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Forum on Confucius Culture Opens in East China


A forum on Confucian culture opened on September 27 in the city of Qufu, east China’s Shandong Province, the birthplace of the Chinese sage.

The Seventh Nishan Forum on World Civilizati­ons drew 180 scholars from home and abroad, and 38 diplomatic envoys to discuss the ancient wisdom of Confuciani­sm and explore the bright future of human beings.

The forum coincided with the 2021 China (Qufu) Internatio­nal Confucius Cultural Festival.

Themed “Dialogues among Civilizati­ons and Global Cooperatio­n,” the two-day event featured high-level dialogues and a series of activities designed to boost internatio­nal cooperatio­n and developmen­t.

The brilliant traditiona­l Chinese culture represente­d by Confuciani­sm is closely related to the common values of peace, developmen­t, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom of all mankind, according to Hao Mingjin, vice chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

In the face of common challenges, no country or nation can survive on their own. Only when we work together for common developmen­t and harmony and replace estrangeme­nt with exchanges, clash with mutual learning, and superiorit­y with coexistenc­e, can we create a better life for mankind,

Hao added.

Confucius (551-479 BC), an educator and thinker, has influenced countless generation­s of Chinese.

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