The Belt and Road Initiative relies on China`s existing bilateral and multilateral mechanisms with countries along the two routes, by ensuring that the present cooperation platform functions more efficiently and fruitfully. Since the initiative`s aim is to promote political trust, economic cooperation and cultural exchanges along the two routes, it will help achieve shared prosperity and development.
As President Xi Jinping said, China will not export its values or social systems, or intervene in other countries` internal affairs. Based on the principle of mutual respect and fair cooperation, the rights of all countries to choose their development paths shall be fully respected, as the Belt and Road Initiative`s emphasis is on building multi-level international cooperation systems on the premise of respecting each country`s core benefits.
The road connectivity, trade and investment, and mutual understanding between China and its partner countries are fast improving. In the Belt and Road Initiative, which embodies responsibility, win-win cooperation and genuine pursuit of common development, the world can find a Chinese answer－in the form of balanced, equitable and inclusive development－to the challenges facing the world today.
（Tu Yongqian, a research fellow at the National Academy of Development and Strategy, Renmin University of China）