Beijing, 6 Jun (ZXS) -- On 5 June, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, president of the state, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended a forum on cultural inheritance and development in Beijing and delivered an important speech. Overseas Chinese and ethnic Chinese said one after another that the speech further strengthened cultural self-confidence, enhanced national cohesion, and provided valuable spiritual impetus for building a culturally powerful country, building a modern civilization of the Chinese nation, and promoting mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations.

The historical context is endless, and the Chinese civilization is firmly rooted in opening up new ones. Lin Chuqin, chairman of the Thai Chinese Entrepreneur Association, said that General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech has pointed out the direction for overseas Chinese to spread the excellent traditional Chinese culture overseas, and as Chinese culture blooms into a new era brilliance, overseas Chinese people's value identity and cultural confidence in Chinese culture have also been continuously enhanced.

General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that the outstanding characteristics of Chinese civilization include continuity, innovation, unity, inclusiveness and peace. Japanese overseas Chinese writer Cai Linhai said that from the continuity of Chinese civilization, overseas Chinese and ethnic Chinese have re-understood the "cultural genes" flowing in their blood, can not only understand ancient and modern China, but also perceive the future China, and they build a bridge of cultural exchanges with the advantages of integrating China and foreign countries, and contribute to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

Gao Jie, president of the Sichuan-Chongqing Hometown Association in Egypt, believes that overseas Chinese are practitioners of the peace of Chinese civilization, and they are kind to others and advocate justice. In the practice of overseas work and life, they drive local development, maintain China's good image, and make Chinese civilization have a vivid portrayal in overseas society.

Kwong Yuanping, president of the Australian Outstanding Chinese Entrepreneurs Association, said that overseas Chinese have a unique role in inheriting and developing China's excellent traditional culture and promoting cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries. General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech has stimulated overseas Chinese and Chinese people's pride in Chinese civilization, and has strong guiding significance for undertaking new cultural missions and striving to build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation.

General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed that it is the only way to open up and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics on the profound foundation of more than 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and integrate the basic tenets of Marxism with China's specific conditions and with China's excellent traditional culture. Wang Yunru, executive vice president of the French Association for the Promotion of Sino-French Relations, was deeply touched by this, saying that this is the cultural inheritance of modernization thinking, showing the unique charm of Chinese civilization advancing with the times, tolerance and openness, and will surely make it radiate new vitality and vitality.

"The Chinese nation is a nation with roots and soul, the ancestors of humanities are our roots, and the Chinese culture is our soul." Le Taowen, a tenured professor at Weber State University in the United States, said that as an important part of the sons and daughters of China, overseas Chinese can only effectively promote civilizational exchanges and mutual learning if they accurately understand the connotation of Chinese culture and Chinese civilization.

Le Taowen said that the world needs rationality and justice, and the Chinese culture of loving peace and cherishing friendship is a good recipe for promoting world peace, development and win-win cooperation.

"Chinese culture is the source of national identity and the cornerstone of national pride." Wu Hao, president of the Russian Federation of Overseas Chinese and Chinese Youth, said that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, China has adhered to the development of advanced socialist culture, strengthened the construction of socialist spiritual civilization, cultivated and practiced the core socialist values, inherited and carried forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture, and the international influence of Chinese culture has been continuously enhanced.

Wang Peizhong, president of the Egyptian Chinese Federation, believes that the broad and profound Chinese culture is the foundation of overseas Chinese in a multicultural environment, and the sons and daughters of Chinese at home and abroad will strive to create a more brilliant and splendid new culture belonging to the new era of the Chinese nation with stronger cultural self-confidence.

Cai Jiayi, president of the Guangdong Hometown Association and General Chamber of Commerce of Western Australia, said that overseas Chinese and Chinese will promote the prosperity and development of Chinese culture with practical actions and continue to strive for the construction of modern civilization of the Chinese nation. (End)