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Thursday, September 27 2018 - 19:58
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The 2018 China (Qufu) International Confucius Cultural Festival & the Fifth Nishan Forum on World Civilizations opened in Qufu, China
QUFU, China, Sept. 28, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On September 26 morning, the 2018 China (Qufu) International Confucius Cultural 
Festival & the Fifth Nishan Forum on World Civilizations opened in Qufu, the 
hometown of Confucius, according to the Information Office of Shandong 
Provincial Government.

This year, the theme is "Shared Destiny, Cultural Fusion: Fusion of 
Civilizations and a Community of Shared Future for Mankind". Held in parallel 
with the main theme are three sub-themes: "The Belt and Road Initiative and the 
Exploration of the Path to a Community of Shared Future for Mankind", 
"Responsibility and Duty: Embracing the New Era of Human Civilization", and 
"Protection of Cultural Heritage and a Community of Shared Future for Mankind". 

Over 240 experts and scholars from different countries and regions gathered at 
this forum and presented their viewpoints to the whole world. 

As a famous international forum, Nishan Forum for World Civilizations aims to 
invite different civilizations into China and promote dialogues between such 
civilizations and Chinese civilization. 

Since the establishment of the forum, it has been successfully convened for 
four times. A large number of well-known scholars from home and abroad gathered 
in Shandong and initiated dialogues among Confucian, Christian, Jewish, Indian, 
and Bahai civilizations and achieved fruitful results. The forum has fully 
highlighted the thoughts and ideas of Confucianism, such as advocating 
benevolence, beholding people-oriented values, observing good faith and 
trustworthiness, respecting justice, worshiping harmony and cooperation, and 
pursuing universal good. It has become an important platform for Chinese 
culture to go global.

Source: The Information Office of Shandong Provincial Government 

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