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Chinese Solution Strives to Promote Global Development

Source: Science and Technology Daily | 2022-11-23 17:29:57 | Author: TANG Zhexiao

A hot-running test is carried out on a section of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway in Bandung, Indonesia. Built with Chinese technology, it is a flagship project that combines the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative with Indonesia's Global Maritime Fulcrum strategy. (PHOTO: XINHUA)

Edited by Tang Zhexiao

Themed "Recover Together, Recover Stronger," the 17th Group of 20 (G20) Summit held on November 15 and 16, focused on three priority issues, namely, global health architecture, sustainable energy transition and digital transformation.

Speaking on the eve of the G20 Summit, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for joint global efforts to address global challenges such as climate change and sustainable development.

The world is going through momentous changes unseen in a century, which are consequential to the world, to our times, and to history.

The global community not only expects the G20 to build consensus, and promote open, inclusive, and mutually beneficial cooperation, but also expects China to continue playing an active role in solving the global development dilemma.

But development for what and what kind of development do we need? More and more people are now thinking about such issues as the impact of the pandemic continues to impede the global economy.

Promoting global development means all countries need to work together to face the challenges. Major countries need to act like major countries. They should provide more global public goods, take up their due responsibilities and live up to people's expectations.

"The modernization of a small number of Western countries was based on the exploitation, oppression and colonization of almost the entire world. China is not developing by exploiting any other country; China is developing itself and modernizing itself, and at the same time helping other countries to develop and modernize," said Keith Bennett, British business leader and vice chair of the 48 Group Club.

From deepening international cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19, to promoting digital economy, green transformation, and ensuring food and energy security, China has always stood by the developing countries, making its contribution to global development.

Marzuki Alie, former speaker of the People's Representative Council of Indonesia, said China has become essential in improving global governance and can help developing countries have a stronger voice on the international stage.

The concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind shows China is willing to work with other countries to create a peaceful and secure world with openness and inclusiveness, said Marzuki.

The latest World Bank report shows that from 2013 to 2021, China contributed up to 38.6 percent on average to world economic growth, becoming a major trading partner of more than 140 countries and regions, with its total trade in goods ranking first in the world.

The Chinese path to modernization aims to seek a balance and leave no one behind, which will lead to peaceful global development, according to former Bolivian President Evo Morales.

China always supports multilateralism and shares its development with the rest of the world, said Morales, adding that China is profoundly different from some Western countries, which set conditions when they invest, "such as privatization."

Guterres noted that while global development remains highly unequal and imbalanced, the UN commends China's commitment to multilateralism. When it comes to helping developing countries realize common development, China's efforts have been unmatched. The UN wishes to continue to work closely with China and looks forward to China playing an even more important role in upholding world peace and development.

Editor: 汤哲枭

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