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Xi's book can boost ties with Cambodia

By Jiang Jianguo | China Daily | Updated: 2017-04-11 06:56

From this book, we can gain full knowledge of the ties between China and the world. Chinese people have long advocated the "one world, one family" concept, hoping not only Chinese people but also people in the rest of world to have a better life. To build a human community of shared destiny is an important concept enshrined in Xi Jinping: The Governance of China.

"In this world, all countries enjoy an unprecedented degree of interrelation and interdependence. All people live in the same global village, and live in the same space and time with convergence of both history and reality, and they are increasingly in a community of shared destiny where 'you are part of me, and I am part of you'," as President Xi has said. On many occasions, he has made in-depth elucidation on the building of a human community of shared destiny and fulfilling the philosophy with China's practical diplomatic actions.

This year has seen the concept of building a human community of shared destiny being included in several United Nations resolutions. To build such a community is China's strategic choice of its own road based on its insights into the evolution of the world pattern. If one understands this philosophy of China, he or she will better understand that China's peaceful development offers an opportunity, instead of posing a threat, to the rest of the world.

Xi Jinping: The Governance of China, finished in September 2014, is a phased review and summarization of President Xi's thoughts on China's governance. Over the past more than two years, President Xi has delivered a series of other addresses, talks, speeches, written articles and given instructions, greatly enriching his thoughts on China's governance. In the latter half of this year, the 19th National Congress of the CPC is due to be held, and after that we will make some extractions and summarizations of his new thoughts on China's governance and would like to share those ideological fruits with our Cambodian friends.

China and Cambodia share geographical proximity and cultural affinity, and their friendly exchanges can be traced back to 1,000 years ago. The strategic partnership between the two countries has entered a new period of full acceleration. On the eve of his visit to Cambodia in October last year, President Xi published a signed article in the Cambodia media titled China and Cambodia: Good Neighbors and Trusted Friends. When meeting Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and his mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk in Beijing in March, President Xi stressed that, to deepen the development of China-Cambodia relations, the two countries should maintain their high-level contact momentum, pay frequent mutual visits as two relatives do, and maintain close communication and exchanges.

Media relations constitute an important part of state-to-state relations. The development momentum which China-Cambodia relations have managed to maintain is inseparable from the efforts made by the media in both countries. Through media reports, we can transmit the information of development and progress in both countries and their friendly exchanges to their people to lay a solid social and public opinion foundation for the development of bilateral ties.

The State Council Information Office of China will continuously and robustly support China-Cambodia media exchanges and cooperation and actively offer you conveniences and create conditions for you. We will continuously hold high-level media dialogues between the two countries and put up a communication platform for you. We will continuously expand the chances for press officials from Asian countries, including Cambodia, media management personnel and major journalism practitioners to conduct research and receive training in China and assist excellent media employees with their studies in China. We will support mutual visits between more Chinese and Cambodian journalists, editors and anchors.

We will also encourage the media from both countries to carry out pragmatic cooperation, such as exchanging news wire, conducting joint interviews, cultivating talent and developing new media, to push forward all-dimensional, multi-field and multi-level development of China-Cambodian media exchanges and cooperation.

The author is the minister of State Council Information Office. The article is an excerpt from the speech he delivered at a luncheon for people of press circles from China and Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 10.

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