China’s Grand Vision for the World

Credit: United Nations (UN)

Source of Inspiration

The Chinese, backed up by a five-thousand-year civilisation rich in its history, were inspired by their forebears who had bequeathed troves of valuable treasures to them.

Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) was announced by the Chinese President Xi Jinping during his official visit to Kazakhstan in September 2013.

A map of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

What we see in others is a reflection of ourselves.

On the other hand, the Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect the various spaces, in this case the different continents, globally. It creates a platform where different civilisations coexist peacefully, connect, interact and learn from each other on the basis of respect for uniqueness and diversity.

Ecological Civilisation Development Strategy

China has also outlined its ecological civilisation development strategy to tackle climate change, a challenge mankind has to confront willy-nilly.

A rural area in China
Credit: South China Morning Post (SCMP)

Conclusion

Given Chinese philosophy is to live in harmony with others, we can rest assured that they will work together with us, on the basis of extensive consultation, joint contribution from all parties, and shared benefits, in building a global community with common destiny for mankind, a vision the world should share after experiencing the challenges COVID-19 pandemic poses.

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