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Make the Contributions of China to the Peace and Development of Mankind

On the Important Speech by President Xi Jinping on the BRICS Business Forum

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Author: | Source:People’s Daily (August 1, 2018)


"Based on China's national conditions and the vision of the world, the Chinese people have not only drawn wisdom from the time-honored Chinese civilization, but also drawn on the strong points of both eastern and western countries, to keep going global and integrating into the world. While realizing our own development, we have made important contributions to the noble cause of peace and development of mankind.” At the BRICS Business Forum held in Johannesburg, South Africa, President Xi Jinping gave an insightful review of the great journey of common development and progress of China and the world over the past 40 years since the start of reform and opening-up, and solemnly declared the “China action” to make new and greater contributions to the peace and development of mankind, winning wide acclaim from all the participants.  

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. Over the past 40 years, China has gone through an extraordinary journey and successfully blazed the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The life of the Chinese people has advanced from shortage to abundance, and from poverty to prosperity, more than 700 million people have been lifted out of poverty by current UN standards, accounting for more than 70% of the population lifted out of poverty in the world over the same period. The China made contributions to world economic growth by over 30% for consecutive years, becoming the main stabilizer and source of power of world economic growth, and pushing forward the lofty cause of human peace and development. The successful practice of the Chinese people with constantly pursuing and exploration and forging ahead, has profoundly demonstrated that reform and opening up, the second Chinese revolution, has not only profoundly changed China, but also deeply influenced the world. The Chinese people always keep an open mind to embrace the world, and have made the contributions of China, which has fully proved the plain philosophy “China can be better when the world is good; and the world can be better only when the China is good”.  

As the socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, it has opened a new chapter in the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and a new picture scroll of strengthening China's integration and development with the world. President Xi Jinping stressed: “As the largest developing country of the world, we will firmly grasp the development pulse of the times, deeply carry out the concept of innovative, coordinated, green, open, and shared development, accelerate the innovation driven development strategy, deeply participate in international innovation and technical cooperation, actively carry out south-south cooperation and make efforts to create greater opportunities for common development for emerging market countries and developing countries.” Practice has proved and will continue to prove that China cannot develop and progress without the world, nor can the world achieve prosperity and stability without China. No matter how far China has developed, China will always remain a constructor to world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order.  

 “We will continue to open our doors to carry out construction.” This is a powerful and sonorous statement made by President Xi Jinping. China's economic development over the past 40 years has been obtained under open conditions, and China's future high-quality development of economy must also be carried out under more open conditions. A series of new measures announced by President Xi Jinping at the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia in this April to expand opening-up are being implemented rapidly; at this BRICS Business Forum, President Xi Jinping solemnly announced that “Will continue to create a more attractive investment environment” “will strengthen intellectual property protection” and “will actively expand imports”; In coming November, China will hold the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, to build a new platform for all parties to enter the Chinese market; China will continue to push forward the development of Belt and Road, so that the achievements of Belt and Road will benefit more countries and people; in the coming September, China will jointly host the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, to achieve win-win cooperation and common development of China and Africa with higher quality and at a higher level. China is promoting economic globalization for the benefit of the people around the world with a series of strong measures, to fully demonstrate to the world with practical actions that China's door will not be closed, but will only be open wider.  

An era has its own problems and people of a generation also have their missions. It is the sacred duty of the Chinese people to continue to advance with the world and make greater contributions to the mankind. We will work with the people of all countries, including the BRICS countries, hand in hand and with one heart, to advance the great process of building a community with a shared future for mankind, and surely we can make new and greater contributions to the lofty cause of peace and development of mankind.  

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