Koh Chin Yee, CEO of Singapore-based think tank Longus Research Institute, said that China's international influence has expanded with its rising economic strength.
"With great power comes great responsibility," Koh said.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a press conference Wednesday on the sidelines of the parliamentary session that China will shoulder more responsibilities and contribute more to world peace and growth.
China-proposed structures provide opportunities for many countries and bring mutual benefits to all participants.
Under the Belt and Road Initiative alone, Chinese companies have invested 18.5 billion U.S. dollars in 56 economic and trade zones in countries along the routes, generating 1.1 billion dollars of tax and 180,000 jobs in host countries, Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said Saturday.
NPC deputy Li Dongsheng, chairman of electronics company TCL Corp., said the initiative gives Chinese companies the opportunities for win-win cooperation with companies from other countries.
"China pays more attention to inclusiveness, while some Western countries stress more on their own interests," Wang Wen said, adding that China's role in global governance is largely about sharing its experience with the world.
BUILD SHARED FUTURE
"Today, mankind has become a close-knit community of shared future," President Xi Jinping said in a keynote speech delivered to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January.
"All countries enjoy the right to development. At the same time, they should view their own interests in a broader context and refrain from pursuing them at the expense of others," Xi said.
As a clear sign of global recognition of Xi's concept, the UN Commission for Social Development in February approved by consensus a resolution calling for more support for Africa "to create a shared future, based upon our common humanity."
The concept aims to realize shared prosperity, a goal that is desirable for all countries, Chen said.
"China-proposed initiatives offer the limping world economy not only a new set of growth engines, but also a more positive perspective and attitude toward globalization," according to Koh.
Koh added there will be increasing enthusiasm and support for China-proposed systems from a wider community of countries, especially developing ones.
China is ready to work with the international community to build a new type of international relations based on cooperation and mutual benefit, and make new contribution to building a community of shared future for all mankind.
"We will open our arms to the people of other countries and welcome them aboard the express train of China's development," Xi has said.