Jiang Jianguo: Breathing new life into China-Pakistan community of shared destiny

Jiang Jianguo addresses the launching ceremony of the Urdu language edition of the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" in Pakistan on April 14.

Pakistan ObserverUpdated: April 17, 2017

The Urdu version of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China is to be published and distributed in what we know as "the beautiful garden city of Islamabad". It bears witness to the friendly exchanges between China and Pakistan, and heralds a future of further pragmatic cooperation.

Jiang Jianguo addresses the launching ceremony of the Urdu language edition of the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" in Pakistan on April 14.

China's rapid development is attracting increasing attention from the rest of the world. What changes are taking place there? What is bringing about those changes? And what will those changes mean for China and for the world as a whole? You can find many of the answers in this book.

The book comprises 79 items from the speeches, talks, interviews, instructions and correspondence delivered or written by President Xi Jinping between November 2012 and June 2014. Since its launch, more than 6.2 million copies have been distributed around the world in 16 language versions. Readers can gain valuable insights into Xi Jinping's strong beliefs, his affection for the people, his sense of humanism, and his global vision.

China has made remarkable progress since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012. The country has enjoyed political stability, economic growth, social harmony and cultural prosperity, and its people live and work in peace and contentment. China's GDP has maintained a year-on-year growth rate of more than 6.7 percent. More than 13 million new jobs have been created in the country's urban areas, and the number of those still living in poverty is being reduced by more than 12 million every year. China has built the world's largest basic medical and healthcare and old-age security networks. Per capita disposable income and the public's sense of happiness and achievement are on the rise. More than 30 percent of global economic growth derives from China, and its comprehensive national strength and international influence are growing.

Those achievements are attributable to the CPC's direction and President Xi Jinping's leadership. The 19th CPC National Congress, to be held in the second half of this year, will provide an in-depth summary of President Xi's thinking on the governance of China. We believe that "China's expectations" – to be unveiled at the Congress – will bring confidence and hope to the world at large.

Building a community of shared destiny for all humanity is critical to President Xi's concept of state governance. When visiting the UN headquarters in Geneva in January, he elaborated on the concept, and proposed to build an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world of lasting peace, universal security and common prosperity. These aspirations were widely welcomed by the international community. The concept has been introduced into three recent UN resolutions – a mark of the international standing of China's wisdom and China's approach.

Having been through hardship and success together, China and Pakistan are good and loyal friends – neighbors and brothers with shared borders. In April 2015 President Xi visited Pakistan and proposed to build a China-Pakistan community of shared destiny. Pakistan has been and will continue to be an important partner to China. From the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to the Gwadar Port, from economic and trade cooperation to cultural exchanges, the Belt and Road Initiative has brought the two brothers closer together.

I believe the publication of the Urdu version of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China will breathe new life into our community of shared destiny. Let us share opportunities, embrace challenges and pursue common development so as to forge a better future for the two countries.