Xi calls for building common-destiny community on four pillars

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-3-28 13:08:16

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called on the international community to build a community of common destiny on four pillars.

"We have only one planet, and countries share one world," Xi noted in his keynote speech at the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia in this southern Chinese small town.

"Facing the fast changing international and regional landscapes, we must see the whole picture, follow the trend of our times and jointly build a regional order that is more favorable to Asia and the world," Xi added.

The Chinese president tabled a four-point proposal.

First, he called on all countries to respect one another and treat each other as equals, noting that the hard-won peace and stability in Asia and the sound momentum for development should be upheld by all.

Second, Xi called for win-win cooperation and common development.

"We should enhance coordination of macroeconomic policies to prevent negative spill-over effects that may arise from economic policy changes in individual economies," Xi said.

He also urged Asian countries to stay committed to open regionalism and move forward trans-regional cooperation in a coordinated manner.

Third, Xi called on countries to pursue common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security.

In handling security issues in Asia, it is important to bear in mind both the history and reality of Asia, take a multi-pronged and holistic approach, improve coordinated regional security governance, and safeguard security in both the traditional and non-traditional realms, he said.

Fourth, Xi stressed the need to ensure inclusiveness and mutual learning among civilizations.

China, he said, proposes that a conference of dialogue among Asian civilizations be held to provide a platform to enhance interactions among the youth, people's groups, local communities and the media and to form a network of think-tank cooperation.

That will add to the Asian people's rich cultural life and help foster more vibrant regional cooperation and development, Xi said.

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