At dialogue of world"s parties, president vows CPC will help safeguard global peace, stability
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, walks into the meeting room on Friday with delegates who are in Beijing to attend the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting. The meeting is the first multilateral diplomatic event hosted by China after the CPC"s 19th National Congress in October. XU JINGXING/CHINA DAILY
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, called on political parties worldwide on Friday to make joint efforts to build a community of shared future for mankind as the Communist Party of China, the world"s largest political party with 89 million members, held the first high-level dialogue with world political parties in Beijing.
Xi, also president, made the remarks in his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting at the Great Hall of the People.
Xi pledged that the CPC will continue to make contributions to safeguarding global peace and stability, pursuing happiness for people around the world, and boosting cultural exchanges among different civilizations.
Xi"s speech, lasting about half an hour, drew applause nearly 20 times from the around 600 delegates. The meeting is the first multilateral diplomatic event hosted by China after the CPC"s 19th National Congress in October.
The CPC will provide exchange opportunities for 15,000 people from political parties around the world in the next five years, Xi said, while proposing to establish such a meeting as a fixed political mechanism with wide influence.
The concept of building a community of shared future for mankind, raised by Xi in 2013, has been translated into real actions with such moves as jointly building the Belt and Road, Xi said.
Noting that China has offered much assistance and beneficiary loans for developing nations in recent decades, Xi said that since its establishment in 1921, the CPC has been striving not only for the happiness of Chinese people, but also for the happiness of people all over the world.
In his speech, Xi proposed to build a prosperous world that is far from poverty, open and inclusive, and clean and beautiful.
China will continue to create more opportunities for the world through pushing forward its economic development, Xi said, adding that China has contributed to more than 30 percent of global economic growth in the past five years.
China will neither import foreign countries" development modes nor export its own mode to other nations, Xi said.
He also expressed gratitude for the congratulatory messages sent by the political parties worldwide on the success of the CPC"s 19th National Congress and his re-election as the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in October.
The three-day meeting, which will focus on the responsibilities of political parties in building a community of shared future and a better world, is attended by leaders from over 300 parties and political organizations in more than 120 countries.
Marko Duric, vice-president of the Serbian Progressive Party and also director of the Kosovo Affairs Office of Serbia, said China is taking a more significant role in international affairs, so the ideas behind the success of China should be learned.
"The success we have seen in China in recent years has shown us that socialism with Chinese characteristics is giving results," he said while explaining why he would like to read the newly published second volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China.
Vojtech Filip, president of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, and also speaker of the Czech Parliament, said the CPC"s 19th National Congress provided new chances to show the world how to solve problems.
Arvind Kumar Shrivastava, a delegate from the Communist Party of India, said the meeting provided a "lifetime opportunity" for him to learn from the experiences of the Communist Party of China.
"China is transforming to a very powerful and prosperous country," he said, adding that the meeting is helpful for his party as well as his country.
Shrivastava said he had been to some villages in Guizhou province recently and was deeply impressed by the poverty reduction achievements in the remote mountainous region.
"We have seen how the villages are prosperous under the leadership of the CPC and how the poverty-alleviation program has been carried out successfully," he said.