(Yicai Global) Jan. 31 -- China's urban developer JC Group hosted the first Earth Civilization Conference in Xiamen in China’s southeastern Fujian Province on Jan. 23. The world's elites convened at this forum to discuss issues impacting the optimal integration of human civilization, development of an eco-city system and improvement of human life. "China’s total economic output has greatly increased, but people now desire better and modern urban living even more. Such an economy needs greater momentum, even as our internal needs have reached a turning point, with new urbanization becoming crucial in speeding up the economy," said Jay Wei, JC Group founder and event organizer.
JC Group convened Nobel laureates, leading scientists and other researchers and experts from both home and abroad to seek common ground despite differences and to promote the progress of human civilization. Wei also formed the Earth Civil Foundation to provide financial backing for leading researchers’ scientific studies. This institute will invest CNY10 billion (USD1.6 billion) over two years. The Earth Civilization Conference represents just a start, however. The platform will also offer greater opportunities for people to explore and realize the common vision and mission of humankind and to foster joint global development.