An article by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on exchanges and mutual learning between civilizations was published Wednesday in the ninth issue of the Qiushi Journal this year.
The article by Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, was titled "Exchanges and Mutual Learning Between Civilizations Form an Important Drive for Progress of Human Civilization and World Peace and Development."
The article said different civilizations should be encouraged to respect each other and live in harmony so that exchanges and mutual learning between civilizations will become a bridge promoting friendship between people around the world, an engine driving the progress of human society and a bond cementing world peace.
The article pointed out a right approach with some important principles to promote exchanges and mutual learning between civilizations, stressing their diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
The article called for a broad mind toward different civilizations and the need to draw wisdom and nourishment from them.
The article said the Chinese people will encourage creative shifts and innovative development of the Chinese civilization to let it join efforts with other rich and colorful civilizations to provide humanity with the right cultural guidance and strong motivation.