Chinese and French Civilizations cherish each other and set up a New Model of Mutual Learning
Beijing, 8 Nov (Xinhua)-- Chinese and French civilizations cherish each other and set up a new model of mutual learning
Xinhua News Agency reporter Shang Xun
China and France recently signed a cooperation document in Beijing on the restoration of Notre Dame and the protection of terracotta warriors and horses in the Qin Shihuang Mausoleum in Xi'an. As an important representative of Eastern and Western civilizations, China and France continue to expand cultural cooperation in various fields and set a new model for exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations.
Sino-French cultural exchanges have a long history, the two countries appreciate each other for a long time, cherish each other, and have a good tradition of learning from each other. As Gu Hongming, a master of modern Chinese Confucianism, said in his book the Spirit of the Chinese people: "it seems that only the French understand China and Chinese civilization best, because the French have the same extraordinary spiritual characteristics as the Chinese."
After the fire broke out at Notre Dame in April this year, there were a number of correspondence between the competent departments of cultural heritage between China and France to discuss the cooperation plan. Notre Dame de Paris is one of the symbols of civilization in France and even Europe. The Terracotta Warriors and horses of the Qin Shihuang Mausoleum is an internationally renowned Chinese cultural heritage. The most iconic cultural heritages of the two countries are selected for protection, restoration and research. Will greatly expand the depth of Sino-French cultural heritage cooperation, this beauty, mutual achievement of tolerance and cooperation, will have a positive demonstration effect in the world.
Civilizations are colorful because of exchanges, and civilizations are rich because of mutual learning. In recent years, under the personal promotion of the leaders of China and France, museum cooperation, Sino-French cultural tourism year, cultural and creative industries exchanges and cooperation highlights, Sino-French people-to-people exchanges and cooperation is more active than ever. In March this year, French President Macron presented a French version of the Analects of Confucius, the first edition of the Analects of Confucius, as a national gift to visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, writing a good story for the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures.
The mutual learning between Chinese and French civilizations is like one lamp lighting up the other, which can not only illuminate the way forward for the two peoples, but also provide impetus for the progress of human civilization and the peaceful development of the world. In the face of the "clash of civilizations" and the "theory of superiority of civilizations," China and France insist on treating each other on an equal footing, open and inclusive, and cooperating together, so as to have a broader mind than the sea and the sky, so that the light of human civilization will shine forever.
The development of history, the prosperity of society and the progress of mankind are inseparable from the nourishment and guidance of civilization. Today's world is facing the great changes that have not been seen in a hundred years. To solve the common challenges faced by mankind, it is necessary to seek wisdom and nutrition from different civilizations. At the same time, in today's diverse development of civilizations, it is all the more necessary to transcend the estrangement of civilizations, the mutual learning of civilizations, the conflict of civilizations, the coexistence of civilizations and the superiority of civilizations, so as to promote mutual understanding, mutual respect and mutual trust among all countries.
On this planet where we live together, there are more than 20 countries and regions, more than 2500 nationalities and more than 7 billion people. It is the common aspiration of the people of all countries to exchange and learn from each other. Different civilizations in the world have their own advantages, and only through exchanges and mutual learning can we promote the common development of different civilizations.
The United States and the United States share weal and woe. More and more exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations will enhance the friendship between the peoples of all countries, consolidate mutual trust among countries, and make greater contributions to promoting the progress of human civilization, the peaceful development of the world, and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.