China has promoted the idea of creating a community with a shared future for mankind for more than five years.
Broad as it may sound, the idea paints an aspirational picture: an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys enduring peace, universal security and common prosperity.
The vision applies to any region, but first and foremost Asia. As President Xi Jinping mentioned in his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference, the pursuit of the community with a shared future for mankind can be achieved through striving for the community with a shared future for Asia.
As stated in the government work report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2017, the pursuit of a community with a shared future for mankind promotes mutual respect and equal consultation, resolutely rejecting a Cold War mentality and power politics.
It takes a new approach to developing state-to-state relations with communication, not confrontation, and with partnership, not alliance.
In an interview with CGTN Digital, Victor Gao – vice president of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) – said China's proposal to build a community with a shared future for mankind promptly answers the demand of finding a better approach to rally people from across the globe into a common effort to deal with major global issues in this often fragmented world.