Chinese sports diplomacy promotes unity for a shared future, speakers–China Economic Net

by Muhammad Asif Nour

China sparked peace, development and shared prosperity through sports diplomacy during the 2022 Winter Olympics. As world leaders and sports teams came together to support China’s Winter Olympics China, peace and friendship have been strengthened and all false politicization has been neutralized. Countries are more likely to collaborate and build a common future. The strong partnership between Pakistan and China is essential for regional peace and security.

These were the remarks of speakers sharing their views during the webinar on “Beijing Winter Olympics: Sports Diplomacy for a Shared Future” organized by the BRI Friends Forum. While moderating the session, Farhat Asif, co-founder of BRI Friends Forum, pointed out that the webinar was organized to engage an intellectual discourse on the Chinese vision of sports diplomacy in the context of the Olympics.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Nagmana Hashmi, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the EU and China, said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit had helped rejuvenate Pakistan-China relations. She added that games are a means of cooperation and necessary to reduce tensions between groups.

In addition, Ambassador Hashmi also highlighted the mutually beneficial relationship between China and Pakistan. She stressed that the friendship between Pakistan and China is based on mutual respect and cooperation, with both sides benefiting from each other. She called for even closer collaboration between the two states in various sectors to improve and strengthen collaboration.

Dr Wang Li, a researcher at the Center for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, said China’s commitment to hosting the Olympics in the face of such circumstances showed its economic development, its financial capacity to organize any major international event, and its strength in global diplomacy. He referred to China’s growing technological and innovative developments as a global superpower. Wang also expressed his view that unity between Pakistan and China cements peace and security in the South Asian region.

Dr. Sajid Khursheed, HOD, Canadian International School, Beijing, China, shared an eyewitness account of the Beijing Winter Olympics, in particular his participation in the grand Opening Ceremony. He said organizers strictly followed all protocols related to the World Health Organization. Dr Khursheed also noted that thousands of volunteers are working around the clock, making tremendous efforts to bring the Games to life.

Huang Yan, global communications manager in Zhejiang, China, explained the exciting highlights of the Beijing Winter Olympics. She explained the role of media, especially digital media, which has had a huge impact in some cases on people around the world. Individuals took to social media sites such as TikTok and Twitter to share their feelings, earning warm thanks and recognition around the world. She believes that the media has made a substantial contribution to building lasting relationships and breaking down prejudice. Many journalists, students and scholars from different parts of the world attended the webinar.

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