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(Focus Interview): In 2021, the new crown pneumonia epidemic will continue to impact the world, and the evolution of major changes unseen in a century will accelerate.

Faced with common challenges and complex situations, President Xi Jinping has intensively carried out head-of-state diplomacy. Since the beginning of this year, he has frequently attended important multilateral and bilateral events, and conducted nearly a hundred "cloud diplomacy" activities through exchanges of telephone calls, exchanges of letters, and video conferences. The world conveys confidence and motivation, promotes the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind, and demonstrates the mission and responsibility of leaders of major powers.

  On January 25, 2021, President Xi Jinping attended the World Economic Forum "Davos Agenda" Dialogue in Beijing via video. This was the first multilateral diplomatic event he attended this year.

President Xi Jinping delivered a special speech entitled "Let the Torch of Multilateralism Illuminate the Way Forward for Mankind".

In his speech, he profoundly analyzed the international situation, not only clearly outlined the four major issues facing this era, but also proposed practical and effective solutions, that is, to maintain and practice multilateralism and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

  "Anti-epidemic cooperation" has been a key word in the heads of state's multilateral diplomatic activities this year.

At the World Economic Forum's "Davos Agenda Dialogue" in January this year, President Xi Jinping launched an initiative to strengthen vaccine cooperation, so that vaccines can truly become public products that people around the world can use and can afford.

At the Global Health Summit held in May this year, President Xi Jinping proposed to abandon "vaccine nationalism", solve the problem of vaccine production and distribution, and increase the accessibility and affordability of developing countries.

At the APEC Leaders’ Informal Meeting in July this year, President Xi Jinping stated that China has provided more than 500 million doses of vaccines to developing countries and will provide another US$3 billion in international assistance in the next three years.

  Since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, President Xi Jinping has always focused on the common challenges of human health. China has actively participated in the global fight against the epidemic and demonstrated its responsibility as a major country with practical actions. It has been widely praised by the international community, especially developing countries.

  On February 7, 2021, the first batch of vaccines aided by China to Cambodia arrived in Phnom Penh.

  On April 7, 2021, Nepal started China's new crown vaccination work.

  On May 17, 2021, China's third batch of anti-epidemic aid materials arrived in Egypt.

  Since 2021, the world economy has gradually recovered, but it has shown significant differentiation and imbalance. The epidemic in some countries has returned, and economic recovery has been severely constrained.

It is particularly important to promote global cooperation, break down trade barriers, and maintain multilateralism.

"A big country needs to look like a big country and show more responsibility. To tear down walls instead of building walls, to open up instead of isolation, and to integrate instead of decoupling." President Xi Jinping has time and time again on many important multilateral diplomatic occasions this year. It demonstrates the firm determination of the leaders of major powers to safeguard globalization and multilateralism.

  As the economy with the strongest global economic recovery, China's GDP growth rate reached 12.7% in the first half of 2021, not only handing in the most dazzling answer in the global epidemic examination, but also opening the door to opportunities for all countries in the world.

In May of this year, China successfully hosted the first China International Consumer Goods Expo, attracting more than 1,500 exhibitors from about 70 countries and regions.

This year coincides with the tenth year of the launch of China-Europe Express. Up to now, the cumulative number of China-Europe Express Express has exceeded 40,000, with a cumulative value of more than 200 billion U.S. dollars. The World Bank report believes that by 2030, the “Belt and Road” is expected to help the world. 7.6 million people were lifted out of extreme poverty, and 32 million people were lifted out of moderate poverty.

  In the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia 2021 Annual Conference, President Xi Jinping emphasized that the “Belt and Road” is a sunny avenue for everyone to advance hand in hand, not a private path of one party. The pursuit of the “Belt and Road” is development and advocacy. It is a win-win situation, and it conveys hope.

  2021 is a critical year for global environmental governance.

On May 19 this year, President Xi Jinping witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant and the Xu Dabao Nuclear Power Plant in Beijing through a video link with Russian President Putin.

  After this major project is completed and put into operation, the annual power generation will reach 37.6 billion kilowatt-hours, which is equivalent to a reduction of 30.68 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, which will add tremendous impetus to the global green and low-carbon transformation.

In April this year, President Xi Jinping reached a consensus at a video summit held with French and German leaders to make the response to climate change an important pillar of China-EU cooperation.

Also at the Leaders Climate Summit held in April, President Xi Jinping fully explained the concept of a community of human and natural life for the first time, and pointed out the way for countries to work together to meet environmental challenges and create a clean and beautiful world.

  President Xi Jinping's speech focused on the common destiny of mankind, provided Chinese wisdom and Chinese solutions for global environmental governance, and won wide acclaim from all over the world.

  Anti-epidemic cooperation, economic development, climate and environment, these issues are closely related to the destiny of all mankind.

The new crown pneumonia epidemic has accelerated the adjustment of the international pattern, and the world has entered a period of turbulent change.

The international community is undergoing major tests of multilateral and unilateral, openness and closure, cooperation and confrontation.

"What's going on in the world, what shall we do?" The question of this era needs to be answered urgently.

  On the evening of July 6, the summit of the leaders of the Communist Party of China and the world's political parties was held in a video connection.

General Secretary Xi Jinping and political party leaders from all over the world gathered in the "cloud" to discuss the important proposition of "For the people's happiness: the responsibility of political parties."

Leaders of more than 500 political parties and political organizations from more than 160 countries, more than 10,000 political parties and representatives from all walks of life attended the summit.

This is also just five days after the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping explained to the international community the concern and concern of the Communist Party of China for the future and destiny of mankind for the first time.

  Over the years, while China has continued to develop itself, it has also made continuous efforts for a more equal world.

Statistics show that since 2008, China has absorbed 25% of the exports of the least developed countries and is the country with the largest amount of implementation of the “Debt Repayment Initiative for the Poorest Countries” among the G20 members, and has made practical efforts to narrow the North-South gap.

General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that the Communist Party of China will adhere to the people-centered development ideology, consider the profound propositions of national rejuvenation and human progress in a broad time and space dimension, and work together with political parties from all countries to create a better future.

  This year marks the 50th anniversary of New China's restoration of its legal seat in the United Nations and the 20th anniversary of its accession to the World Trade Organization. It is also the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and ASEAN.

Along the way, China has always held high the banner of multilateralism and promoted the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

In the current era where challenges and opportunities coexist, the value of the times of the concept of a community of shared future for mankind has become more prominent.

As General Secretary Xi Jinping said: “The road is long and long, and the action will come; if you do not stop, the future can be expected. The road ahead will be twists and turns, but it is also full of hope.” We firmly believe that under the guidance of Xi Jinping’s diplomatic thinking, China will work hand in hand with the world and continue to advance in the direction of building a community with a shared future for mankind, and jointly build a harmonious earth home for all things.

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