CGTN : World leaders discuss approaches to global governance in Guangzhou

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Officials from China and 20 other countries, as well as global experts and business representatives, gathered in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou from November 28 to 29, for the annual Imperial Springs International Forum. This year’s focus is on global governance and the Chinese perspective on it. 

Attendees from around the world shared their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges of global governance, as well as possible ways to further promote world peace and sustainable development. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping has frequently referred to the phrase "building a community of shared future for mankind" both at home and abroad. The phrase reflects not only China's global governance philosophy, but also its determination to help build an equal, open and peaceful world.

Many forum attendees embraced China’s proposal on global governance.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon /CGTN Photo‍

During the panel discussion, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon suggested that, humans are all living on one planet, and it’s shortsighted for world leaders to only prioritize their own countries. 

“The global leadership has been slowly and even more quickly restricted by the nationalism. Many leaders of the world have become some sort of national leaders, not global leaders,” said Moon. 

During an interview, former President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos expressed similar opinion on this issue. 

He said, “It's not possible to say my country first, because our planet needs to be first. Big issues should not be domestic policy in each country.”