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Xi Focus-Quotable Quotes: Xi Jinping on history, civilization

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-05-29 15:44
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The simple but grand museum building, the Museum of the CPC in a photo taken in June, 2021. [Photo by Chen Xiaogen/For China Daily]

BEIJING -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, shared his insights on history and civilization while addressing senior Party officials Friday afternoon.

The following are some highlights of his remarks at a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on a national research program dedicated to tracing the origins of Chinese civilization.

-- Over the past more than 5,000 years, the Chinese people have created a splendid civilization and made significant contributions to the progress of human civilization.

-- China's fine traditional culture represents the wisdom and essence of Chinese civilization, is the root and soul of the Chinese nation, and serves as the foundation for China to gain a firm footing amidst global cultural interaction.

-- Since ancient times, Chinese civilization has been known for its openness and inclusiveness, and it has gained new vitality through exchanges and mutual learning with other civilizations.

-- We will uphold and promote civilization concepts that emphasize equality, mutual learning, dialogue, and inclusiveness and understand different civilizations' recognitions of their own value connotations with an open mind.

-- We should respect different countries' and peoples' exploration of their own development paths.

-- We should remove civilization misunderstandings through cultural exchanges, avoid civilization clashes by learning from each other, and replace civilization supremacy with coexistence of civilizations.

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