On March 27, 2023, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang attended the Annual Meeting of the China Development Forum 2023 and delivered a speech titled "Forging Ahead on the New Journey toward a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind".
Qin Gang said that ten years ago, facing the profound changes of the world, of our times and of the historical trajectory, President Xi Jinping put forth the ingenious and important vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, providing the guidance for the thinking and action of China's diplomacy. Over the past ten years, building a community with a shared future for mankind has been turned from a concept into action, and a vision into reality. It has served as a key pillar for world peace and stability and a strong driving force for global development. Practices have proved that the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind reflects the common aspiration of the whole world and represents the right direction of human progress.
Qin Gang said, ten years on, the world is still not tranquil. We humankind, barely emerging from the pandemic, are confronted again with unprecedented multiple crises and challenges. Faced with these crises, only partnership can save the day. Only solidarity can help us overcome the difficulties. The vision of a community with a shared future for mankind is a clarion call for solidarity, and will pool strength for cooperation and light up the way forward.
Qin Gang pointed out that the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind provides China's proposals for addressing the security deficit in the world. President Xi Jinping put forth the Global Security Initiative (GSI), advocating a new path to security featuring dialogue over confrontation, partnership over alliance and win-win over zero-sum. The Initiative serves as a correct guide for building a world of lasting peace and universal security. The vision of a community with a shared future for mankind provides a driving force for the world to get out of the development conundrum. Today, the Chinese economy is deeply embedded into the world economy in all areas. President Xi Jinping put forth the Global Development Initiative to promote cooperation among countries and advance sustainable development. As the dividends of China's supersize market and domestic demand continue to manifest, new greater opportunities will be created for the recovery and growth of other economies. The vision of a community with a shared future for mankind offers Chinese wisdom on preventing clash of civilizations. President Xi Jinping put forth the Global Civilization Initiative, calling for joint efforts to advocate the respect for the diversity of civilizations, the common values of humanity, the importance of inheritance and innovation of civilizations, and robust international people-to-people exchanges and cooperation. The Initiative serves as an important guide for advancing unity, harmony, mutual respect and mutual understanding among different civilizations.
Qin Gang stressed that China will keep its policies consistent and its development steady to provide new opportunities and energy for building a community with a shared future for mankind. China will stay firmly committed to mutual respect, pursue coordination and sound interactions among major countries, grow friendship and cooperation with other countries, fully implement the Global Security Initiative, and work with all sides to put in place a security architecture in the region and around the world that addresses the aspirations and accommodates the interests of all sides. China will stay firmly committed to win-win cooperation, press ahead with high-quality development and high-standard opening-up, keep global industrial and supply chains stable and smooth, and better advance cooperation under the Global Development Initiative to foster the greatest synergy for developing countries to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. China will stay firmly committed to fairness and justice, continuously increase the representation and say of developing countries in the international community, work for fairer and more equitable global governance, and join hands with other countries in the world to address global challenges. China will stay firmly committed to openness and inclusiveness, carry forward humanity's common values of peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom, and work with all sides to implement the Global Civilization Initiative, to let all flowers bloom in the big garden of world civilizations.
Qin Gang said that China provides strong certainty for the world with its new development. Let us join hands for a shared future, and forge ahead together on the new journey toward a community with a shared future for mankind.