Xi's global vision -- a better world for all
January 13,2017   By:Xinhua
BEIJING, Jan. 13, 2017 -- Jojivini Vuna was lucky: The 90-year-old Fijian woman had moved into her son's concrete house just days before the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall hit her country and flattened her wooden cottage early last year.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston, with record-breaking category five winds, claimed 44 lives and leveled villages when it swept through the 300-odd islands that make up Fiji's archipelago.
For not only Fiji, but also the rest of the world, it was a bitter and vivid illustration of what's at stake in the face of ever-more-ferocious weather anomalies fueled by climate change.
Among climate change's victims, China, the world's largest developing country, took a bold step to pledge 3 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 to help other developing countries. A year later, it played a decisive role in the eventual delivery of a global climate change accord in Paris.
China's widely applauded boldness in fighting what is likely humanity's cruellest enemy was rooted in a vision conceived in 2012 and carried forward by President Xi Jinping of building a community of shared future for all.
Upholding the concept of building a community with a shared future for all humankind, the Chinese president is expected to offer a package of solutions to fixing a flawed global governance system at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos later this month.
Xi's attendance comes when the world is at a critical juncture between charging forward with globalization or backsliding on global economic integration. His chances -- and challenges -- to help shape a better world for all are unprecedented.
It was in Switzerland that China made its debut on global arena, when then Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai arrived in the lake-laced Geneva for an international conference on the situation in Vietnam and Indochina in 1954.
The following 63 years witnessed China's miraculous rise from a war-torn and poverty-ridden country to the world's second largest economy. Riding the tide of globalization and regional integration, China has tightly knitted its interests with those of the rest of the world.
Over the past two decades, China has contributed about 30 percent to global growth and played a quintessential role in pulling the recessionary world economy back to growth following the 2008 global financial tsunami. Today, the country Xi leads is widely seen as a problem-solver with global influence.
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