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Quotable Quotes: Highlights of Xi's speech at opening of CDAC

2019-05-16 11:35:00Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) in Beijing. Following are some highlights of his speech.

-- Besides economic and technological strength, cultural strength is also needed for humanity to cope with common challenges and head toward a bright future.

-- We hope that all Asian countries will respect and trust each other, co-exist in harmony, expand cross-border, cross-time-and-space as well as cross-civilization exchanges, and jointly maintain the peaceful time that is more valuable than gold.

-- Civilizations will lose vitality if countries go back to isolation and cut themselves off from the rest of the world.

-- It is foolish to believe that one's race and civilization are superior to others, and it is disastrous to willfully reshape or even replace other civilizations.

-- Various civilizations are not destined to clash.

-- Exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations should be conducted in a reciprocal and equal manner, and be diversified and multi-directional. The exchanges should neither be compulsory or forced, nor one-directional.

-- Civilizations need to keep pace with the times.

-- In the future, China will surely embrace the world with a more open posture and contribute more dynamic civilization achievements to the world.

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