Chinese President’s new thinking on the modernization of human society
A high-level dialogue conference between the Chinese Communist Party and the world’s political parties was held in Beijing on March 15, in which Chinese Supreme Leader Xi Jinping introduced new thinking on the modernization of human society and the Global Civilization Initiative. “People-centered” is the core concept of Xi Jinping’s governance, the purpose of building a modernized country is to enable the people to live a better life. In Xi Jinping’s view, any country pursuing modernization should follow the path of joint construction, shared benefit and win-win. The countries which are ahead should wholeheartedly help in the development of other countries.
At the dialogue conference, Xi Jinping once again explained the modernization of the Chinese style. According to him, this modernization is the modernization of a large population, the common prosperity of all people, the harmonious material civilization and the coordination of spiritual civilization, the harmonious coexistence between man and nature, and the peaceful development of other countries on the basis of the Chinese national situation. It not only integrates the historical culture in the heritage, but also the modern civilization. This not only benefits the Chinese people, but also promotes the general development of the world. This is not only the path of China’s strong state building and national rejuvenation, but also the only way for China to seek human progress and world harmony.
At the dialogue conference, Xi Jinping introduced the “Global Civilization Initiative” for the first time. This is another international public product that he proposed after the “Global Development Initiative” in September 2021 and the “Global Security Initiative” in April 2022. In the “Global Civilization Initiative” proposed by the Chinese President, the main one is to jointly advocate respect for the diversity of world civilizations, jointly promote the common values of all mankind, jointly promote the importance of civilization heritage and innovation advocating, and jointly advocating the strengthening of international cultural exchange and cooperation.
Recall that in March 2014, Xi Jinping, while delivering a speech at the United Nations UNESCO, said that we should promote mutual respect and harmonious coexistence among different civilizations. Exchange and mutual learning between civilizations should become a bridge for promoting friendship among peoples of all countries, a driving force for promoting human social progress, and a bridge for maintaining world peace. Civilizations are colored by exchange, and civilizations prosper by mutual learning. As a new form of human civilization, Chinese style modernization will learn from other civilizations around the world and will definitely make the world civilization garden more magnificent.
(Credits- China Media Group, Beijing)