Carry forward the Olympic spirit and unite to meet challenges

2022-05-19 0 By

Visitors pose for photos with “Bing Dwen Dwen” and “Xue Rong Rong” during the Chinese New Year Film Week in Rome, Italy, Feb. 13, 2019.Xinhua News Agency in July 2021, the Ioc officially expanded the Olympic motto to “Swifter, Higher, Stronger — More United”.Beijing 2022 is the first Winter Olympic Games to be held since the Olympic motto “More United” was added. Nearly 3,000 athletes from 91 countries and regions gathered under the five Olympic flags, which epitomized the spirit of peace, friendship and unity that brings the world together.The Beijing Winter Olympics is also the first global comprehensive sports event to be held as scheduled since the outbreak of COVID-19. It sends a strong message of “greater solidarity” and “moving forward” to the world, and will write a new chapter in promoting the common values of mankind and building a community with a shared future for mankind.Back in 1894, when the International Olympic Committee was founded, the world was in a period of expansion of capitalist countries.Driven by the values of surpassing oneself and challenging limits, Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Movement, condensed the Olympic motto into “Swifter, Higher, Stronger”.Inspired by the Olympic motto, countless athletes have set new records and broken through limits.Currently, change in one hundred and the outbreak of overlay, economic growth, environmental pollution, climate change and other global problems of complex refractory, profoundly changed between human beings and the basic paradigm of interaction between countries, shows a person alone, a country’s powerful cannot resolve challenges, unity cooperation, continue to is the only right way.As President Xi Jinping has said, we should carry forward the Olympic spirit and unite to meet the common challenges of the international community.First of all, the Beijing Winter Olympics has inspired countries to strengthen solidarity and coordination to tackle the COVID-19 challenge.The hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics as scheduled is based on China’s world-recognized achievements in fighting COVID-19.China has implemented a complete closed-loop management of the whole process, point-to-point and full closure in the event organization, thus presenting a simple, safe and wonderful Olympic grand meeting.At present, the COVID-19 pandemic is a major global challenge that requires concerted efforts by all countries.However, since the outbreak of the virus, the TWO parties in the US have let political selfish interests get in the way of the overall fight against the virus, and the national epidemic prevention policy has been confused, which, as criticized by American health experts, is “like sleepwalking with no purpose”.In disregard of international morality, the US failed to take substantive and effective exit control measures in the face of the continuing rampant epidemic of the omicron mutant strain and the explosive growth of the number of infections in the US and Europe, allowing the virus to continue to spread around the world.In addition, some western developed countries, such as the United States, have accumulated excessive amounts of vaccines and engaged in “vaccine nationalism.”According to the latest statistics, the vaccine coverage rate in developed countries has exceeded 70 percent, while the average vaccine coverage rate on the African continent is only 9.1 percent.Without adequate vaccine protection, developing countries in Africa and other regions will bear the brunt of the epidemic.The persistence of COVID-19 has proven time and again that no single country, not even the United States of America, with its greatest comprehensive strength, can defeat novel Coronavirus alone.A complete victory over COVID-19 calls for global solidarity and effective international cooperation against the epidemic.Only when countries and regions share the same destiny, not more than 190 small boats, and strengthen cross-border and trans-regional policy coordination, and coordinate arrangements in all aspects, including protection, tracking, diagnosis and treatment, and customs clearance, can we truly defeat the epidemic.Second, the Beijing Winter Olympics has inspired mankind to reflect on the relationship between competition and cooperation, strengthen macro-policy coordination and promote the steady recovery of the world economy.The Olympic arena is an arena for the world’s athletes, but that doesn’t stop them from forming friendships.Gu Ailing hugged and comforted her opponent after winning the gold medal in the women’s freestyle platform final. Jin Boyang and Yuanyu Hanyu had a heart-to-heart exchange after the figure skating competition. These warm pictures remind us that unity, friendship and competition do not conflict.In fact, competition and cooperation are two important forces promoting human survival and development. They are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Cooperation can promote healthy competition, and healthy competition can promote better cooperation.In the Olympic Games, suburban bases, and drive to lead the human race to break through the limits of the body, so that human health, sunshine, positive, optimistic.On the contrary, beggar-thy-neighbor vicious competition not only goes against the Olympic spirit, but also harms the building of a country’s sports image and the improvement of the overall strength of sports.On a global scale, the pandemic has caused the world economy to suffer the deepest recession since the second World War. Structural problems facing the world economy, such as the slowdown of globalization, an aging population and lack of growth drivers, have worsened. The human Development index has dropped for the first time in 30 years.The world economy still faces many constraints to recover from the downturn. The biggest risk is policy-related.The US government has been constantly claiming that China is a near-total “hostile threat” to the US. In the name of improving supply chain self-sufficiency and localization, it has promoted economic security, initiated supply chain restructuring that excludes China, and artificially severed the links between countries and the global industrial chain and supply chain.The United States has also been closely reinforcing its strategic competition policy framework with China in the field of science and technology, advocating that there will be “very fierce competition” between China and the United States, accelerating the process of “decoupling”, and working with Allies to build technological barriers and exclusive regional cooperation.The US has been seen letting protectionism fly in order to maintain high tariffs as a lever to extract concessions from China in future negotiations.In order to regain or maintain its economic, trade and technological competitive edge against China, China willfully exaggerates and instigates confrontation of values and ideologies, and sets up a “parallel system” with “high walls and small courts”. This has further dispersed and fragmented the world economy, and greatly increased the cost and uncertainty of world economic recovery.Today, with the deepening of globalization, it is true that there is natural competition among countries, but deliberately exaggerating strategic competition will meaningless consumption of national strategic resources, which goes against the characteristics of The Times that mankind shares the same destiny.Before the Beijing Olympics, although individual western governments have handled the so-called “diplomatic boycott”, but many multinational companies, including many American companies are still in the competition: Coca-Cola cans printed on the Olympic rings, procter & gamble open a beauty salon in the Olympic village, Visa become an official credit card of this event partner…This is the epitome of the vicious competition policy adopted by the US against China in the economic and trade field.As the epidemic has dragged on for a third year, the international community is eager to sweep away the shadow of the epidemic and restore economic and social development.All countries should fully step up foreign policy coordination, adopt responsible economic policies, properly control policy spillover effects, and practice true multilateralism. Opening-up instead of isolation and cooperation instead of decoupling should be promoted so as to fully unleash the vitality of the world economy.The Olympic Games are a symbol of peace, unity and friendship.The Beijing Winter Olympics not only carry forward the Olympic spirit, but also highlight the efforts of mankind to forge ahead hand in hand and united.With globalization and the reconstruction of relations between major powers, as well as the rise of global governance issues such as climate change and the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, simple coexistence and cooperation can no longer sum up the current international relations.In uncertainty increasingly apparent in modern times, the national game of competition between the compound and the multiplicity of global challenges, makes the global problem cannot be simply hope that one or a few superpower “hero” to save, but should depend on a variety of strength in the interaction of repeated game, to confirm the value concept of common interests and human destiny and,We will explore a new model of cooperation and governance featuring shared risks and benefits.(Chou Zejing is a visiting researcher at the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and an associate professor of International Politics at the University of International Studies in Beijing.)