Solidarity and cooperation to jointly maintain world peace and stability
—— On studying and implementing the keynote speech delivered by President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum
Commentator of Guangming Daily
On the evening of June 22, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum by video and delivered a keynote speech entitled “Grasp the Trend of the Times and Create a Bright Future”.
At present, the century-old changes in the world and the epidemic of the century are intertwined. Various security challenges are emerging one after another. The world economy is struggling to recover, and global development has encountered serious setbacks. For the long-term development of all mankind, President Xi Jinping pointed out, where is the world heading? Peace or War? Growth or decline? Open or closed? Cooperation or confrontation? It is the question of the times before us. Faced with the question of the times, President Xi Jinping has made great noises – we must unite and cooperate to maintain world peace and stability; we must help each other to promote global sustainable development; we must help each other to achieve win-win cooperation; we must be inclusive and common Expand openness and integration. The four-point proposition explains China‘s plan and points out the way forward for improving people’s well-being at home and abroad and promoting world peace and development.
Solidarity and cooperation to maintain world peace and stability is the cornerstone of economic development. “Governing a country will always make you rich, but a disordered country will always make you poor.” Development requires security and peace as the premise. Painful history shows that hegemonism, bloc politics, and camp confrontation will not bring peace and security, but will only lead to war and conflict. Only by uniting and working together to maintain world peace and stability can the world economy regain confidence and return to the track of development.
Only by working together to maintain world peace and stability can we meet security challenges. If countries are in harmony, the world will be safe; if countries fight, the world will be in chaos. After experiencing the catastrophe of two world wars and the gloom of confrontation in the Cold War, human society realizes that only by insisting on dialogue and consultation can we build a world of lasting peace. The Ukrainian crisis once again sounded the alarm for the world: superstitious power status, expanding military alliances, and seeking their own security at the expense of the security of other countries will inevitably fall into a security dilemma. In the face of various current risks and challenges, in the face of a turbulent world, and in the face of changes in the global pattern in the post-epidemic era, strengthen solidarity and cooperation between emerging market countries and developing countries, especially with emerging economies represented by the BRICS countries. Ambient cooperation is more important than ever. Under the promotion of China, the BRICS countries have accelerated their cooperation, maintained close communication and coordination on major international and regional issues, accommodated each other’s core interests and major concerns, respected each other’s sovereignty, security and development interests, opposed hegemonism and power politics, and resisted the Cold War. Thinking and group confrontation, and jointly build a human security community. Only in this way is the right way to develop.
Unity and cooperation to maintain world peace and stability is the common cause of all mankind. Take the hearts of the people as the heart and the interests of the world as the interests. The total population of BRICS countries accounts for 42% of the world‘s total, and the development achievements of BRICS countries have a pivotal impact on world development. The earth on which we live is the common home of all mankind. The BRICS cooperation mechanism is precisely to promote world economic growth, promote the reform of the global governance system, and maintain international peace and stability. Not long ago, President Xi Jinping proposed a global security initiative, advocating that all countries adhere to the concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security; at the 2022 BRICS meeting and activities, China will host the “High-level Dialogue on Global Development” to discuss global development. The big plan… All this is to promote global development into a new era and benefit people of all countries. History tells us that peace is the common cause of mankind, which needs to be fought and maintained by all parties. Only when everyone cherishes and maintains peace can there be hope for peace.
This year is the “China Year” for BRICS cooperation. Since the establishment of the BRICS cooperation mechanism in 2006, the BRICS countries have accounted for 23% of the global economy, 18% of trade in goods, and 25% of foreign investment. They are an important force in the world economy that cannot be ignored. In the first five months of this year, bilateral trade between China and the other four BRICS countries continued to grow, with a total import and export value of 1.31 trillion yuan, which injected a boost for the recovery of the world economy. Facts have proved that the cooperation of the BRICS countries not only benefits the people of the BRICS countries, but also brings tangible benefits to people all over the world.
At present, BRICS cooperation has entered a new stage of high-quality development. It is expected that the development results of BRICS cooperation will benefit all people. As long as we raise the sails of mutual benefit and win-win results and hold the rudder of solidarity and cooperation, the big ship of the BRICS countries will be able to ride the wind and waves and sail to a brighter and better shore!
“Guangming Daily” (Version 01 on June 24, 2022)