Chinese President Xi Jinping, also General secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, called for global cooperation to tackle the unprecedented challenges that all human beings are facing nowadays, Xinhua News Agency reports.
“Many leaders in the world have become national leaders, not global leaders. They have been erecting walls, instead of building bridges among the people,” former secretary-general of the United Nations said. Ban told Xinhua in an interview that he was “inspired” by the idea of building a community of a shared future for mankind proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, which may help reshape global governance and stands against those nationalist and populist arguments.
World leaders who were present at the high-level forum on global governance in China’s southern city of Guangzhou said China in the new era will bring more benefits to the world, as the country has shown leadership in global economy and promoting a multi-polar world. The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank offer more opportunities for other parties to work with China, they said.
Former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Japanese Prime Minister Yokio Hatoyama and others were present at the meeting.