Foresight needed to navigate future

发布时间: 2018-04-16 09:02 | 来源: China Daily | 作者: | 责任编辑: 秦金月


David Gosset, founder of the Europe-China Foundation, speaks at the second edition of Vision China on Sunday at the Hangzhou International Expo Center. GAO ERQIANG/CHINA DAILY

In her opening remarks, Ge Huijun, chairwoman of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said the major initiative of "advancing the building of a community with a shared future" put forward by Xi five years ago has become a bright flag to guide the world trend and the direction of human progress amid changing international situations.

Xu Liyi, mayor of Hangzhou, said the concept of "a community with shared future" put forward by Xi provides Chinese wisdom and solutions to tackling common challenges, promoting world peace and development and facilitating common prosperity.

The concept of the community of a shared future for mankind, raised by Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, has sparked widespread echoes from people around the world, said Zhou Shuchun, publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily.

"As China moves into its new era, I believe, the implications of the idea will be further revealed to the world, and inspire people from all over the world to actively participate in the endeavor of building a better world," Zhou said, adding that it also needs the active involvement on the part of youth.

He said that China Daily will continue to sponsor the 21st Century Cup national English speaking competition to better serve as a bridge and platform to raise the cross-culture and cross-language capabilities of China's youth and expand their global perspectives and horizons.

In her speech, Lu, who also is president of Shanghai Taiwan Compatriots Friendship Association, interpreted her understanding of the relationship between individuals and the group under the background of a shared community.

"We can share cultures by being open-minded and difference-friendly. We can share social values and ethical observations by not being self-important and all-imposing. We can share educational devotion and technological development by embracing cooperation rather than competition," Lu said.

This world belongs to all who breathe and live on this planet, and people should not be afraid of the unknown and the different, Lu said.

"And instead, we should honor the lessons of history earned the hard way, learn to be kind, wise, and humble and learn to share to build a better world," she said.

Fountain shared with the audience his experiences at China Daily by hosting the "Good Luck China" and "Decoding The New Era" videos, which provided him with rich opportunities to witness China's breakthroughs in reform and opening-up.

Fountain also explained his understanding of China's development in internet industries, scientific and technological innovations, ecological conservation and the country's contributions in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative and participating in global governance.

"The objective of shaping a community of shared future for mankind is something more than just a slogan. It's a maxim for the whole world, not just China, to live by," Fountain said.

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