The book is a collection of interviews with over 20 former politicians, Communist Party leaders and scholars from countries including Germany, the United States and Hungary, by the Xi Jinping Research Center for Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, the World Socialism Research Center and the Institute of Marxism under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Certain groups of people believe that the varying solutions taken by different countries to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic reflect the essential differences in how different social systems treat people's rights to life and survival, and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of different social systems. The key to China's success in fighting the epidemic lies in the socialist system and the unique advantages of the Communist Party of China in pooling national strength with the people at its centre. The current situation in the world has proved again that the 'community with a shared future for mankind' proposed by President Xi Jinping has a strong reality and urgency. After the epidemic, the crisis of capitalism and the bright future of socialism are just as inevitable.