(Question of East and West) The fourth series of comments on the roots of civilization: Why does "the world under heaven" determine China's "world outlook"?

  China News Service, Beijing, November 11th, title: Why does the "world under heaven" determine China's "worldview"?

  China News Agency reporter Zhang Weiran

  China's development has always followed the eyes of the world.

In recent years, while viewing China from economic, technological, and military perspectives, Western societies have also tried to figure out why China has become the China it is today, especially the meaning of its ideological and cultural characteristics.

  Some people see that China's development is the rise of a civilized country, and they believe that China is a great country with good intentions and peace.

Some people say that China "a strong country must hegemony", and it will even move toward a "civilization conflict" with Western society.

  What is China's "world view"?

  To answer this proposition, we must go back to tradition and place it in the blood of the national spirit and civilization for "gene sequencing".

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Photo by Wang Fei

  Unlike modern Western countries that "put individual interests first," Chinese people not only want to live a good life on their own, but also pursue "university under heaven."

The "Great Harmony" from the "Book of Rites", represents the Confucian pursuit of self-cultivation and peace, ruling the country and the world, and the yearning for justice, people-oriented, and harmonious world order.

Although "Great Harmony under Heaven" originated in ancient times and originated in China, it faces the future and the world, becoming a "root memory" implanted in the bones of Chinese people.

  This "root memory" is written in history.

In the exchanges with various ethnic groups outside the region, China not only composes the long song of the Silk Road, but also creates the prosperous scene of Chang'an.

Through the ups and downs, China has always upheld the concept of Harmony, and advocated the kingly way of "subduing people by virtue" and opposed the hegemony of "subduing people by force". Although it has long been one of the most powerful countries in the world in history, it has never been colonized. And invade other countries.

  This "root memory" is also mirroring reality.

The Confucian philosophy of resolving disputes by peaceful, fair and civilized means has been integrated into the "world outlook" of New China.

China makes international friends, takes cooperation and win-win as the starting point of thinking, takes peaceful development as the path choice, and takes multiple coexistence as the value pursuit.

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China News Agency reporter Zhang Yuanshe

  In the process of combining the basic principles of Marxism with the excellent Chinese traditional culture, China has transcended the differences of nation-states and ideologies, creatively proposed the initiative of a community with a shared future for mankind, and internalized the ideal of "university under heaven" in its efforts to promote peace and development of mankind.

  Understanding the world from the perspective of "Great Harmony" allows China to see its own strengths, respect and tolerate differences, and seek the greatest common divisor of cooperation in a peaceful, harmonious, and harmonious manner.

The path choice of seeking "common" in "different" confirms what many Western Sinologists have pointed out that China is essentially a "civilized country".

  Today, some people in Europe and the United States link culture with national systems and delineate their camps to emphasize the "clash of civilizations", especially the new crown pneumonia epidemic to provoke the contradictions between China and the West, and the scum of hegemonism and populism has emerged.

The wisdom of "a world under heaven" can provide new thinking and new references for advancing global governance, promoting fairness and justice, and reconciling interest demands.

  No civilization is born as an "other."

Whether it is in the past, present or future, China will work with all nations in the world to inherit and develop the ideal of great unity, contribute Chinese wisdom to build a harmonious world of lasting peace and common prosperity, create a future for mankind, and seek great unity for the world.

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