Imperial Springs International Forum 2017 in Guangzhou: Former International Political Leaders Contributing to Global Governance Wisdom
GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 20 former heads of state and government and more than 80 authoritative experts and business leaders from all over the world gathered in Guangzhou, China on November 28th, attending the Imperial Springs International Forum 2017. In 6 different forms of symposiums under the theme of "Reshaping Global Governance and China's Perspective", they discussed about the development missions of the different subjects under the new pattern of global governance so as to contribute their wisdom to constructing the community of shared future for mankind.
Former international political leaders including Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Vaira Vike Freiberga, former President of the Republic of Latvia and President of the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid and Philip Michael Jeffery, former Governor of Australia, participated in the Forum. They are all of the opinion that the current balance of the world powers has changed and the global challenges are increasing. Strengthening and promoting the reform of the global governance system has become the trend of the times.
Speaking on the forum, Ban Ki-moon said that improving the international governance system needs to enhance the international leadership of the big powers. The world is in transition, but the blueprint of a better world has not been realized. The challenge and hindrance of populism has hindered the blueprint. Terrorism is spreading. Violent extremism is still a tumor. We need to work hard to change the system of international governance.
While discussing how to push forward the changes in the global governance system, the participants in this forum were able to understand, from closer and multiple perspectives, China's thinking about the new concept of international governance and have an in-depth discussion of the topics such as peace, security, trade, finance and sustainable development under the new pattern of global governance and an analysis of how to achieve inclusive and sustainable peaceful development under the new order of international governance.
Jenny Shipley, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, said on the Forum that the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou is a milestone for the new international governance system. China plays a more and more important role in the international arena and at the same time the emerging countries and economies are going to have important changes, The 5 BRICS nations will have a growing proportion in the international economy. Taking the governance concept of sharing and sustainable development will be an important part of the development of our own country and the world. The international community should not go back to the old antagonistic path between the East and the West.
The participating guests of many countries unanimously appreciated China's continuous role as a responsible major power, active participant in the reform and construction of the global governance system and contributor of China's wisdom and strength.
Imperial Springs International Forum, jointly held by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Australia China Friendship and Exchange Association (ACFEA), has had three sessions since the Chinese government's approval in 2015. Through the discussions of hot topics in the political, economical and cultural fields, the successive sessions have enhanced the understanding and consensus of all parties and further promoted the regional and global cooperation. The Forum has become a major platform in China for non-governmental diplomacy and international exchanges.
Zhou Zerong, President of the Australia China Friendship and Exchange Association (ACFEA), said that the constructive and initiative speeches of the guests have helped us analyze the challenges and opportunities faced by the current global governance from more perspectives, and understand and realize China's vision and proposition of its participation in the global governance. It also brings new enlightenment to the international community and inject new impetus into the global governance reform. He stressed that Imperial Springs International Forum would continue to contribute to the promotion of the governance reform both in China and all over the world for the sustainable development of mankind.
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