Since Chinese President Xi Jinping made a keynote speech at theUnited Nations(UN) Office in Geneva titled "Work Together to Build a Community with Shared Future for Mankind" in January 2017, the idea has gained wider international recognition for offering China's solutions to cope with global challenges.
A community with a shared future pursues an open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity.
According to the idea, countries should respect one another, discuss issues as equals, and resolutely reject a Cold War mentality and power politics. Countries should take a new approach to developing state-to-state relations with communication, rather than confrontation, and partnerships, rather than alliances.
It calls for settling disputes through dialogue and resolving differences through discussion, coordinating responses to traditional and non-traditional threats, and opposing terrorism in all its forms.
The idea stresses promoting trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and making economic globalization more open, inclusive, and balanced so that its benefits are shared by all.
The diversity of civilizations should be respected. In handling relations among countries, estrangement should be replaced with exchange, clashes with mutual learning, and superiority with coexistence.
The idea holds that humans should be kind to the environment, cooperate to tackle climate change, and protect the planet for the sake of human survival.
In February 2017, the phrase was incorporated into a UN resolution for the first time on the 55th UN Commission for Social Development. The idea was also enshrined by the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council and the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, turning the Chinese concept into an international consensus.