China will hold the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) starting from Wednesday under the theme of "exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future." Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony.
During the conference, President Xi will further share his vision of civilization with more than 2,000 government officials and representatives from 47 countries.
Over the past five years, the Chinese president has visited more than 50 countries, and during his trips he has cited Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, British playwright William Shakespeare, and U.S. author Mark Twain to forge cultural exchanges, and to offer to the world the Chinese idea of upholding inclusiveness.
Here is a quick look at Xi's vision of civilization.
Over the past two years, Xi's appeal has been incorporated into various documents, such as the UN Security Council resolutions, the UN Human Rights Council resolutions, the Qingdao Declaration of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Beijing Action Plan (2019-2021).
Now, China has established 548 Confucius Institutes and 1,193 Confucius Classrooms in 154 countries and regions, with 1.87 million students enrolled, according to the latest data.
Moreover, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has also opened a new path to improve global governance and increase mutual understanding between different civilizations.