Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and foreign guests pose for a group photo before the opening ceremony of CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 1, 2017. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) — World political parties showed their willingness to join hands with the Communist Party of China (CPC) in building a community with a shared future for humanity at the ongoing high-level conference that started Friday in Beijing.
Focusing on the responsibilities of political parties in building a community of shared future and a better world, the meeting is attended by leaders from nearly 300 parties and political organizations from more than 120 countries and regions.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said the initiative to build a community with a shared future for humanity is being transformed from a concept into action.
“I am delighted to see that the friendly cooperation between China and other countries is increasingly expanding and the concept of a community with a shared future for humanity is gaining support and endorsement from an increasing number of people,” Xi said.
Hun Sen, Cambodian prime minister and president of the People’s Party, said that his country has actively responded to Xi’s concept of building a community with a shared future for humanity and seeking benefits for the people.
“In this regard, I believe President Xi has explicitly pointed out common values of all political parties participating in this meeting,” he said.
Julio Rios, director of the Observatory of Chinese politics (OPCh) affiliated to the Spanish think tank, the Galician Institute of Analysis and International Documentation, said that the concept provided Chinese wisdom for major issues concerning the future and destiny of humanity.
With the advancement of globalization, any political party, think tank and country can not deal with global challenges alone, he said, adding that cooperation is the only way to promote development.
Xi has expounded on the concept of building a community with a shared future for humanity on many occasions since it was put forth in 2013.
At the 19th CPC National Congress held in October, promoting the building of a community with a shared future for humanity was given as one of the 14 fundamental principles of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and Xi reaffirmed China’s principle of shared growth through discussion, collaboration and active engagement in global governance.
Observers say that the Belt and Road Initiative is this concept in practice. The initiative has become a huge cooperation platform for countries to achieve common development.
Proposed by Xi in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative aims to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa via land and maritime routes.
Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, general secretary of the People’s Rally for Progress of Djibouti, said the Belt and Road Initiative is an important public good that China has provided to the world, which will effectively boost connectivity among regions and countries.
Dawaleh said Djibouti hopes to carry out more cooperation with China under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Currently, against the backdrop of a global economic downturn and a complicated international environment, participants at the meeting said the world should push for a more open and inclusive economic globalization.
Political parties from various countries around the world should bear dual responsibilities in speeding up domestic reform in light of new circumstances while shouldering more global responsibilities in creating a better world, said Rios, the OPCh director of the Spanish think tank.
Evariste Ndayishimiye, secretary general of CNDD-FDD of Burundi, said his country hoped to learn from Chinese experiences, especially in promoting comprehensive development and people’s welfare.