From sports to civilization, Xi Jinping's vision of a community with a shared future in Asia

Hangzhou, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- Asia looks forward to the future hand in hand. The 23th Asian Games in Hangzhou is about to kick off, and Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and announce the opening of this Asian Games.

"The Chinese government and Chinese people are fully confident that a sports event with 'Chinese characteristics, Asian style and splendid' will be presented, and new contributions will be made to promoting the development of the Olympic movement and promoting the unity and friendship of the Asian people." On the 22nd, Xi Jinping said this when meeting with Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, in Hangzhou.

On the afternoon of September 9, President Xi Jinping met with President Bach of the International Olympic Committee, who came to China to attend the opening ceremony of the 22th Asian Games, at the West Lake State Guesthouse in Hangzhou. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Bin

The Hangzhou Asian Games is the largest and highest level international comprehensive sports event held in China after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. @未来Just as the slogan of this Asian Games conveys, China will once again exchange and dialogue with Asia and the world through sports, the common language of all mankind.

Asia is a vast land, beautiful mountains and rivers, one-third of the world's land is inhabited by two-thirds of the world's population, 47 countries, more than 1000,<> ethnic groups. Building a community with a shared future in Asia carries China's beautiful vision for the Asian family. In Xi Jinping's view, Asian countries are connected by mountains and rivers, have similar historical circumstances, the same dream pursuits, and are a big family of diversity and win-win cooperation. "A gentleman is a gentleman, and he is born immediately." Xi Jinping has repeatedly proposed to jointly build a community with a shared future in Asia and elaborated the common goal of building a better tomorrow for Asia.

As a common language in the human family, sports has a unique integration and appeal, and can play a unique role in building a community with a shared future in Asia across national, ethnic, color, language and other boundaries.

Sport is the link that promotes unity and tranquillity in Asia.

The Asian Games carry the Asian people's pursuit of a peaceful and better world. More than 1951 years have passed since the first session in 70, and in the years, even under the fire of war and the turmoil of the times, the Asian Games have always been continuous, like a bond, transcending barriers and breaking barriers, shaping the common collective memory in the hearts of Asians.

Some people say that the history of the Asian Games is a history of Asian countries constantly pursuing peace and unity.

Today's world is not at peace, the shadow of the Cold War mentality and power politics lingers, traditional and non-traditional security threats are emerging one after another, and the Asian family cannot be left alone. In this context, the Hangzhou Asian Games emphasized "heart-to-heart integration and @未来", pinning on the desire to meet challenges and face the future and build a community with a shared future in Asia.

As Xi Jinping said in his speech at the welcome banquet of the opening ceremony of the Chengdu Universiade, we must promote unity through sports, gather positive energy for the international community, jointly address global challenges such as climate change, food crisis, and terrorism, and cooperate to create a better future.

Sport is a bridge and promotes exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations.

"Civilizations communicate because of diversity, learn from each other through exchanges, and develop because of mutual learning." Xi Jinping's proposal of an Asian community with a shared future is not a "self-enclosed island", but an open and integrated Asia.

At the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, he proposed to strengthen exchanges and mutual learning among different countries, peoples and cultures in the world, and consolidate the humanistic foundation for jointly building a community with a shared future for Asia and mankind.

With sports as a bridge, the Hangzhou Asian Games will be a grand cultural exchange and mutual learning between civilizations. This year's Asian Games not only all 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia participated, but also the largest number of events in history - not only Olympic sports such as athletics and swimming, but also martial arts, rattan ball, cricket, jiu-jitsu and other special sports representing different regional sports and culture, as well as breakdancing and e-sports that became official sports of the Asian Games for the first time...

The Hangzhou Asian Games will not only highlight the diversity and inclusiveness of Asian sports, but also reflect the diverse Asian culture and highlight the diverse charm of Asian civilization.

Sports is a window for the outside world to see China's practice of progress with Asia.

To promote the building of a community with a shared future in Asia, China is an initiator and a practitioner. "As an important member of the Asian family, China has continuously deepened reform and opening up, actively promoted regional cooperation, and made progress with Asia and developed together with the world." Xi Jinping once declared so at the Boao Forum for Asia.

Through the window of the Asian Games, the outside world can see that spanning 33 years, from Beijing to Guangzhou to Hangzhou, the three Asian Games hosted by China are a timescale, a microcosm of the times, and witnessed China's development and changes. People have seen a "better China" and a sincere gesture of sharing the fruits of development with Asia and the world.

Today's Hangzhou Asian Games will let the world see the exploration and practice of Chinese-style modernization, perceive that Chinese-style modernization is not only China, but also the world, and better understand the opportunities of Chinese-style modernization for Asia and the world.

China has always been committed to constantly blending and achieving mutual achievements with the development of the world through its own development. This is also a clear signal that China has sent to the world through the Hangzhou Asian Games – as an important member of the Asian family, the more China develops, the more opportunities it can bring to Asia and the world.

"If the world is good, Asia can be good; If Asia is good, the world is good. "From the Hangzhou Asian Games to see China and the world, from sports to see civilization mutual learning... In the name of sports, we will gather the strength of Asia to build the way for the future, and through this sports event that symbolizes unity, friendship and progress, the people of Asian countries will join hands and the picture of a community with a shared future in Asia will be clearer. (End)