Harmony in Diversity: Contributing Asian Wisdom to the World

Themed on “exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future,” the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) aims to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges among Asian countries. India and China, two ancient, sizeable countries in Asia with long history and rich culture, have previously played and are still playing an important role in the development of human civilization. On the sidelines of the conference, China Today interviewed Indian scholar Swaran Singh, a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, who shared his views on how China and India can dance to the same tune and contribute Asian Wisdom to the making of a truly shared future of mankind.

16:20, 05-20, 2019
Asian nations with unique cultural advantages show global governance potential

China, Japan and India have become the backbones of global governance, as Asian countries have a great potential to participate in global governance, according to a report released at a parallel session of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations on Wednesday.

13:16, 05-17, 2019
CDAC ‘a right choice’ for expanding mutual understanding, sharing knowledge

Asia has been a model of the peaceful existence of all civilizations for a long time. Chinese civilizations are the oldest civilizations in the world that have consistently existed. At present for China as a global political and economic power, it's a right choice and right occasions to hold such a conference for more mutual understanding and sharing knowledge.

13:09, 05-17, 2019
Javad Mottaghi: CDAC is at the right time to make countries work together closely

Under the theme of "exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future," the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday, May 15. Representatives from 47 Asian countries and other countries outside the region participated in the event.

11:21, 05-17, 2019
Civilization advances when change is embraced rather than ignored

As the most populous continent in the world, Asia has a long and influential history of human civilization. Through cultural accumulation, countries like China and India, over time, have built their unique wisdom. Both countries have played an important role in the development of human civilization, particularly by helping Asian countries fend off colonialism and become independent and modernized.

10:45, 05-17, 2019
Xi's vision on civilizations inspires hope for humanity's future

Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the opening of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations on Wednesday has been echoed by many as his vision inspires hope for a brighter future for Asia and humanity.

10:09, 05-17, 2019
Will CDAC serve as a catalyst for Asian exchange?

In his famous speech at UNESCO five years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the exchange of ideas and mutual learning among civilizations to build a community with a shared future. To state the exact words of his celebrated speech, "Civilizations come in different colors, and such diversity makes exchange and mutual learning among civilizations relevant and valuable; civilizations are equal, and such equality makes exchange and mutual learning among civilizations possible; civilizations are inclusive, and such inclusiveness gives exchange and mutual learning among civilizations the drive to move forward."

17:13, 05-16, 2019
Feature: Xi Jinping -- champion of dialogue of civilizations

In Beijing's leafy Olympic Green stands a stately edifice, the curve of whose facade, inspired by the eaves of ancient Chinese architecture, symbolizes a bridge connecting different cultures around the world.

10:12, 05-15, 2019
Asian Civilization Parade opens in Beijing

A week-long Asian Civilization Parade showcasing the continent's diverse and charming civilizations kicks off in Beijing Thursday.

16:53, 05-16, 2019
Danish ambassador: Danish architects inspired by Ming Dynasty

"China has a very rich and old culture, which has fascinated most foreigners for many years. And so is the case with me," said Danish ambassador to China, Carsten Damsgaard, on his love of Chinese culture.

16:30, 05-16, 2019
Writing new chapters of Asian civilizations

It’s a paradox of our time that as the world becomes closer and more interconnected, xenophobia, unilateralism and trade barriers are creating a deeper chasm and differences all across the world. Instead of celebrating diversity and learning from each other’s cultures, racism and nationalism are raising their ugly heads.

16:18, 05-16, 2019
Asian Civilization Dialogue: the path to self-define one's culture

The Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations currently being held in Beijing is taking place against the background of the end of the West’s unchallenged dominance of world affairs, which has lasted for almost 500 years. Western scholars have written the world’s history, and Western values have dominated the assessments of whether governments and nations are good or bad. This state of affairs has existed for so long that many people in the West believe any shift away from the dominance of Western values must be a regression into the Dark Ages. The West has brought a lot of great thought and knowledge to the world, but it has often lacked an awareness of the damage it has done to countless other civilizations.

17:10, 05-16, 2019
Interview: Wisdom of Chinese civilization conducive to Asian governance, says UNAOC chief

The wisdom of the Chinese civilization is conducive to improving Asian governance, the chief of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has said.

14:51, 05-16, 2019
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