping observes that viruses respect no borders and solidarity and cooperation are the most powerful weapons he also calls for building a community of common health for mankind china promptly informed the international community of its domestic epidemic it then released the genome sequence of the novel coronavirus took all possible measures to curb the epidemic spread and shared its experiences of prevention and control without reservation with the rest of the world [Music] to help contain kobit 19 worldwide china railway express trains carried protective supplies to european countries showing china to be a reliable partner and the confidence and determination of mankind to defeat the virus while shipping by sea and by air is limited during the pandemic the trans-eurasian express continues to assist various countries it is in fact the product of the belt and road initiative [Laughter] [Applause] [Music] in the fall of 2013 xi jinping put forward the major initiative of building the silk road economic belt and the 21st century maritime silk road the ancient silk routes linking china with the outside world witnessed the bustling scenes of visits and trade [Music] this thousand-year-old gilt bronze silkworm displayed at china’s shanxi history museum bears witness to the establishment of land routes connecting asia europe and africa in ancient times discovered of indonesia’s barely tong island meanwhile the 1 200 year old wreck of an arabian ship trading with china shows that sea commerce between east and west at the time was thriving the ancient silk routes span thousands of miles and years [Music] in today’s era of globalization the spirit of the ancient silk routes is being carried forward by the belt and road initiative as of january 2021 china had signed 205 cooperation documents on jointly building the belton road with 140 countries and 31 international organizations and jointly launched over 2000 cooperation projects chinese companies have invested 34 billion us dollars in overseas economic and trade cooperation zones in countries along the belton road paid over three billion us dollars in taxes to host countries and created three hundred and thirty thousand jobs the belton road initiative has become an important platform for the practices of building a community of shared future for mankind a worker on the china laos railway project looks tired from over three months of intense work he carries out meticulous inspections every day and there are tens of thousands of workers like him [Applause] for many years there was only one 3.5 kilometer railroad in laos and many lotions had never traveled by train it has therefore been the dream of generations of laotians to build a railway connecting their landlocked nation to the outside world to boost economic growth within laos the railway will cover more than 400 kilometers between the country’s capital vientiane and the border town of botan before connecting to china’s southwest city of kunming its construction started in december 2016 and it is scheduled to start taking traffic in december 2021 the belton road initiative has proved an effective means for resource sharing shared prosperity and common development it originated in china but belongs to the world we see the belt and drone initiative as the most relevant project which you hope will contribute to a more fair globalization and the more fair globalization is the best way to have a feared future of shared prosperity for the different nations of the world june 2019 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of china-russia diplomatic ties russian president putin invited his chinese counterpart xi jinping to a cruise tour on the neva river in saint petersburg while enjoying the river scenery they talked about the past and future the two leaders then boarded the cruiser aurora that played a major role in the october revolution in 1917 and are briefed on its history [Music] okay the two leaders signed a joint statement to upgrade relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era this visit which inherits the past and ushers in the future is xi’s eighth state visit to russia since his election as general secretary in 2013. xi jinping’s first visit to russia as chinese president was on march the 22nd 2013. it was the opening chapter of china’s diplomacy in the new era for the first time on an international occasion she expanded the basic principles of building a community of shared future for mankind as well as a new style of international relations two important diplomatic concepts for china in the new era since then she and putin have met over 30 times and developed a close working [Music] relationship [Applause] the two countries give each other firm support on issues concerning their respective core interests and major concerns and have set up a paradigm of a new style of international relations featuring mutual respect fairness and justice and win-win cooperation [Applause] [Music] since 2017 unilateralism and protectionism has been rampant the u.s government unilaterally provoked china-u.s trade friction and escalated it into a trade war the two countries now face the gravest challenge to their bilateral ties since relations were established in 1979 [Music] in the face of u.s pressure at every step china has responded firmly and consistently for the sake of common interests and the world trade order adhering to its commitment and principles china will not compromise on matters concerning its national interests it has shown that it does not want a trade war but it’s not afraid of one and will fight one if necessary china-u.s relations affect the well-being of the two countries 1.7 billion people as well as the interests of another six billion people in the rest of the world china always believes that the interests of the two countries have been deeply interwoven the bilateral relationship is no zero-sum game one’s success doesn’t have to come at the expense of the other’s failure while china-u.s corporation can make great things happen for the two countries and the entire world china-us confrontation would spell disaster for not only the two countries but also humanity as a whole here [Music] [Applause] [Music] from safeguarding its rights in the south china sea and patrolling the diyu islands to fighting against separatist forces of all kinds china has made firm courageous and successful diplomatic efforts to safeguard its sovereignty security and development interests neighbouring countries and regions are a priority in china’s efforts to build a community of shared future for mankind following the principles of amity sincerity mutual benefit and inclusiveness and fulfilling a promise of cultural affinity and frequent reciprocal visits xi jinping has visited over 20 neighbouring countries to share china’s achievements in development [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] as a result of these efforts china has built a closer relationship with africa and become its largest trading partner for 12 consecutive years it has deepened cooperation in various fields with other countries in the brics and asia pacific region it has developed a comprehensive partnership featuring equality mutual benefit and common development with latin america it has committed to a comprehensive strategic partnership with the eu and it has gradually advanced its cooperation with 17 central and eastern european countries china’s sustained diplomatic efforts are proving its commitment to building a community of shared future for mankind since the 18th cbc national congress in 2012 china has promoted the comprehensive development of relations with other nations blazed a trail in diplomacy and formed a comprehensive in-depth and multi-dimensional network of global partnerships with major countries neighboring countries and developing countries so far china has established diplomatic relations with 180 countries and partnerships at different levels with 112 countries and international organizations throughout the world [Music] in november 2017 the communist party of china held a high level meeting with the world’s political parties leaders from nearly 300 political parties and organizations from over 120 countries shared ideas on the theme of working together towards a community of shared future for mankind and a better world responsibilities of political parties [Applause] [Music] [Applause] guided by xi jinping thought on diplomacy china’s diplomatic mission in the new era is to firmly defend china’s sovereignty security and development interests while adhering to the national and the cpc strategies and thus create a more favorable international environment which will provide strong support and guarantee for realizing the chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the chinese nation and the progress of mankind china will prosper only when the world prospers and vice versa working together with other nations it will continue contributing to world peace development and cooperation in the building of a 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Making a New China Ep. 21: A Shared Future for Mankind

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