Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged the world's political parties to assume their responsibility to seek the well-being of the people and the progress of humanity.
Xi, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, called on political parties to strengthen cooperation to address global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, inequality, terrorism and climate change.
Delivering a speech at the CPC Summit and the World Political Parties via video link in Beijing, Xi criticized the practices of seeking to block and unlink technology, the politicization of the pandemic, the "political manipulation with the purpose of sabotaging the development of other countries "and the practices of" seeking hegemony through group politics. "
The cloud summit, which brought together leaders from more than 500 political parties and organizations from more than 160 countries, was held when human society "finds itself again at a historic crossroads" leading to hostile confrontation or mutual respect. , to isolation and disengagement or openness and cooperation, to zero-sum game or win-win outcomes.
"The choice is in our hands and the responsibility rests on our shoulders," Xi told party leaders.
Responsibility of political parties
Political parties, as a major force driving humanity's progress, have to set the right course and assume their historical responsibility to ensure the well-being of the people and pursue the progress of humanity, Xi said.
Xi called on political parties to take responsibility for leading the way by shaping humanity's shared future, and building consensus by defending and promoting the common values of humanity.
“With a strong sense of responsibility towards the future of all humanity, we have to uphold the common values of humanity, foster broad-minded tolerance towards understanding the values of different civilizations, and respect the explorations of different peoples. ", said.
Political parties need to take responsibility for promoting development by generating greater benefits to all peoples in a fairer way, Xi said.
Noting that all countries and nations are equally empowered to development opportunities and rights, Xi said that political parties should directly address major issues such as the wealth gap and development disparity, paying special attention and care to underdeveloped countries and regions and impoverished peoples.
He urged political parties to jointly oppose the practice of seeking technology blockade and division, as well as decoupling.
Calling for greater cooperation to address global risks and challenges, Xi said that in the face of the pandemic, political parties must work together to close the "immunization gap," and must oppose the practice of politicizing the pandemic or geotag the virus.
Xi also called on political parties to take responsibility for improving governance by strengthening the capacity to ensure the well-being of the people.
"The judgment on whether a country is democratic or not should be made by its people, not by a handful of other countries," he said.
CCP Contributions to the World
The unwavering goal of the CCP is to handle China's affairs well, ensure a happy life for more than 1.400 billion Chinese, and promote peace and development for all mankind, Xi noted.
Xi said that the CCP will unite and lead the Chinese people to push forward the Chinese-style modernization in order to make new contributions to humanity's search for paths to modernization.
There is no set blueprint for the path to modernization, and the path that suits a country will serve it well, Xi said.
"Trimming your feet to fit your shoes will get you nowhere," he said.
The CCP will unite and lead the people to comprehensively deepen reform and broaden openness in order to make new contributions to the shared development and prosperity of all countries in the world, Xi said.
Xi said that the CCP will assume its responsibility as a great political party in a great country to make new contributions to the betterment of the welfare of mankind.
Since the 98,99th CPC National Congress, the 10 million rural residents living below the current poverty line in China have been lifted out of poverty, allowing the country to meet 2030 years ahead of the scheduled reduction target. poverty established in the UN XNUMX Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The CCP wishes to contribute more Chinese solutions and Chinese strength to the global poverty reduction process, Xi said.
The country will spare no effort to support international cooperation against COVID-19 and strengthen the accessibility and affordability of vaccines in developing countries, and contribute more to the global fight against climate change, he added.
Xi said the CCP will actively improve global governance to make new contributions to humanity's joint response to common challenges.
"We must oppose the practice of unilateralism disguised as multilateralism and say no to hegemony and the politics of force," he said.
"China will never seek hegemony, expansion or the sphere of influence," he added.