Building a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity

(Foreign Affairs in the New Era)

Updated:2020-01-19 |

Building a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity

Since the 18th CPC National Congress held in 2012, Xi Jinping has elaborated on the idea of building a community with a shared future for humanity on more than 100 occasions at home and abroad, from the perspective of progress of human society and with the far-sighted vision of a major-country leader.

In his report to the 19th CPC National Congress, Xi called on the people of all countries to work together to build a community with a shared future for humanity, and an open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity. We should respect each other, discuss issues as equals, reject the Cold War mentality and power politics, and take a new approach to developing state-to-state relations through communication instead of confrontation, and partnership instead of antagonistic blocs. We should commit to settling disputes through dialogue and resolving differences through discussion, coordinate responses to traditional and non-traditional threats, and combat terrorism in all its forms.

We should work together to liberalize and facilitate trade and investment, and make economic globalization more open, inclusive, and balanced so that its benefits are shared by all. We should respect the diversity of civilizations. In handling relations among civilizations, we wish to replace mistrust with exchange, clashes with mutual learning, and a false sense of superiority with coexistence. We should be good friends to the environment, cooperate to tackle climate change, and protect our planet for the sake of human survival.