We suggest people look at these areas of Xi Jinping's work to understand why he arguably brings more hope to more people than any other national leader ever has:
infrastructure investment and mapping is critical all over the 21st C world -starting with what access do your community have to a superport and if you live on a continent a railways system valuing all people- as Romano Prodi explains if you care about the future of any med sea nation then belt road is a good name for mapping this (but we welcome other names that may be preferred in different regions- it was actually india that asked countries to start forming new development banks (ndb headquartered in shanghia ,aiib headquartered in beijing but with annual summits 17 s korea 18 mumbai 19 luxembourg) - look at the projects these banks are designing as benchmarks of intergenerational sustainability
Jinping publications on out of poverty go back to 1988- thats because rural value chains were the focus he proved his ability on (and indeed which beijing's main university has turned into a curriculum); later he came to track how shanghai grew so his breadth of place development understanding is not something many national leaders have
jinping is especially worth tracking for
- valuing ,livelihoods as integral human right
-focusing on ai in education from early childhood
-ending poverty inside china
china was left out of many of the world's biggest leadership gatherings such as g7/8 for far longer than was sensible given its size and growth- as an alternative jinping was instrumental in developing annual gatherings such as BRICS, SCO africa union plus china CEEC plus greece plus china - all of which clearly value what they have learnt with china
when it comes to AIdemocracy techforsdgs.com under 30s will find china has more solutions to share than any one single nation- its worth going back to the first 12 months after the sustainbility goals were launched sept 2015- china convened the g20 in summer 2016 and helped advance tech solutions more than any g20 has ever done -example
we understand that recently Trump has aimed trade wars at china- whatever these are about they are not in line with youth being the sustainability development generation - the world may be lucky to that jinping has a total different quality of leadership and cultural diversity/empathy than trump
BEIJING – Singapore’s late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was honoured on Tuesday (Dec 18) for his role in pushing the city-state’s “deep involvement” in China’s reform and opening-up journey. Mr Lee was one of 10 foreigners who were awarded the China Reform Friendship Medal at a ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People to mark the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. The other foreigners honoured on Tuesday include Klaus Schwab, Matsushita Konosuke, Ohira Masayoshi, Stephen Perry and Robert Kuhn. One hundred Chinese nationals were given the China Reform Pioneer Award for their outstanding contributions to the past 40 years of reform and opening up. Among those who were on stage to receive the awards were Alibaba founder Jack Ma, former NBA basketball player Yao Ming, search engine Baidu’s founder Robin Li and former World Health Organization director-general Dr Margaret Chan. In his speech to hundreds of officials, business leaders and diplomats, President Xi Jinping paid tribute to those who have made outstanding contributions to the movement which was launched by patriarch Deng Xiaoping in 1978. President Xi compared China’s journey to a storm-tossed journey and one of hacking through brambles and thorns. “The (Chinese Communist) Party has led the Chinese people in painting a picture of magnificent scale, and a powerful, touching paean to striving forward,” he said. China has undertaken reform in virtually all sectors of society in the last four decades, he added, as it transformed from a traditional planned economy… [Read full story]
In Nov 2016 Kissinger asked Presidents Xi and Trump to be the greatest leaders youth have ever celebrated for the sustainability stakes of our species- we dont understand President Trump's response- we happily recommend every youth study innovation invitations President Xi is making
Above all we love belt road mapping which Xi Jinping spends a lot to time helping everyone to examine- why? because its the most systemic method we have ever seen of resolving all the conflicts of the colonial age which starting 15000 accelerated to end in 2 world wars
As recently as the race to the moon a search around the world would show up to half of people had no access to electricity grids let alone phones or other ways of sharing info other than person to person. Today we have about 1000 times more communications tech around the world than 1946- but has it been mapped in ways that linkin sustainability goals of all of us.
Start with the fact that 90% of world trade is shipped. If you live in a landlocked nation, you cant access that world trade unless you have a friendly neighbor and have built container overland transport.
When the British as main colonisers of the East gave back independence to nations starting in the late 1940s, the colonial period left behind negative logic to where ports (and railroads if any were). Essentially they were bordered in by neighbors who had through centuries of colonisation seen each other as enemies like pakistan and india
We can all leap together into a 21st C and celebrate the best of digital and human commerce if we remap every continents- where should shared superports be, what overland grid of Roads (Rail, electricity cables other pipes ) will ensure that every community and every enterprsie hwoever small can be free to trade. It doesnt make sense to say to everyone on mobile - ok you can trade learning but you cant trade goods because we havent mapped local to global trading infrastructures smartly
There is more good news about linking contiuents by railroads. Like the Silk Road of old, a railroad is only effective if every neighbor ceklebrates every other. Rail trade can bring massively positive opportunities to youth even if hosti9ry had caused their parents to war against each other. Wjat we need know is massive arts festivals, langiage festivals culture festivals, joint technology expoeriemnts everywhere that youth are newly bridged, In other words , can we unite the human race not just in sustainability goals but in youthful joy and peace dividends. Todays commiunications technologies can be desigend to make places safer and safer by womens standrads as the deepest judge of community wellbeing. If we dont just do it now, will we ever.
China has at least 15 near neighbors. Generally speaking the poorest chinese are clpse to neighblors who are poorest. So as adam smith would say its in china's interests to help map win-win tradiong infrastructure across borders as well as being about growth and also both the moral and the sustainability way forward.
Of course there are whole continents like africa which first need to remap their belt roads. They then need to decide which countries want to connect sustainability investments. Its up to Africans whether their favorite inward investors are usa, china west europe or elsewhere but it makes sense to check out that your investors do understand belt road mapping and value youth's worldwide collaboration towards sustainability gpoals of every community
Xi Jinping challenge to design next half billion livelihoods (china's under 30s)- elders no safety net