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"A community of shared future for all humankind" -- a Chinese concept winning U.N. recognition
March 22,2017   By:Xinhua
BEIJING, March 22, 2017 -- The Chinese concept of building "a community of shared future for all humankind" was on Friday incorporated into a U.N. Security Council resolution for the first time, reflecting the extraordinary charm and vitality of the notion.
 
It also embodies growing global recognition of China's great contribution to global governance.
 
The U.N.'s acceptance and incorporation of the Chinese concept into its resolution is of great significance and will have far-reaching influence.
 
Earlier this month, the call of Ma Zhaoxu -- the head of the Chinese mission to the United Nations in Geneva -- for protecting human rights and building a community of shared future for all humankind on behalf of 140 countries on the sidelines of the 34th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council also struck a chord in the minds of representatives of other countries.
 
The world is now at a critical juncture when it is faced with such increasing challenges as a rising trend of anti-globalization, terrorism and the refugee issue. As economic downturn still bites, instability and uncertainties have become a normal phenomenon. Therefore, how to lead a perplexed world to move forward is a key question on the table for politicians, strategists and scholars alike to ponder over.
 
Facing a world somewhat spiralling out of control, some Western countries' strategic have made choices that are virtually disappointing. Some of them choose to lock themselves in their small worlds, while others turn to protectionism and pursue narrow-minded "nation first." It's under such a circumstance that people turn their eyes to the East.
 
The report of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012 first proposed the concept of "a community of shared future for all humankind." Within the following four years, Chinese President Xi Jinping mentioned and illustrated the concept on various occasions.
 
In September 2015, Xi proposed the roadmap of building "a community of shared future for all humankind" at a United Nations (U.N.) summit. In January 2015, he further expounded his concept in a comprehensive, profound and systematic manner at the U.N. Office in Geneva.
 
By proposing the concept of "a community of shared future for all humankindy" and a roadmap thereof, China has offered the Chinese wisdom and Chinese plan for solving major problems concerning the future of mankind.
 
The concept has shown China's global view and responsibility as a big power, and is bound to leave its mark in international relations.