The thought of “he he”(the thought of harmony and convergence) enjoys a long history and rich connotation.
These two Chinese characters have already been presented in inscriptions on bones or tortoise shells in Shang Dynasty and ancient bronze objects in Zhou Dynasty.
The first character “he ”means the harmony of sound and music originally， which was extended to the meaning of concord, kindness and neutralization. The second character “he” implies the folding of upper and lower lips with an extended meaning of convergence, combination, integration and cooperation and the like.
Traditional Chinese culture attaches importance to harmony instead of dissension and values convergence rather than decentralization. Generally speaking, the thought of “he he” possess meaning of three aspects，namely：
First, be both opposite and complementary to each other. Ancient Chinese believe that there are many categories, like yin and yang, forward and withdraw, acceptance and rejection, division and integration. Even though opposite in nature and function, they are interdependent and integrating, reflecting developmental law of things.
Second, harmony in diversity. Harmony and convergence do not indicate exactly the same, but emphasize harmony on the basis of admitting difference and dissimilarity.
Third, everything will be derived from the state of harmony. Harmony and convergence are not still, but a dynamic evolving process from extinction and contradiction to balance and combination, during which all things are living and growing in nature.
Based on the wisdom of Chinese ancestors, the thought of “he he” develops in the history witnessed different cultures and diverse religions blending in Chinese people, pursuing co-existence and complementation of diversity under orientation of harmony. It is important historical resource for China to deal with different cultures, religions, regions, countries，societies and interpersonal relationships, as well as cultural practice of Chinese lasting thousands of years.
The thought of “he he”is the demonstration of Chinese spirit and national soul, and it is a significant source of contemporary core values. Harmony is the objective of social governance, which could be reached by cooperation. Therefore, the thought of “he he” is fully in accord with “harmony”in socialist core values.
The thought of “he he” contributes a lot to the thousands of years’ living and growing as well as prosperity of Chinese people, and provides important enlightenment for us to deal with relationships between human and human, human and society as well as human and nature nowadays.
Under the background of human being exploring rational world order, it is the value of Chinese way as well as the new connotation and new mission of “he he” thought to insist the ideal of “building a community of shared future”, to be the builder of world peace and the maintainer of world order, to build a new pattern of international relations based on cooperation and win-win situation.