Chinese vision of a “Community with a Shared Future for Humankind” discussed at Web seminar

New Chinese perspectives from the standpoint of the “Community of Common Destiny” (CDD), its advances and setbacks, mutually beneficial cooperation, new forms of improving exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations, the Belt and Road initiative, and the common vision shared by China and Venezuela were some of the issues discussed on Friday, July 31, at the “Digital Seminar on China in the world context and its relations with Venezuela.”

At the event, organized by the Center of High Studies of Development and Emerging Economies, Vice-minister for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania of the Ministry for People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Rubén Darío Molina, briefly discussed the Chinese vision of its project called  “Community of Common Destiny,” presented in 2017 by Secretary General of the Chinese Communist Party and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.

Likewise, he explained how China proposed its vision through the phrase “the international community is a community independent of destiny: You have something which is mine, and I have something which is yours.”

“An idea that has been evolving and under construction for 5,000 years (…) China’s result of the new model of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), the joint construction of the new Silk Road, the right conception of justice and interests,” he added.

The vice-minister for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania asserted that “China did not improvised with his CDD proposal,” it rather focused on long-term planning and the necessary adjustments as it moved forward.

Regarding Venezuela’s contributions to the Chinese proposal of a “Community of Common Destiny”, Molina mentioned four key points:

  1. The cosmovision, wisdom and aboriginal culture of our indigenous people.
  2. Africa’s wisdom and culture (our afro-descendants).
  3. The Bolivarian Doctrine of liberation, sovereignty, self-determination and unity; that is to say, our own thoughts, philosophy and actions since the European invasion and genocide.
  4. The contributions of our writers’, philosophers’ and historians’ audacity. “We have been fighting, resisting and liberating for 500 years.”

Molina also explained that under the leadership of late President and Leader of the Bolivarian Revolution Hugo Chávez, Venezuela moved forward with the exercise of its sovereignty and the construction of the Bolivarian Socialism of the 21st Century, and that even after Hugo Chávez got out of Yare prison in 1994, he undertook a tour across Venezuela and presented the Bolivarian Alternative Agenda as part of a process of accumulation of the people’s historical, military and social forces, and certain necessary alliances.

In his virtual conference, the vice-minister for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania stressed that Chávez’s and the Bolivarian Revolution’s victory is largely due to the National Constituent Assembly, created to draft a new Constitution, the adoption of a new Constitution, the people’s participation and the country’s economic, social development plan, known as the 2013-2019 Plan of the Homeland, which proposed 5 historical objectives:

  1. Defend, expand and consolidate the most precious asset we have conquered after 200 years: national independence.
  2. Continue building the Bolivarian Socialism of the 21st Century in Venezuela as an alternative to the destructive and savage capitalist system, and thus secure the “the greatest social security, the greatest political stability and the supreme social happiness of the people.”
  3. Make Venezuela a social, economic and political power within Latin America and the Caribbean to guarantee the creation of a peace zone in our America.
  4. Contribute to the development of a new geopolitical international for a multi-center, multipolar world to guarantee world peace.
  5. Preserve life on the planet and save the human species.

Molina highlighted that late President Hugo Chávez and current President Nicolás Maduro have moved forward with multipolarity, world balance and the eradication of poverty in the world as utopian challenges, as well as with the incorporation of the CDD into the new emerging economies and the rest of the Latin American and the Caribbean countries, the African Union, the ASEAN, the CELAC, BRICS, the European Union, the APEC, and the G20, among others.

Vice-minister Molina also mentioned some of Venezuela’s and China’s immediate challenges to move forward with the “Community with a Shared Future for Humankind.”

“Venezuela and China must face them with a greater determination, and with even more aggressiveness than the one used by imperialism through blockades and unilateral coercive measures in order to firmly move forward with the CDD within the framework of international law (…) and even coordinate with it the progress of the peoples,” he said.

Molina also stressed that the sanitary crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic showed that no country was prepared for it and that it was necessary to reformulate the world’s objectives.

Noteworthily, the vice-minister for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania recommended the audience to read two books: “China and the World in the New Era,” published by the State Council Information Office, and “Xi Jinping: Three Speeches,” which compiles three speeches given by Chinese President Xi Jinping between 2017 and 2018 with a vision in defense of the sovereignty and independence of the peoples, development and cooperation, and describes “three big mountains” and the Marxist thought that turned China into a power.

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