Don advocates proper investment in community shared future

By Fortune Abang

Beijing, Sept. 7, 2022 (NAN) Prof. Wang Yiwei, a teacher at the School of International Relations, Renmin University, China, has advocated adequate investment in building community of shared future to strengthen nations sovereignty.

Shared future is a trend of development that combines universal manifestations with particular interests.

Wang, a Director of Institute of International Affairs and also Director of China-Europe Academic Network (CEAN) stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Beijing.

He spoke on the side lines of a lecture titled: “Common values for all mankind and building a community with a shared future for mankind”, organised under the auspices of the China Africa Press Centre (CAPC) Programme 2022.

Wang said: “There is the need for countries to respect each other’s sovereignty, religious beliefs and common values for humanity.

“Shared future is value based; today we see community of shared future from the rise of China’s experience not to mean challenge on other nations or hegemony in charge of other hegemonies.

“It tries to answer meaning of the great regeneration of Chinese nation. For many people it is traced to the history of existence, but today China is globalised as a digitalised and agricultural society.”

He described as wrong the thinking by people that the rise and regeneration of China’s dream was to replace the U.S. as hegemonic power.

According to him, no one could be hegemonic power anymore, neither U.S., China or Russia, because today’s mutual connectivity connected the world and formed the block chain to knowledge.

He further said that through such means no one could dominate another in the new world order, reiterating that community of shared future would ensure that people shared common dreams.

“This is motivation designed to help other countries achieve goals of the UN system; why community of shared future has become important is for us to think collectively about the good of mankind.

“It is not just about thinking of yourself and then, blame the course of others; if you tell a lie, the more lies you will tell to defend the lie in the future.

“No one company or country can control all the space of the digital technology. It is on this ground you have industrialisation, where you have first, second and third of division, but in digitalisation they are mutually connected.

”So, that is the reason we are confident that in the future China and America will be community of shared future,” he added.

Wang, who is also Director of Centre for European Union Studies at the university, described community of shared future to answer questions about the goals of Chinese dream.

“China’s dream is to share its experience with others, we need shared future mind set to go beyond dispute, work closely with other countries and tackle common challenges or economic crisis.

“As the saying, the evolution mind set is your post-modern, your modern or pre-modern society: normally, people often blame effects of pre-modern, this is not standard.

“Your post-modern cannot interfere with your pre-modern because you are advanced, community of shared future goes beyond that form of modality of different modernity.

“We are all equal at point of civilisation, sovereign state or however poor or rich in GDP; this is modernity concept or standard.

“We should go beyond that to understand and learn from each other, not assume you are moral, advanced and then, refuse to listen to others who will not follow you, which is not good,” Wang said.

No fewer than 90 journalists from 67 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, are participating in the programme that began in June.

The programme, which is being hosted by the China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA), is expected to end in November.

(Fortune Abang is a journalist from News Agency of Nigeria. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of