Highlights of Xi's speech at opening of CDAC

May. 15, 2019 23:42:00

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2019. Photo by Ju Peng

By Wang Di, Xu Lingui, Yang Hui, Fu Shuangqi, Wang Yaguang, Xie Jiang, Xie Hao

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday (May 15) delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) in Beijing. Following are some highlights of his speech.

 Besides economic and technological strength, cultural strength is also needed for humanity to cope with common challenges and head toward a bright future.

 We hope that all Asian countries will respect and trust each other, co-exist in harmony, expand cross-border, cross-time-and-space as well as cross-civilization exchanges, and jointly maintain the peaceful time that is more valuable than gold.

 Civilizations will lose vitality if countries go back to isolation and cut themselves off from the rest of the world.

 It is foolish to believe that one's race and civilization are superior to others, and it is disastrous to willfully reshape or even replace other civilizations.

 Various civilizations are not destined to clash.

 Exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations should be conducted in a reciprocal and equal manner, and be diversified and multi-directional. The exchanges should neither be compulsory or forced, nor one-directional.

 Civilizations need to keep pace with the times.

 In the future, China will surely embrace the world with a more open posture and contribute more dynamic civilization achievements to the world. (BEIJING 2019-05-15 17:51:18)

Editor: Miao Hong

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