MULTILATERALISM THE RIGHT CHOICE
"The baton of history has been passed to our generation, and we must make the right choice, a choice worthy of the people's trust and of our times," Xi said at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September.
As the world is caught up in headwinds and setbacks in global governance, Xi made clear China's stance of upholding multilateralism at various international events, sharing China's thoughts on global governance reform and safeguarding world peace and stability.
Calling on countries to stay true to multilateralism, Xi said global governance should be based on the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits.
"To put into practice the principle of multilateralism, we must act, not just talk," Xi said, urging all countries to focus on action.
At the UN meetings, Xi announced a series of major initiatives and measures China will take such as providing 50 million U.S. dollars to the China-FAO South-South Cooperation Trust Fund (Phase III), extending the Peace and Development Trust Fund between the UN and China by five years after it expires in 2025, and donating another 10 million dollars to UN Women in the coming five years, among other initiatives.
Facing one of the most severe public health challenges in recent history, countries across the globe have come to realize that they share a common future and must join hands in building a community of health for all.
Actions to promote Xi's vision of a community with a shared future for humanity have been well underway, and China's proposals for building communities with a shared future in various fields, including cyberspace, ocean and health, have been received warmly.
As Foreign Minister Wang Yi envisioned -- if all countries truly come together and forge ahead side by side, the world will emerge from the pandemic more prosperous and humanity will embrace a better future.