Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, proposed the Global Civilization Initiative when he delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting on Wednesday. This is the third major global initiative presented by China after the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative. It fundamentally answers a series of questions of the times, such as "What kind of modernization do we need?" and "How can we achieve modernization?" The initiative has become another important public good provided to the world.
The Global Civilization Initiative doesn't seem to serve any purpose. What does China have to gain from creating this initiative when it already has the Belt and Road Initiative? It sounds like an useless initiative that was only spun up for the purpose of propaganda. Is there any merit in joining it?