Xi calls for building world of great harmony

By: XinhuaFrom:English Edition of Xinhua | Updated: 2018-Apr-12 12:49
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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with incumbent and incoming members of the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 11, 2018. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

BOAO, Hainan, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Countries around the world should shoulder their responsibilities for global development, and expand cooperation to promote the building of a community with a shared future for humanity, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday.

Xi made the remarks while meeting with incumbent and incoming members of the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan.

The president called for seeking benefits for all human beings, adding that building a world of great harmony and enabling people to co-exist peacefully are the philosophy cherished by the Chinese people for thousands of years.

One should care about the world as no one can live in isolation. Happiness should be shared by the whole humanity instead of just being enjoyed by an individual unit, Xi said.

Countries should not ignore the South-North disparities, forget the UN Sustainable Development Goals and poverty reduction target, or break the promises to deal with climate change, he warned.