Huang Jiefang, Distinguished Professor of Wuhan University's Institute of International Law, represented Wuhan University to attend the BRICS Seminar on the governance of the BRICS countries held in Quanzhou, Fujian from August 17th to 18th, 2017.
The seminar was hosted by the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, hosted by the China National School of Administration and the China Foreign Languages Publishing Bureau. It is one of the important supporting activities for the BRICS leaders meeting in Xiamen. With the theme of ‘openness, tolerance, mutual benefit and win-win, and building a community of human destiny’, the conference invited politicians and scholars from China, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, BRICS and Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mexico and other countries to discuss and reach a gold medal. The brick countries adhere to the development priorities, carry out mutually beneficial cooperation, participate in global governance, and strengthen the ‘Quanzhou Consensus’ for mutual understanding of civilizations, and provide intellectual support for the development of the BRICS countries.
The conference focused on ‘deepening reforms, working together to promote common development’, ‘communicating mutual knowledge, advocating civilization, diversity and prosperity’; and ‘cooperating and win-win, improving the global governance system’. Professor Huang Jiefang made a speech entitled ‘Building a Community of Human Destiny and Pave the Way for the Silk of the Sky’. He pointed out that the community of human destiny is multidimensional and three-dimensional, including not only land and sea, but also aerospace. Aerospace, is the field of aircraft flight. Heaven is the field in which space objects such as spacecraft and satellites operate. The international nature of aerospace activities has made this area a focal point for the common good of mankind. Outer space has opened up prospects for the welfare of all mankind, and it has also brought about worries about competition and even war in new fields. The technology for exploiting outer space resources is not yet fully mature, and the legal battle for resources has begun. Facing the vast universe, it is the colonial old road that regains the preoccupation of the enclave, or the flag of cooperation and win-win, which is the choice that mankind faces. The BRICS countries play an important role in the air and space governance system. They should gather together and make a difference in the air and silk road.