Sunday, 17 January, 2021

Xi Jinping's Overview of Frontier Governance Culture


Liu Yuxuan

Most of China's border areas are located in the coastal areas. Border areas are related to the rise and fall of the Chinese nation's strategic importance. They are also the key in the process of national governance. History has proved that a country has a unified, safe and stable situation, which is what the masses yearn for. There are many ethnic minorities in the border areas of China, and the territory is vast. Because there are many ethnic groups, the ethnic beliefs are also quite diverse. Border areas have diverse terrain and they border with many countries. It is self-evident that border security and stability plays a vital role in maintaining national unity.

General Secretary Xi Jinping, also President of the People's Republic of China, has always attached a great importance to consolidating and developing China's border areas and maintaining their security. The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) adopted many new ideas and new instructions for the development of border governance. General Secretary Xi Jinping made an important exposition on frontier governance at the Fifth Plenary Session of the Nineteenth Central Committee, clearly pointing out that we should actively respond to the challenges of overseas risks in frontier governance, that we must carry out multi-dimensions in frontier governance, and that when dealing with frontier governance issues, we should draw on traditional Chinese inclusive culture. It inherits excellent frontier governance methods and gives full play to the advantages of traditional culture. At the same time, we should also absorb excellent western culture with a modest and open attitude when we carry out frontier governance so that the development strategy of frontier governance can conform to the characteristics of our times, and can also make certain theoretical contributions to other countries in frontier governance, provide some practical experience for reference, and show China's inclusive and open characteristics vividly. In discussing frontier governance, General Secretary Xi Jinping showed that the unity of nationality and inclusiveness is the essential characteristic of frontier governance culture.

In today's new era of social environment, the problem of frontier governance should be based on the traditional inclusive culture of the Chinese nation. The frontier governance has excellent traditional inclusive culture nourishment. The national essence of frontier governance should also be displayed. China's history and culture is broad and profound. And the Confucian school put forward the "harmony" culture. Chinese civilization has 5000 years of history, and this symbiotic and complementary inclusive culture provides a spiritual bond for it.

General Secretary Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the application of traditional inclusive culture in border governance, and has repeatedly discussed the relationship between cultural identity, national spiritual home and community consciousness, while national unity and national unity complement each other. These expositions not only keep pace with the times, but also reflect the inclusive characteristics of Chinese traditional culture, and at the same time show the essential characteristics of nationality. In his inspection of various frontier provinces and regions, General Secretary Xi Jinping not only emphasized the importance of strengthening the frontier development, but also showed that it is necessary to strengthen cultural and economic exchanges with neighboring countries, absorb the advanced experience of overseas governance, and show the inclusive nature of frontier governance. In today's new era, border governance can not be regarded as the governance of the edge of the national territory only, the border provinces and regions are also an important link with foreign links. And they promote the construction and development of "one belt and one road". Border governance system needs to absorb foreign excellent governance experience, and use open thinking to organically integrate the governance inside and outside the border.

In his important exposition on frontier governance, General Secretary Xi Jinping highlighted great importance to inheriting the excellent traditional national culture and absorbing the excellent foreign governance experience, and also proposed that the internal governance of the frontier should be closely linked by following the characteristics of inclusiveness and national unity. In the emerging society, we should treat the relationship between the nationality and inclusiveness of frontier governance with dialectical unified thinking, and form a unified national governance strategy for the two. Inclusiveness should be based on nationality, which is not only regarded as the ideological basis, but also the strategic premise, and is displayed in nationality and excellent traditional culture. However, while adhering to the national character, we should not refuse to include inclusiveness, if we want to enrich and improve the national character, we must adhere to the road of openness and inclusiveness, which is the source of power to promote the development of national character.

China's border areas are rich in resources and have a wide range of land. But because of the lack of effective border management program, some of them have been in economic poverty. However, the people of all nationalities in the border areas of our country hope to realize the modernization of their hometown as soon as possible. The road to the realization of modernization has encountered many difficulties. After the founding of New China, the Communist Party of China adjusted the strategy of border management, and redesigned it by drawing on the excellent experience of border management in history. After the Third Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee, the strategic goal of national modernization governance was put forward, and the people of all ethnic groups in the frontier of China have expectations for the modernization of frontier governance. At present, under the leadership of CPC General Secretary Comrade Xi Jinping, China's frontier governance has become a strategy where the Party leads the people in the frontier. This has been realized in social situation of economic prosperity and social harmony in the frontier, and formed a situation of national unity and frontier security and stability. China's frontier has developed rapidly in the new era, and has formed a unique development path in the way of frontier development. The successful experience of China's governance of frontier provinces and regions will also provide reference for other countries, and the unique experience of Chinese nationality will be dialectically combined with the inclusive characteristics of the West.


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