Uphold justice and defend justice (harmony)-the source of strength for China-Africa friendly relations to carry forward the past and the future ③
China and Africa join hands to build a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era, which will surely inject strong impetus into promoting the collective rise of developing countries and promote the development of a more balanced international balance of power, and will continue to strengthen the international community’s power to uphold justice and defend justice
At present, a century of changes and a century of epidemics are intertwined and superimposed, and the world has entered a period of turbulent change. China is the largest developing country in the world, and Africa is the continent with the largest concentration of developing countries. The two sides jointly safeguarding true multilateralism and international fairness and justice are of great significance to safeguarding the common interests of developing countries and promoting international cooperation.
When delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, President Xi Jinping summed up the development of China-Africa relations and proposed the spirit of China-Africa friendship and cooperation, with “upholding justice and defending justice” as an important content. This summary has profoundly revealed the important role of bilateral cooperation in safeguarding international fairness and justice over the past 65 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Africa. Confidence in the justice of the country.
Upholding justice and defending justice is the moral responsibility of China-Africa friendly cooperation. China and Africa share a common historical experience, and both sides have a historical consciousness of upholding justice and defending justice. From China‘s support of the just cause of anti-imperialist, anti-colonial and national liberation in Africa to a group of African countries supporting the restoration of New China‘s legal seat in the United Nations, China and Africa have always supported and cooperated closely with each other on the international stage. China-Africa cooperation has always been opposed. A banner of hegemony and power, practice multilateralism, and safeguard the common interests of developing countries. For a long time, China has promised that a vote in the United Nations will always belong to a developing country. This is a tangible manifestation of China and Africa upholding justice and defending justice.
How to develop relations with Africa reflects the moral principles and mindset of a major country’s foreign policy. For decades, China-Africa relations have continuously opened up new realms, setting a model for the construction of a new type of international relations. This is not only because the two sides have a deep traditional friendship and complementary interests, but also because the two sides have always adhered to principles and communicated with each other by righteousness. China has always maintained that there is no one-size-fits-all development model in the world, and it has always firmly supported African countries in taking a development path that suits their own national conditions. China has always emphasized that the realization of development and rejuvenation is Africa’s due right, and actively advocates that all parties respect African sovereignty, listen to African opinions, value African propositions, and honor its commitments to Africa. China adheres to the correct view of justice and interests, actively leads international cooperation with Africa, and provides a lot of support for Africa to achieve independent and sustainable development. African countries have long abided by the basic norms of international relations and provided important support for China to safeguard sovereignty, security and development interests, promote national unity, and achieve development and revitalization.
On the international stage, China and Africa have a strong political consensus and responsibility for upholding justice and defending justice. China and Africa have always supported and cooperated closely with each other, firmly safeguarding the international system with the United Nations as the core, the international order based on international law, and the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, so as to promote the international order towards a more just and reasonable international system. The direction of development. Both sides unanimously oppose unilateralism and protectionism, and are committed to maintaining an open world economy and multilateral trading system. China and Africa firmly support increasing the representation and voice of developing countries, especially African countries, in the international governance system. Both China and Africa believe that solidarity and cooperation are the most powerful weapons to combat the new crown pneumonia epidemic. They jointly oppose the politicization and labelling of the epidemic, and oppose racial discrimination and ideological prejudice. They all advocate improving the accessibility and affordability of the new crown vaccine. To break the vaccine deficit and eliminate the “vaccine gap” through international cooperation. China announced that it will provide another 1 billion doses of vaccines to Africa, implement 10 medical and health projects for African countries, and send 1,500 medical team members and public health experts to Africa. It is also practicing multilateralism and safeguarding international fairness and justice.
The development of solidarity and cooperation with African countries is an important cornerstone of China‘s foreign policy, and it is also China‘s long-term firm strategic choice. Focusing on the future, China and Africa will work together to build a community with a shared future for China and Africa in the new era. This will surely inject strong impetus to promote the collective rise of developing countries and promote the development of a more balanced international balance of power, and it will continue to grow the international community. The power to uphold justice and defend justice.
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