PHNOM PENH, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping' s remarks at the Boao Forum for Asia in south China's Hainan province on Saturday has shed light on shared development and prosperity in the region, an India-born academic in Cambodia said in an article released on Monday.
Joseph Matthews, director of International Cooperation Department at the Asia Euro University in Phnom Penh, said President Xi's remarks at the annual Boao forum that " China's program for development will be open and inclusive, and not exclusive"is the keynote of his speech. "President Xi's vision of One Belt, One Road strategy will benefit all nations," he said."If we just look at the nations that will be part and parcel of Silk Road Economic Belt, they are developing or even underdeveloped nations."
He said the vision of One Belt, One Road strategy, which is aimed to link Asia to Europe and Africa has only one goal: developing economies for all countries on these routes.
Joseph said Xi's speech also shows how China and its people feel about the poor countries, especially their neighbors.
Sharing his opinion on Xi's assurances at the forum that" Chinese people will never impose upon other countries or people the tragic history our own people have experienced and China will treat all the countries equally regardless of size as China wants peace,"Joseph said these remarks showed how China treats poor nations in the region despite the fact that it is the second biggest economy in the world and the number one economy in Asia. "China has never showed hegemonic designs and threatened poor and small nations," he said.
The Boao Forum for Asia, which ended on Sunday, is one of the world's most prestigious platforms.