Foreign media have reported on the Asian Conference on Dialogue among Civilizations, which was held in Beijing from May 15 to 22.
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Promoting harmonious co-existence among civilizations
Chinese Embassy in the Philippines (The Philippine Star) - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am

BEIJING, China — The Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, sponsored by China, was held in Beijing from May 15 to 22 and attracted the attention of many foreign media. Foreign media have reported on the Asian Conference on Dialogue among Civilizations, saying that its rich and colorful activities have promoted exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations.

Building a better tomorrow together

The opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations and the keynote speech delivered by President Xi Jinping were reported on the website of Voice of Viet Nam Radio. The show made positive comments on Jinping’s four-point proposal on promoting dialogue and exchange among civilizations, and introduced a series of cooperation proposals put forward by the Chinese president, including protection of cultural heritage, exchange of civilizations, tourism and media cooperation.

President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying that China today is China of Asia and the world. In the future, China will embrace the world with a more open attitude and contribute to the world with more vigorous achievements of civilization.

Arabic News Network in Saudi Arabia wrote that the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations is not only another important diplomatic event this year, but also a splendid cultural feast with many bright spots.

By promoting equal dialogue among different civilizations in Asia, China has made its relations with other countries closer, and has made all of us work together to build a community of shared destiny for Asia and mankind. The event highlighted China’s remarkable appeal, organizational strength, cohesion and international influence.

What is impressive is that Jinping attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech. The emphasis on brilliant Asian civilization has written a colorful chapter in the history of the development of world civilization. Human civilization has become more colorful and colorful because of Asia, and has put forward a constructive and forward-looking four-point proposition.

This is China’s wisdom and initiative for the future development of Asia and the world as a whole, and is commendable.

The Manila Post reported in detail on President Xi Jinping’s proposal in his keynote speech on how to better promote exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations, saying that “an open China is more proactive in embracing the world and working with other countries to build a better tomorrow.”

The Straits Times of Singapore reported that the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations included a series of activities that will promote cooperation among Asian civilizations. In addition to the sub-forums, it also includes the Asian Cultural Carnival, Asian Civilization Week and other activities, including a variety of food festivals, film festivals and so on.

“It’s a colorful carnival.” The website of the Cambodian newspaper Khmer Times reported that the Conference on Dialogue among Civilizations in Asia had focused on mutual learning and learning among civilizations, which was becoming increasingly common.

In six parallel sub-forums, national experts discussed topics of regional and global significance. Young artists, film lovers and gourmets can take part in cultural events such as the Asian Cultural Carnival. In addition, different Asian countries have been taking part in the Asian Civilization Parade throughout the week.

The Tajik news agency Avista focused its attention on the Asian Civilization Parade and Food Festival held during the Conference. The tour of Asian civilizations shows the cultural characteristics of different Asian countries, as well as a variety of works of art, such as ink and wash paintings, oil paintings and carvings, the report said. These works of art not only reveal the essence of Chinese culture, but also reveal the uniqueness of Asian civilization and the cultural origin of coexistence among Asian countries.

The Vietnamese News Agency (VNA) has focused its attention on the Asian Cultural Tourism Exhibition, saying that the Asian Cultural Tourism Exhibition, one of the series of activities of the Asian Civilization Dialogue Conference, aims to promote people’s understanding of Asian civilization and enhance the links between cultural tourism enterprises in various countries.

‘Promoting mutual understanding and knowledge sharing’

President Jinping’s initiative to host the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations attracted leaders from Asia and Europe, as well as representatives of Asian, European and African think tanks, the UAE newspaper The Nation reported.

The Afghan television station TOLONEWS reported that the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held in Beijing “promotes harmonious coexistence among civilizations.”

The Hindu newspaper reported that the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations had united Asia. “The Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations promotes mutual understanding and knowledge sharing and helps to address the challenges facing the international community today.

In recent years, cultural exchanges between China and other Asian countries have become increasingly frequent, promoting exchanges and mutual learning among world civilizations.”

In an article written by Cuba’s Latin American News Agency, it was pointed out: “In line with the aspiration to build a community of common destiny for mankind, China has made efforts to promote exchanges among Asian civilizations and advocated the establishment of a model of international relations featuring mutual respect and the settlement of differences through dialogue.”

The Greek news agency, Athens, quoted Greek President Pavlos as saying in his speech at the conference that President Xi Jinping had initiated the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations and believed that the conference could make an outstanding contribution to world peace.

Cambodian King Sihamoni praised China’s pivotal role in the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, saying it promoted cultural exchanges and understanding among countries, according to an article on the website of the Cambodian Khmer Times.

“Effective dialogue and mutual understanding are essential to foster understanding and trust among different communities in order to bridge their differences,” he said.

Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao newspaper quoted Singapore President Halima as saying at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations. In an interview with the Singapore media, Halima also said that in today’s world, all countries are closely linked, and the sharing of views and experiences is important.

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