According to Xinhua, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang Province.Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife also attended the opening at the invitation of the Chinese president.During a pre-opening luncheon, attended by a number of leaders, the Chinese president called for promoting peace, solidarity and inclusiveness through sports.Asian countries, as members of the community of shared future of mankind, should uphold good neighborliness and mutual benefit. The need for Asian countries to reject the mentality of the Cold War and confrontation based on militarization, and to make Asia an anchor for world peace.