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The State Council issued a white paper on Jointly Building the Belt and Road

2023-10-17 | UPSC


In order to introduce the achievements of the Belt and Road cooperation in the past 10 years, further enhance the understanding of the international community, promote the high-quality development of the Belt and Road cooperation, and let the Belt and Road benefit more countries and people. The State Council Information Office released a white paper titled "The Belt and Road Initiative: A Key Pillar of the Global Community of Shared Future" on Wednesday.

The white paper said that in March 2013, President Xi Jinping put forward the concept of building a community of human destiny; in September and October, he successively proposed to build the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and "21st Century Maritime Silk Road". The "One Belt, One Road" initiative creatively inherits and carries forward the ancient Silk Road, the historical and civilizational development of mankind, and gives it a new spirit of the times and humanistic connotations, providing a practical platform for building a community of human destiny.

The white paper points out that over the past 10 years, under the joint efforts of all parties, the construction of "One Belt, One Road" has evolved from a Chinese initiative to international practice, transformed from an idea to an action, from a vision to a reality, and from a "large-scale layout" to a "brush painting" of meticulous work. from a "broad strokes painting" to a "brush painting" of meticulous cultivation. It has made solid achievements and become a popular international public product and international cooperation platform.

The white paper says that over the past 10 years, the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" has not only brought tangible benefits to the countries concerned, but has also made positive contributions to promoting the healthy development of economic globalization, solving the problems of global development, and improving the system of global governance, opening up new paths for mankind to realize modernization together, and promoting the building of a community of human destiny.

The white paper points out that China is willing to work with other countries to unswervingly promote the high-quality construction of the "Belt and Road", implement the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative, and build a world of lasting peace, universal security, common prosperity, openness and inclusiveness, also cleanliness and beauty. Let the flame of peace be passed on from generation to generation, let the momentum of development continue to flow, let the light of civilization shine, and jointly draw a beautiful picture of a community of human destiny.

In addition to the foreword and conclusion, the white paper is divided into five parts, namely: originating from China and belonging to the world; paving the way for common development and prosperity; promoting all-round and multi-disciplinary connectivity; injecting positive energy into world peace and development; and advancing the high-quality construction of the "One Belt, One Road" in a stable and far-reaching manner.


Translated by  Gong Ye