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Promote the continuous development and progress of cross-strait relations

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Promote the continuous development and progress of cross-strait relations

Ancient China advocated harmonious coexistence and harmony among all nations under the world, and did not kill indiscriminately and sacrifice people, forming an international outlook of harmony and all nations. For example, after the establishment of the Western Zhou Dynasty, not only the descendants of merchants were sealed in the Song Dynasty, but also Shennong, Huangdi, Yao, Shun, and Yu all had their own fiefs, which is important different from the imperial view of aggression and expansion. Early cultural exchanges between China and the West have appeared more than 5,000 years ago, and China has accepted sheep, cattle, wheat, metallurgy, etc. from the West while passing on faience, millet, millet, etc. After the opening of the Silk Road in the Han Dynasty, silk, porcelain, papermaking, printing, compass, cast iron technology and other daily necessities and civilian technologies spread from China to all parts of the West, and the mode of dissemination was peaceful exchanges and commercial trade rather than aggressive wars. Exchanges and mutual learning and peaceful coexistence with other civilizations are the consistent ways of the Chinese nation to deal with the world. The development of Chinese civilization is an example of the common progress of different civilizations through mutual dialogue and mutual integration. In today's world, there are more than 200 countries and regions, more than 2,500 ethnic groups and many religions, and different civilizations have their own characteristics and strengths. Only by mutual respect, interdependence, tolerance and mutual learning and common development can human civilization continue to develop and progress.

Peace is also an important norm of Chinese ethics and thought. Chinese's quest for peace is also embodied in social and moral outlooks. "Harmony with real creatures, the same does not continue", "Gentlemen are harmonious but different, villains are the same but not harmonious", "The beauty of harmony lies in the unity of differences". China's geographical environment is vast and diverse, and its ethnic cultures are diverse, but about 6,000 years ago, an early Chinese cultural circle was formed, and all ethnic groups formed a strong sense of community, common value pursuit and cultural identity in their long-term development, which is the inevitable result of the development of harmonious and different concepts. Only when the five tones are harmonious can there be a melody, and the harmony of the five flavors will become delicious. Harmony and difference are the secret of harmony and stability in human society. Goodness is like water, and the benevolent loves others. From loving oneself and one's family to loving others and society, this is the core content of the virtues of the Chinese nation. Combining the values of peace with "benevolence", we practice the concept of peace through care for others. For more than two thousand years, China was the world's largest economy for most of the time, but China did not expand or colonize the outside world, which is a testament to the kindness and fraternity of the Chinese nation.