Commentary:Political parties can play key role in building community with shared future for mankind

Added On December 1, 2017

by Xinhua writer Gao Wencheng
BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- In an era when globalization increasingly deepens, political parties from across the world, with promoting collective well-being as their goal, can pool their wisdom through dialogue to boost inclusive and common development.
An unprecedented four-day dialogue among political parties from more than 120 countries opened in Beijing on Thursday to gather global wisdom to improve universal welfare.
As key forces in the political life of most countries across the globe, political parties represent the interests and pursuits of different groups, influence domestic and foreign policies of their countries, and make important contribution to building a community with shared future for mankind.
Such concept demonstrates China's will to help build a "global village" under the same roof, which is wide enough to accommodate all the members.
In recent years, some parts of the world are increasingly plagued by populism and nationalism. They intend to pull themselves out of global economic cooperation for a temporary enlargement of their own interests.
China, led by the Communist Party, however, has sought to engage with the world to promote more inclusive and sustained development through joint efforts with different partners.
To steer economic globalization or to dither in the face of challenges? To jointly enhance international cooperation or to go separate ways? Countries around the world and their political parties are facing the questions.
"The CPC (Communist Party of China) strives for both the well-being of the Chinese people and human progress. To make new and greater contribution for mankind is our Party's abiding mission," Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, gave the answer when he delivered a report to the CPC's 19th National Congress in October.
The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by Xi in 2013, is a shining example of China's solutions to global issues with a vision for a better world.
With the initiative, China aims to promote infrastructure construction and connectivity, strengthen coordination on economic policies, enhance complementarity of development strategies and boost interconnected development to achieve common prosperity. The initiative is from China, but it belongs to the world.
Both history and reality show that uneven development creates a breeding ground for terrorism and other evils; inclusive development helps prevent conflicts and enables sustainable peace.
Lasting peace cannot be achieved in a country trapped in poverty. To build a community with shared future for mankind encourages all partners to provide public goods to eliminate regional and global imbalances, in which political parties can lead the way for their country and people.
The Beijing dialogue provides a platform where political parties can communicate and exchange creative concepts and proposals for universal security and common prosperity.