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Building a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity


There is only one earth for all countries to share and live on. Humanity is a global community with a shared future.

In his speech at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in March 2013, Xi Jinping for the first time put forward the idea of "a community with a shared future." He subsequently elaborated on this idea on several occasions, creating a complete and profound concept.

The essence of this vision is, as stated in the report to the 19th CPC National Congress, to "build an open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity."

To build a community with a shared future for humanity calls for concrete actions. China has advocated that the international community promote a common approach to partnership, the security landscape, economic development, cultural exchanges and eco-environmental conservation.

China has called on all countries to: 

• 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 not confrontation, and in partnerships not alliances;

• settle disputes through dialog and resolve differences through discussion, coordinate responses to traditional and non-traditional threats, and oppose terrorism in all its forms;

• stick together through thick and thin, liberalize and facilitate trade and investment, and make economic globalization more open, inclusive, and balanced so that its benefits are shared by all;

• respect the diversity of civilizations and replace estrangement with exchange, cultural clashes with mutual learning, and a sense of superiority with an acceptance of coexistence in handling relations among civilizations; and 

• be good friends to the environment, protect our planet for the sake of human survival, and build a beautiful world with harmony among all creatures.

Building a community with a shared future for humanity has been written into the Constitution of the CPC and the amended Constitution of the PRC, thus becoming the will of the Party and the state. As a key component of Xi Jinping thought on foreign affairs, it has become a component of China's foreign policy in the new era and in developing socialism with Chinese characteristics. It reflects China's global vision and sense of responsibility as a major country in integrating its own development with that of the rest of the world.

Building a community with a shared future for humanity is a Chinese approach to enhancing people's lives that supports the trends of the times. It embodies the aspirations for peace, development and prosperity of all peoples around the world. It is the shared goal of all humanity, and represents the basic interests of all peoples. Transcending the differences between various political systems and discarding the zero-sum mentality, this approach leads to a global community of different countries, nations and civilizations.

Building a community with a shared future for humanity has been written into UN documents on a number of occasions and is extending its global influence.

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