On the morning of May 15, 2019, the China National Convention Center held the opening ceremony of Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations. President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech. Xu Qinhua, deputy dean of the National Academy of Development and Strategy of Renmin University of China and professor of the School of International Relations, was invited to attend the conference and was interviewed by the CPC News to interpret the keynote speech of the President Xi.
In his keynote speech, President Xi Jinping put forward the "Four Propositions" to promote equal dialogue and exchanges between the countries of Asia and the world. Professor Xu Qinhua and other experts agreed that the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations is a grand meeting of civilization exchanges and mutual understanding. It is an important milestone for a community with a shared future for Asia and humanity. The concept of "colorful, equal and inclusive" civilization is exactly what the world needs urgently.
Looking back at history and looking into the world, Asian civilization has written a rich and colorful chapter for the history of world civilization. President Xi Jinping emphasized that "the self-confidence on our civilization should be enhanced. On the basis of the brilliant achievements of the ancestors, we will continue to exchange ideas with other civilizations in the world and strive to continue to write new glory in Asian civilization."
"Asian people look forward to a peaceful Asia" "Asian people look forward to a common prosperity of Asia" "Asian people look forward to an open and integrated Asia", President Xi Jinping pointed out in the speech three expectations of the Asian people, concerned about the Asian people's vision for the future development of Asia from three aspects of peace and tranquility, common prosperity and openness and connectivity, and put forward a beautiful outlook of "should grasp the trend, adapt to the trend, and strive to turn the Asian people's longing for a better life into reality."
Xu Qinhua said that the exchanges between Asian civilizations have a long history, and the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations is the natural continuation of this exchange and mutual consideration. The civilizations of Asia are rich, colorful and mutual-influence, and this open and inclusive concept of civilization is the core driving force for Asian development. From "the Belt and Road" to "Community of A Shared Future for Mankind", from the AIIB to the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, China, as an emerging power, has consistently committed to promoting multilateral cooperation in Asia and the world, increasing trust and dispelling doubts, and developing a diplomatic concept of common development and comprehensive actions which matched our words.
Xu Qinhua also said that the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations has highlighted the concept of "civilization", and the promotion of a harmonious and inclusive concept of civilization is exactly what the world needs. The values of colorful, equal and inclusive civilization exchanges will not only help realize the social foundation of the “the Belt and Road” concept, but also make a significant contribution to the promotion of global governance. The concept of civilization contained in the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations has effectively promoted the exchange of civilizations in Asia, narrowed the distance between the people of all civilizations, and promoted the community of a shared future for Asia and mankind.
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