Xi's trip promotes peace

Updated: 2015-05-14 08:15

(China Daily)

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Xi's trip promotes peace

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana, Kazakhstan, May 7, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Eurasian trip by President Xi Jinping, which has just wrapped up, has proved fruitful, pushing forward China's cooperation with these Eurasian countries on a mutually beneficial basis.

During the trip, Xi visited Kazakhstan, attended the ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-45) in Moscow, and then visited Belarus.

Xi's meeting with some Russian and Belarusian veterans, his visit to a history museum in Belarus, as well as other activities and the numerous agreements he signed with host countries, have demonstrated to the world the Chinese stance that history should always be kept in mind, while peace and cooperation should be cherished, to create a bright future.

The pragmatic cooperation forged between China and the three Eurasian nations during Xi's visit will inject vitality into the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt, an initiative advocated by Xi during his visit to Kazakhstan in 2013.

At a time when the world is increasingly becoming a community with a common destiny, cooperation and a win-win approach should be the basic policy orientation of all countries. History has proved that the "law of jungle" and the "zero-sum" mentality only lead to misery and war.

As two countries that made huge contributions to World War II and which are also permanent members of the UN Security Council, the perception of the war shared by China and Russia is of great practical significance. In a joint declaration signed by the two heads of state, both countries vowed to firmly safeguard the fruits of victory in World War II, oppose any distortions of history and make every effort to prevent such a tragedy happening again.

The above is an abridgement of a People's Daily article published on Wednesday.