Kitichai Yoksirimanee (杨钏玉), Honorary President of Myanmar Chinese Chamber of Commerce:
As a representative of over 60 million overseas Chinese, I was invited to attend the first session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. I felt a deep sense of honor and mission, as the invitation implies recognition of overseas Chinese by our country of origin. Attending the meetings as non-voting delegates has enabled us to witness, understand, participate as well as have our say in the development of China, while also providing new generations of overseas Chinese with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their country of origin.
Highlighted in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, “working to build a community of shared future for mankind” has been written into the Party Constitution. And during the two sessions this year, it has been included into the draft amendment to China’s Constitution as a defining aspect of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
The philosophy of “harmony in diversity” and “a world truly shared by all” is particularly cherished in the Chinese culture. In terms of the development of human civilization, Xi’s vision to achieve shared and win-win development based on extensive consultation and joint contribution has offered the Chinese wisdom and Chinese approach to solving the problems facing mankind. The people-oriented humanistic spirit originates from brilliant Chinese culture. The vision of a community of shared future for mankind is rooted in the successful practice of China’s diplomacy, carries on the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and serves as a theoretical innovation in international relations that keeps up with the trend of the times.
Peace and development are what people of all countries long for, and China’s proposal and approach to this goal have drawn more and more attention from the rest of the world. As a Chinese saying goes, a single flower does not make spring, while one hundred flowers in full blossom bring spring to the garden. Building a community of shared future for mankind and a new model of international relations will surely be embraced by more and more countries and will take root across the world, bringing ever-lasting and extensive benefits to all mankind.