Li Jinhua, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), attends the 3rd International Political Forum in Yaroslavl, Russia, Sept. 8, 2011. The 3rd Yaroslavl International Political Forum kicked off here Wednesday with the attendance of political leaders and representatives of all walks of life from more than 30 countries. (Xinhua/Li Yong)
YAROSLAVL, Russia, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Li Jinhua, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), on Thursday called for building a peaceful and harmonious world at an international political forum here.
Addressing the third edition of the Yaroslavl World Political Forum, Li made the appeal in a speech that highlighted a theme of building an inclusive and harmonious world while pushing forward modernization.
He briefed the participants on China's experience in promoting social inclusiveness and building a harmonious society in the multicutural era.
Li urged other countries around the world to unswervingly explore and follow a path of development that conforms to their respective national conditions, to share and learn from each other their respective experiences and achievements, to respect diverse civilizations, and to push forward the construction of a harmonious world of lasting peace and common prosperity.
The two-day event, which opened Wednesday, was attended by some 5,000 representatives from over 30 countries, including political officials and scholars. The Yaroslavl World Political Forum is an annual global event initiated by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2009.