MINSK, 26 September (BelTA) - China and Belarus are jointly implementing many initiatives aimed at promoting peace, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Belarus Xie Xiaoyong said at the conference of young scholars "Community of common destiny for mankind: Civilizational prospects and national interests" in the House of Friendship in Minsk on 26 September, BelTA has learned.
The diplomat thanked the organizers of the event, which is dedicated to the Day of Founding of the People's Republic of China, and professors and students of the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of President of the Republic of Belarus, Belarusian State Economic University, Belarusian State University, the Belarusian National Technical University and the National Academy of Sciences for their active participation in the competitions preceding the conference.
"I listened carefully to all participants and would like to share my personal thoughts and impressions. It is clear that all participants have a fuller understanding of the context of the era when the concept of building a community of common destiny for mankind was put forward. In the 21st century, the multipolarity, economic globalization, social informatization and cultural diversification have grown deeper. There has been an accelerated rise of emerging market countries and a large number of developing countries. The world is increasingly becoming a global village," the diplomat stressed.
"At the same time, the instability and uncertainty facing the world are obvious, global challenges and problems are growing every day. Unilateralism, protectionism and hegemony pose a threat to world peace and development, and the deficit of governance, trust, development and peace is growing all the time," Ambassador Xie Xiaoyong continued. “The Western-centric theory, according to which the West plays a leading role in international architectonics, and the concept of international relations mainly focused on Western values have become unstable. It is becoming increasingly difficult for Western concepts, systems and models of governance to adapt to the new international order and trends, which leads to the accumulation of various vices and intractable problems. Even the Western powers themselves have administrative failures and accumulated many problems.
According to the diplomat, in the face of common problems, no person, no country can cope alone.” The international community needs a new concept of global governance, a new, fairer and more reasonable international system and order, and better prospects for human development," Ambassador Xie Xiaoyong said.
It is in this context that Chinese President Xi Jinping, based on the process of historical development of mankind, conducted an in-depth analysis of the most important issues "what kind of world to build and how to build such a world", put forward an important theory about building the community of common destiny for mankind.
The ambassador also stressed the importance of understanding the development process and the basic essence of the concept of building the community of common destiny for mankind. “Over the past ten years, the Community of Common Destiny for Mankind concept put forward by President Xi Jinping has been continuously developed and improved, forming a scientific and theoretical system with the overall goal of promoting a world of universal security, shared prosperity, openness and inclusiveness, purity and beauty. Its fundamental way is to build a new type of international relations, and its value system is represented by universal values, with the Belt and Road Initiative as its practical platform, and the Three Great Initiatives - the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative - as its important theory and practical support,” the diplomat said.
According to him, the concept has reflected the common aspirations of the peoples of all countries, consolidated the broad consensus of the international community, demonstrated a people-centered concept of global development, and also a common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable concept of global security, a concept of global civilization promoting equality, mutual borrowing, dialogue and inclusiveness.
“The Community of Common Destiny for Mankind concept is an international public good that overcomes and surpasses previous traditional Western hegemonic theories and actions, and concentrically embodies China's worldview in the new era,” he remarked.
Xie Xiaoyong emphasized: “China and Belarus are faithful companions in building the community of common destiny for mankind. Belarus was one of the first countries to respond to this concept. Both the states jointly promote the Community of Common Destiny for Mankind concept, which is fully reflected in political documents, such as the Joint Declaration of the two countries, as well as in the bilateral and multilateral cooperation. Belarus is taking an active part in the Belt and Road Initiative, the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative, thus making valuable efforts to promote the building of the Community of Common Destiny for Mankind.”
“As President Xi Jinping has said, building the Community of Common Destiny for Mankind is a beautiful goal that can only be achieved by passing the baton from one generation to another. This great prospect of mankind's development cannot take place without the participation China and Belarus and their peoples. We are confident that under the strategic leadership of President Xi Jinping and President Aleksandr Lukashenko, China and Belarus, in their historic process of deepening the all-weather and comprehensive strategic partnership, bear the responsibility and have the ability to make their contribution to advancing the building of the Community of Common Destiny of China and Belarus and the Community of Common Destiny for Mankind.”