Xinhua International Review: singing the strong Voice of the Times for the maintenance of multilateralism
Beijing, 16 Nov (Xinhua)-- singing the strong voice of the times in safeguarding multilateralism
Xinhua News Agency reporter Han Liang Zheng Hangen
On 14 November, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech during the 11th meeting of BRICS leaders, saying that in the face of great changes that have not been seen in a century, the BRICS countries should show their responsibility, work hard hand in hand, and strive for the well-being of their people. Seeking development for the world once again sends a clear signal that China firmly adheres to multilateralism.
At this critical moment of economic development and the evolution of the international pattern, protectionism and unilateralism are intensifying, deficits in governance, development and trust are on the rise, and uncertainties in the world economy are on the rise. It is the ardent expectation of the current international community to strengthen the building of multilateralism and reform and improve global governance.
President Xi Jinping's important speech had an insight into the current world situation, sang the strong voice of the times for safeguarding multilateralism, and reflected the irresistible historical trend of economic globalization. It will inject a strong driving force into promoting the construction and reform of the global governance system and promoting common development and prosperity.
China's diplomatic concept has a long tradition of multilateralism. Traditional ideas such as "Concorde Wanbang" and "one family from all over the world" have provided a profound spiritual soil for multilateralism. Since the founding of New China 70 years ago, China has always been a firm defender and active practitioner of multilateralism. In recent years, China's theory and practice of safeguarding multilateralism have been continuously enriched. He delivered an important speech at the general debate of the 70th session of the General Assembly in 2015 and an important speech in Davos and Geneva, Switzerland, in 2017. President Xi Jinping put forward a series of major propositions on how to uphold and develop multilateralism under the new international situation, which aroused the extensive and lasting resonance of the international community.
At the BRICS leaders' meeting, President Xi Jinping called for the practice of multilateralism in his speech to further demonstrate China's adherence to multilateralism. "with the goal of safeguarding world peace and promoting common development", "for the purpose of safeguarding fairness and justice and promoting mutual benefit and win-win results", "on the basis of international law and the recognized basic norms of international relations". A series of propositions to safeguard multilateralism, deeply understand the essence of multilateralism, conform to the hearts of the international community, and have important practical guiding significance in the current international situation.
To safeguard the core position of the United Nations in the international system and the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization as the core, China's stand in defending multilateralism has always been clear and strong. "in order to carry forward multilateralism, the core meaning of multilateralism is that international affairs should be discussed and handled by everyone, not by one country or a few countries." in the era of globalization, it should not be that some people oppose others. It should be all for the benefit of all ". President Xi Jinping's series of vivid interpretations of multilateralism on the 14th pointed out where the international community adheres to multilateralism.
Deeds speak louder than words. China's adherence to and promotion of multilateralism is even more reflected in its down-to-earth actions. From becoming the largest peacekeeping troop contributor among the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, to actively mediating international hot issues, from establishing a "South-South cooperation assistance fund" to promoting the implementation of the 2030 sustainable development agenda, China has continuously increased its support for the work of the United Nations. Espinosa, president of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, said that China's firm commitment to multilateralism is "vital to world security, stability and development."
Strengthen international dialogue and cooperation in dealing with climate change, join hands with all parties to deal with global challenges such as terrorism, and consult with countries around the world to improve global governance. In international affairs, China has sincerely implemented the principle of "everyone discusses how to do it." China has always actively contributed Chinese wisdom to the development of multilateral mechanisms such as the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the BRICS countries and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and continued to inject positive energy into the development of multilateralism. China has joined hands with its partners along the route to further promote the construction of "Belt and Road Initiative", which has greatly enriched the practice of multilateralism and promoted the incremental reform of global governance.
Committed to building a closer community with a shared future between China and Africa, building a community with a shared future between China and Latin America, and building an Asia-Pacific community with an open and inclusive future, innovative growth, connectivity, and win-win cooperation. China's adherence to multilateralism is also fully reflected in its unremitting efforts to work with global partners to build a community with a shared future for mankind.
Today, when the interests of all countries meet and merge, and their destinies share weal and woe, multilateralism is the right path in the world, and building a community with a shared future for mankind is the general trend of the times. On the road to building a world of lasting peace, universal security, common prosperity, openness and inclusiveness, cleanliness and beauty, there can be no shortage of one country. By working together and sharpening our efforts, all countries will be able to open up a new realm of multilateralism and work together to move forward to a new and promising future for mankind.