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COMMUNITY WITH A SHARED FUTURE FOR MANKIND

COMMUNITY WITH A SHARED FUTURE FOR MANKIND

Pakistan Research Center for a community with shared future, Communication University, Beijing China , Center for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad and Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar have jointly organized a round-table discussion on, “ Community with Shared Future for Mankind” on 16th March 2021 at ASC, UOP.

Prof Dr Deqiang JI, Vice-Dean, Institute for a Community with Shared Future, Communication University Beijing delivered his speech online from China. In the opening remarks of the discussion Professor Deqiang  JI  stated that  the global community is facing unprecedented crises and it is high time to build a consensus among the comity of nations to cope with those big challenges. He praised the Initiative of building a community with shared future and hoped that the initiative will enable the global community to address the pandemics like COVID-19 and other challenges successfully in a win-win spirit. He also highlighted that the international Academic Network including the Pakistan Research Center for a community with a shared future of mankind Communication University China and other Research Centers will work closely to give exposure to this idea to a bigger International audience. Prof Dr Shabir Ahmad Khan, Director Area Study Centre in his speech explained his perception of a community with a shared future of mankind. He emphasized that now many countries are partnering with China as it has a clear aim of prosperity.

Prof Dr Zahid Anwar, Director, China Study Center, University of Peshawar in his presentation focused on President Xi Jinping`s concept of a community with a shared future for mankind and said that it is based on win-win cooperation, cultural diversity, economic connectivity, mutual understanding and respect. He further stated that collective efforts are required to successfully tackle the global challenges. China is bringing a paradigm shift in International politics based on win-win cooperation  rather than zer-sum game. China`s  win-win model of economic development  in the 21st Century is against none and all inclusive. BRI is based on win win model that’s why more than 138 countries have joined BRI. CPEC is also based on that win-win model. To reduce violence, alleviate poverty and augment understanding every member of the comity of nations should accommodate others’ interests while pursuing one’s own and promote common development while striving for one’s own.The world need protection and healing from transnational threats like COVID-19 and that makes global collaboration a necessity.

Dr Abdul Hamid (Qurtaba University), Dr Muhammad Ali Dinakhel (ASC), Dr Muhammad Shafi (ASC) Dr Zarmina Baluch (ICUP) also delivered speeches to highlight the significance of the initiative of a community with shared future. A large number of students and faculty participated in the discussion. All appreciated Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, (CGSS) and his team for coordinating the event very well.