Dean of China Institute at Fudan University
2023-12-21 17:35 来源:“一带一路”国际智库合作委员会全体大会


Over the past 10 years, under the guidance of the principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has achieved fruitful results. It has become the largest and most extensive international cooperation platform in the world and it is now the most important platform for building a global community of shared future.



The principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits stem from the successful experience of Chinses-style modernization. It also has roots in the wisdom passed down from ancient China. Here, I'm going to briefly explain the three aspects of the principles.



First, extensive consultation. The idea comes from the consultative democracy that has been widely adopted in the process of Chinese-style modernization. For example, at the national level, our country has successfully formulated many five-year plans by means of consultative democracy, which brought about our country's success in many areas. From the prospective of wisdom passed down from ancient China, extensive consultation reflected how ancient Chinese people believed that those who listened to everyone would get bright ideas and those who only listened to a few would be lost in the dark.



Second, joint contribution. This aspect stems from the concepts and practice of working together and putting in concrete efforts to ameliorate the nation in the process of Chinese-style modernization. From the prospective of wisdom passed down from ancient China, we had a different story of ancient people's reaction in the face of disaster. Unlike the Western myth, in which Noah got an ark from God to avoid being drown in the flood, in China, we had the legend of Yu the Great, who led his people in trying and then succeeding in flood control.



Thirdly, shared benefits. To a large extent, the idea stems from the experience of the Chines people who went through difficulties together and enjoyed common prosperity in China's modernization process. It is also in line with the principles of equality and mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation China adopted for international collaboration. From the prospective of wisdom passed down from ancient China, Chinese people throughout the ages have generally believed that the world was a shared place and we should all try to make it better. The principle of shared benefits demonstrates the propensity for sharing in Chinese culture.



In conclusion, the principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits integrated China's modern practice and ancient wisdom, and they are now being adopted by hundreds of countries in the BRI. Originated from a great civilization, the principles showed the world their depth, breadth, height and temperature.



The depth of the principles refers to the wisdom brought about by their historical heritage. By breadth, I mean that they can be adapted to a wide variety of situations in different countries. Their height refers to the fact that it can bring different parties together and realize their common dream.


英文中有个概念叫做对一些国家transformative,是翻天覆地的变化,或者叫game-changing,改变整个游戏规则,可以实现梦想的高度,很高的理想都可以实现。所以温度就是英文中讲的human touch,也就是我们讲的人情味、人文关怀、人民为中心等等。现在这一理念受到世界上越来越多的国家和人民的欢迎,它是一种全新的全球治理观,它源于中国,属于世界。谢谢大家。

People often called BRI transformative, or game-changing. The BRI changed the rules of how the world is run, thus enabling some people to reach a new height. And by temperature, I mean its warmth. Like the saying "human touch" in English. That's what we mean when we say people-oriented. More and more countries and people in the world show appreciation for these principles. They are a brand new way of global governance, which was proposed by China but belonged to the whole world. Thank you for your attention.