|BEIJING, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's vision to build "a community with shared future for mankind" represents the significant global impact of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, a Brazilian expert on Chinese affairs has said.
"Building such a community means pursuing a world with lasting peace, universal security, openness and tolerance as well as beauty," said Evandro Menezes de Carvalho, former chairman of the Brazilian Law Teaching Association, in a recent interview with Xinhua.
"The new era is not just China's, but can also be the world's," he said.
Xi first introduced the concept of "a community with a shared future for mankind" in 2013. In January 2017, Xi shared his vision at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland, renewing his call for building a community of shared future and achieving shared, win-win development.
Carvalho, now executive editor-in-chief of the Portuguese version of China Today magazine, said that Xi's concept of "shared future for mankind" will contribute a lot to the building of a better world, along with the Belt and Road Initiative.
"The concept overrides differences of ideology, values, models of civilization and political systems," he said.
"It shows that China seeks to develop a new type of international relationship based on mutual benefit, and to inject energy into the world," Carvalho added.
The West should abandon the Cold War mentality and try to understand socialism with Chinese characteristics from different perspectives based on reality, he said.
"Practice has proved that socialism with Chinese characteristics can successfully eliminate inequality, improve security and protect the environment," he added.