Yang You perform Kunqu Opera in Kunshan, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- China is ready to work with other countries to develop "open and inclusive" civilization, a senior Chinese lawmaker has said.
Zhang Ping, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, made the remarks at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly held in St. Petersburg, Russia on Oct. 14-18.
He called for replacing prejudice, confrontation and conflict with inclusiveness, dialogue and cooperation, and also urged other countries to respect cultural pluralism.
On the sidelines of the assembly, Zhang met with parliamentary leaders from Belarus, Russia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Brazil respectively and exchanged views with them on improving bilateral ties and legislature cooperation.
The 137th IPU assembly was held under the theme "promoting cultural pluralism and peace through inter-faith and inter-ethnic dialogue."