A Community with Shared Future for Mankind is China’s answer to the call of the time in a world beset by a myriad of challenges and risks, ranging from pandemic, climate change, slow growth, terrorism to protectionism.
From the first day of being a WTO member, China has been devoting its all efforts to all WTO activities covering all the three major functions.
It is expected that the summit will polarize the world and new blocks will emerge. It is a bad sign, as the world direly needs cooperation and joint efforts to tackle the issues of pandemic, climate change, food insecurity, shortage of water, and energy.
Democracy is a means, not an end. It is a means to bring good life to all citizens. Democracy should not exist just in form and it has to be substantive.
Washington must drop the idea that US democracy summits and various ad hoc coalitions can replace the United Nations as the core institution of the present international system.
I can only say that China, for all its challenges and complexities, is also an extraordinary teacher. That is, of course, if one is willing to learn!
The fact that President Xi and President Biden were forced to discuss ways of avoiding conflict underscores the perilous state of China-US relations.
The dangers of miscalculation in this already tense region are multiplied when spy missions are apparently undertaken inside national territorial waters.