|Jan. 25, 2018 -- One year after Chinese President Xi Jinping further elaborated his vision of building a community with a shared future for humanity on his Swiss trip, the concept has won wider international support due to China's substantial move toward that goal.
In January 2017, Xi shared his vision at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) on how to steer the world economy out of difficulty through concerted efforts, calling on members of the international community to work together to build a community of a shared future for humanity.
Speaking later at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Xi called on all countries to work together for an open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity.
The president first introduced the concept of a community with a shared future for humanity when he spoke to the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2015.
The concept came as enlightenment in a world faced with common challenges such as growing uncertainties and destabilizing factors.
Currently, global economic growth lacks energy; the gap between rich and poor continues to widen; hotspot issues often arise in some regions; unconventional security threats like terrorism, cybersecurity, major infectious diseases, and climate change continue to spread.
President Xi's speech was of historical significance, said Klaus Schwab, founder and chief executive of the WEF, adding that Xi highlighted the spirit of inclusiveness and coordination that impressed the participants.
"The Chinese leadership has been noted in fields such as climate change, the future of the Internet, as well as development of finance through One Belt One Road. At the same time, we increasingly see China's globalizing enterprises playing a responsible role on the international stage, for example in the area of trade and the circular economy," Schwab told Xinhua in a recent interview.
China understands that facts speak louder than words. From providing humanitarian aid to Syria and Africa and participating in UN peacekeeping missions to actively implementing the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, China has taken a more active posture in global governance.