President Xi Jinping hosted a dinner in Qingdao, Shandong province, on June 9 to welcome the participants to the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit. Addressing the gathering at the dinner, Xi said that as an integral part of Chinese civilization, Confucianism believes “a just cause should be pursued for the common good”, and champions harmony, unity and the building of a shared future for all nations.
Its emphasis on unity and harmony has much in common with the Shanghai Spirit of the SCO: mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for diverse civilizations and pursuit of common development, he said.
As a post-Cold War organization, the SCO has been pursuing mutually beneficial cooperation in the international arena. Thanks to its remarkable achievements since 2001, the SCO has won widespread international endorsement and support. Which should be attributed to some of the principles of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Charter released in 2002: