Japan’s Fukuda Praises Belt and Road as ‘About More Than Just One Country’s Interests’
April 1, 2019 (EIRNS)—Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, speaking on March 28 at the annual Boao Forum for Asia on Hainan Island, said that China’s Belt and Road Initiative is “about more than just the country’s own interests, but is also an effort to build a community with a shared future for the whole of mankind.” “All the people of the world are on the same ship called Earth and it’s necessary to join hands to face global challenges and ensure the boat is stable and able to sail to far-off places,” he said.
Fukuda said China had made great strides in the past 70 years since its founding in 1949, but that the country should not be content with the status quo. He said China should continue its reform and development and create a better life for its people. “The stronger China becomes, the more it needs to consider how to do a good job in its overall management,” he said. “In short, China is shouldered with a growing global responsibility, and the Chinese people must think from a global perspective.”