Countries' dreams connected

Updated: 2015-05-20 07:47

(China Daily)

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By considering the world as "a community of common destiny", China has expressed its wish for peaceful development and presented its own strategy for win-win cooperation.

China's top leader Xi Jinping has mentioned "a community of common destiny" 62 times in public since the notion was first raised in a report approved by the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012.

We should raise awareness that countries should promote the common development of all countries when advancing their own development, engage in dialogue rather than confrontation, and be friends not allies. In the framework of win-win cooperation and joint development, one country's development should complement that of another.

All countries should bear in mind that a person's moustache will burn if he blows out another's candle.

Today, no country can realize its own security detached from world security, and no country's security should be based on another country's insecurity.

The world needs dialogues based on equality instead of condescension, and mutual appreciation instead of derogation. A community of common destiny showcases the promise that China's development will never be at the cost of other countries.

China had established partnerships of different forms with more than 70 countries and many regional organizations by 2014, and the friendly network is expanding.

In the past, changes in the international order were prompted by the concerns of involved parties' own interests, and persistent peace was therefore ever out of reach.

The above is an abridgement of People's Daily editorial on Monday.