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Hand in hand to build a China-Africa community with a shared future in a new era——Interpretation of the keynote speech delivered by President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

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Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 30th Topic: Hand in hand to build a China-Africa community with a shared future in a new era—Interpretation of the keynote speech delivered by President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Xinhua News Agency reporters Wu Yue, Ma Zhuoyan, Zhu Chao, Wei Donghua

“I believe that with the joint efforts of China and Africa, this China-Africa Cooperation Forum meeting will be a complete success, gather the majestic strength of the 2.7 billion people of China and Africa, and promote the construction of a high-level China-Africa community with a shared future.”

On the evening of November 29th, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing by video and delivered a keynote speech entitled “Together in the same boat, carry forward the past, and join hands to build a China-Africa community with a shared future.”Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen

On the evening of November 29th, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in video mode and delivered a keynote speech entitled “Together in the Same Boat, Carry Forward the Past, and Join Hands to Build a China-Africa Community of Shared Destiny in the New Era”.

This high-profile meeting is China‘s major diplomatic action for developing countries this year. The friendly family of China and Africa has overcome difficulties and gathered together to jointly plan the future development direction of China-Africa relations. In his speech, President Xi Jinping reviewed and summarized the development experience of China-Africa relations, drew a new blueprint for China-Africa cooperation, and announced a series of new major measures for cooperation with Africa, injecting strong impetus into a higher level of development of the China-Africa community with a shared future.

  32 words summarizing the spirit of friendship and cooperation between China and Africa

Why are China-Africa relations good? Why is China-Africa friendship deep? In his speech, President Xi Jinping put forward the spirit of friendship and cooperation between China and Africa for the first time-“sincere friendship, equal treatment, mutual benefit and win-win, common development, uphold justice, defend justice, adapt to the current situation, and be open and inclusive”.

On the evening of November 29th, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing via video and delivered a keynote speech entitled “Together in the same boat, carry forward the past, and join hands to build a China-Africa community with a shared future.”Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Bin

Li Xinfeng, executive vice president of the China African Research Institute, said that since Egypt became the first African country to establish diplomatic relations with China, it has been 65 years since China and Africa opened diplomatic relations. The systematic summary of the experience of exchanges and cooperation also provides inspiration for the further development of China-Africa relations in the future.

On the evening of November 29th, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing via video and delivered a keynote speech entitled “Together in the same boat, carry forward the past, and join hands to build a China-Africa community with a shared future.”Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Pang Xinglei

China-Africa relations have come out one step at a time. We are in the same boat through storms and we share weal and woe.” Li Xinfeng said.

People will never forget-50 years ago, the vast number of developing countries, including African countries, “carried China into the United Nations”; in 2008, when China was hit by a devastating earthquake, the people of African countries generously donated money to support the Chinese people’s earthquake relief and relief efforts. reconstruction……

China will never forget the profound friendship of African countries.” President Xi Jinping’s words were full of affection.

China-Africa friendship is stronger than ever.” said Wang Heng, deputy dean of the African Research Institute of Zhejiang Normal University. After the outbreak of Bora haemorrhagic fever, China had no hesitation in extending a helping hand. On international occasions, China firmly supports African countries in achieving national independence and following a development path that suits their own national conditions.

Children on the shore of Lake Luxiwasi in Zambia welcome the trains of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway to their hometown (photographed in 1976).Xinhua News Agency

Li Xinfeng said that the high-level political mutual trust and profound friendship between China and Africa, and the leadership of the head of state diplomacy is particularly important among them. Especially since 2013, the frequency of high-level exchanges between China and Africa has been unprecedented, demonstrating the high level of China-Africa relations to the world——

In March 2013, President Xi Jinping went to Africa for the first time since he assumed the presidency of the country. He has visited Africa four times so far, and has traveled all over Africa, east, west, south, north, and central;

During the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, President Xi Jinping met with more than 50 African leaders one by one and attended nearly 70 bilateral and multilateral events;

In June 2020, President Xi Jinping presided over the special summit of China-Africa Solidarity Anti-epidemic in the form of video;

Since the epidemic, President Xi Jinping has made 17 calls with African heads of state, maintaining the density and enthusiasm of high-level exchanges between China and Africa…

  “Nine Projects” outline a new blueprint for China-Africa cooperation

In his speech, President Xi Jinping announced the “Nine Projects” of China-Africa cooperation in the next three years, covering health, poverty reduction and benefiting agriculture, trade promotion, investment drive, digital innovation, green development, capacity building, cultural exchanges, peace and security.

This is a rice field in Mozambique’s Mozambican Agricultural Park, Mozambique, taken by drones on April 7, 2019. Wanbao Mosang Agricultural Park is China‘s largest rice planting project in Africa, which has greatly alleviated the food shortage in Mozambique.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Yu

Wang Heng said that the “Nine Projects” outline a specific blueprint for China-Africa cooperation in the next three years, and they naturally link up with the “Ten Cooperation Plans” and “Eight Actions” announced at the Johannesburg Summit and Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The consistency and comprehensiveness of China-Africa cooperation are achieved.

In his speech, President Xi Jinping spoke highly of the results of cooperation between the two sides since the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. “For more than three years, China and Africa have worked hand in hand to promote the implementation of the “Eight Major Actions” and other summit results, completing a large number of key points. Cooperation projects”.

“Re-implementation” is a distinctive feature of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum. Since its establishment 21 years ago, the China-Africa Cooperation Forum has held 7 ministerial meetings and 3 summits under the mechanism of China-Africa Cooperation Forum. Based on the fundamental interests of the people of China and Africa, it has promoted the implementation of a series of major measures to support the development of Africa and deepen the friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Africa. It has brought tangible benefits to the people of both sides.

Li Xinfeng said that at present, China-Africa relations are in the best period in history. Under the mechanism of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China-Africa political mutual trust is becoming stronger, practical cooperation is fruitful, people-to-people exchanges are unprecedentedly close, and mutual support is increasingly firm. The forum has become a banner leading international cooperation with Africa in the new era.

Wang Heng said that the “nine projects” proposed by President Xi Jinping this time adapt to the current situation and characteristics of the African continent, fully respond to the concerns of the African people under the new situation, and are a kind of “precise cooperation.” “Implementing the’Nine Projects’ will help promote the quality and upgrade of China-Africa cooperation and develop in a deeper, more substantial and more sustainable direction. This is in line with China‘s global development initiative and the goal of the’Support for Africa’s Development Partnership Initiative’. “

This is a photovoltaic power station in Garissa, Kenya, taken on December 13, 2019.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie Han

In September this year, President Xi Jinping solemnly proposed the Global Development Initiative when attending the General Debate of the 76th UN General Assembly, calling on the international community to speed up the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and build a community with a shared future for global development; China and Africa jointly launched the “Support for Africa’s Development Partnership Initiative” “It is emphasized that all countries should conduct cooperation with Africa under the premise of respecting African sovereignty and listening to African voices, give full play to their respective advantages, and do more and do more practical things for the well-being of the African people.

Analysts believe that the “Nine Projects” have grasped “development”, the master key to solving all problems, and are highly compatible with the African Union’s “2063 Agenda” and the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Inject new impetus into China-Africa cooperation.

“Only when Africa succeeds can the efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals succeed.” After listening to President Xi Jinping’s speech, UN Secretary-General Guterres said, “I appreciate China‘s role in the development of Africa.”

  Join hands to build a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era

Standing at a new historical starting point, in his keynote speech on the 29th, President Xi Jinping put forward four propositions on building a community with a shared future for China and Africa in the new era:

“First, insist on uniting to fight the epidemic”;

“Second, deepen pragmatic cooperation”;

“Third, promote green development”;

“Fourth, maintain fairness and justice.”

On September 2, 2020, at a nucleic acid test sampling site in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, members of the Chinese anti-epidemic medical expert group took a group photo with local staff. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo courtesy of the expert group)

At the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in 2015, President Xi Jinping pointed out that “China and Africa have always been a community with a shared future”; at the 2018 Beijing Summit, President Xi Jinping proposed “building a closer China-Africa community with a shared future”.

In the past few years, President Xi Jinping’s efforts to promote the establishment of a China-Africa community with a shared future have been consistent. The connotation of the China-Africa community with a shared future has also been enriched and the path has become clearer.

“The four propositions put forward this time have a strong practical relevance and the times of advancing with the times.” Li Xinfeng believes that unity to fight the epidemic is an important task of China-Africa cooperation at the moment. In his speech, President Xi Jinping announced that The provision of a large number of specific anti-epidemic assistance including 1 billion doses of vaccines continues the fine tradition of seeking truth and pragmatism in China-Africa cooperation, and is also a powerful interpretation of the China-Africa community with a shared future.

On February 10, 2021, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, staff sorted out the Chinese new crown vaccine in transit at the airport. This is the first batch of vaccine assistance provided by the Chinese government to African countries. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Li Boyuan)

“Strengthen digital economic cooperation”, “advocate the concept of green and low-carbon, and actively develop renewable energy such as solar and wind energy” and “follow the righteous propositions of developing countries”… Chairman Xi Jinping pointed out in his speech.

Wang Heng said that in a new historical period, China and Africa will face the future and work together to meet the common challenges of all mankind, playing an increasingly important role in global issues, and becoming a distinctive feature of the China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era.

At present, almost all non-members of the forum have joined the big cooperative family of co-constructing the “Belt and Road” initiative. Experts said that as a new path and a new platform for building a community with a shared future for mankind, the “Belt and Road” cooperation will basically achieve “full coverage” in Africa and will play an important role in building a high-level China-Africa community with a shared future. The realization of high standards, people’s livelihood, and sustainable goals will implement the concept of sharing a common destiny. The China-Africa community with a shared future will surely set a model for building a community with a shared future for mankind in the new era.

The world today is facing major changes unseen in a century. Facing new opportunities and challenges, China and Africa need to unite and cooperate more. The holding of this forum will surely promote the continuous deepening of political mutual trust between China and Africa, the improvement and upgrading of pragmatic cooperation, the construction of a high-level China-Africa community with a shared future, and make new and greater contributions to building a community with a shared future for mankind.

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