Chinese President Xi Jinping summarized the essence of the Chinese civilization, when addressing the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing on Wednesday, as follows:

— Seeking goodwill with neighbors and harmony with all nations is the Chinese way of engaging with the world.

— Benefiting the people and providing them with stability and prosperity are the distinctive value of Chinese civilization.

— Keeping reforming and innovating, and advancing with the times are the unchanged spirit of Chinese civilization.

— Following the rules of nature and uniting human and universe are the philosophy of existence for Chinese civilization.