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World sees benefits of key concept

Achievements over past decade offer vivid examples of unity, cooperation

By Mo Jingxi | | Updated: 2023-03-25 02:05
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In the spring of 2015, during a state visit to Pakistan, his first to the country, President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the nation's Parliament entitled "Building a China-Pakistan Community with a Shared Future to Pursue Closer Win-Win Cooperation".

It was the first time such an arrangement was proposed at the bilateral level after the Chinese president first put forward the vision of building a community with a shared future in Moscow in 2013.

Eight years on, the results of this fruitful visit can be seen across the South Asian country and a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future has become a reality.

Following in Pakistan's footsteps, another 15 countries including Laos, Cambodia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have agreed to build a bilateral community with a shared future with China. In 2019, action plans were signed with Laos and Cambodia respectively to work for more fruitful results in that regard.

Over the past decade, China has been striding forward in building a community with a shared future for mankind with practical efforts, achieving fruitful results at regional and global levels, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang wrote in an article published in People's Daily on Friday.

Impressive progress has been made with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and in Central Asia. And the building of such a community with African, Arab, Latin American and Pacific Island countries respectively has set an example of unity and cooperation among developing countries, Qin said.

By advocating the building of a closer Shanghai Cooperation Organization community with a shared future, China has also positively contributed to lasting peace and common prosperity in the region and across the world at large, Qin added.

"Faced with changes unseen in a century and the COVID-19 pandemic, people are increasingly aware that no country could by itself address all kinds of challenges or completely isolate itself from others, today" said Wang Yiwei, a professor of international studies at Renmin University of China.

"To find a way out of the current dilemma, it is essential to take global action, provide a global response and ensure global cooperation," he said.

As Xi has stressed on many occasions, there is only one shared future for humanity, and mankind needs to stand united and work together to cope with difficulties and endeavor to make a better day for everyone.

In the wake of the pandemic, Xi proposed the building of a global community of health for all, calling for solidarity and cooperation among the international community to fight the novel coronavirus.

In the past three years, China fully leveraged its strengths to ensure the stability of global anti-epidemic supply chains and provided a large quantity of pandemic response supplies to 153 countries and 15 international organizations.

As the first country to announce it would make vaccines a global public good, China also supplied more than 2.2 billion doses of vaccines to more than 120 countries and international organizations.

China has also advocated building a community with a shared future in terms of cyberspace, nuclear safety and maritime cooperation, among others.

In 2021 at a United Nations meeting on enhancing global biodiversity protection held in Kunming, Yunnan province, in a speech via video link, Xi called for efforts to build a community of all life on Earth in order to promote harmonious coexistence between man and nature and create a clean and beautiful world for all.

When Xi met with the media after he was elected general secretary of the 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in October, he reaffirmed China's steadfastness in the quest for a community with a shared future for mankind.

The vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, which champions humanity's common values and creates more opportunities for global development, has won growing support around the world.

Pakistani President Arif Alvi said that Xi's vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind has a great significance globally because it is different from the cooperation proposed by other countries that are in pursuit of narrow self-interest.

"Xi's vision is an idea dedicated to the peace of mankind. The Belt and Road Initiative and its flagship project the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor are examples of specific efforts that help to realize the vision," Alvi said in a recent interview with China Central Television.

Thanks to the CPEC, the Pakistani president said that roads, power stations and economic zones have been built along the corridor over the past decade, greatly improving local livelihoods and winning support from the Pakistani people.

Maria Osterloh Mejia, a researcher at the Research Center for a Community with Shared Future and BRI in Peru, said as the world struggles with economic recovery, climate change and geopolitical fragmentation, the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind is more relevant than ever.

As an initiative under this concept, the Belt and Road Initiative is contributing greatly to the world economy, and is especially benefiting the developing world, including Latin America, by helping to build infrastructure in countries such as Peru, she said in an opinion piece published on the China Global Television Network's website.

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