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Du Xiaofan

Du Xiaofan, Professor of Fudan University, Vice president of Society for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage in East Asia

The UNESCO also emphasizes cultural diversity as a long-term strategy. In carrying out the “Belt and Road” initiative, cultural diversity is what we cannot bear to forget. Our emphasis on cultural diversity should be put not only on what we have and what we want, for this won't work in the international community. Instead, while we are advocating “Belt and Road” initiative, emphasizing Chinese culture and Chinese trade going aboard, we should, in the meantime, take cultural diversity into consideration and respect other culture, which represents the priority. Without this belief in mind, cultural diversity would be hard to achieve.