Xi Jinping says China will only open up more and more
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China will not close its door to the world and will only open more and more.
Xi made the remarks during a video link keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Second United Nations World Conference on Sustainable Transport.
Faced with major changes and a global pandemic unprecedented in a century, Xi called for following the dominant trend of global development, advancing global transport cooperation and writing a new chapter showcasing infrastructure connectivity, the unhindered flows of trade and investment and the interactions between civilizations while making five propositions.
He also stressed that transport, as an artery of the economy and a link between civilizations, has transformed the world into a tight-knit global village.
“An examination of history shows that the transport, in the form of caravans of camels and sailboats on the ancient Silk Road, of wave-breaking ships in the age of exploration and of crossed transport networks in this modern age, facilitated economic integration and people-to-people exchanges, ”Xi said.
The Chinese president first urged the world to maintain open interaction and improve connectivity.
“A great river is full when its tributaries are filled with water; and tributaries should be dry when there is no water in the great river, ”Xi said, adding that it is only with openness, inclusion and connectivity that countries can strengthen their mutual efforts and achieve win-win results.
Xi said the international community should pursue an open global economy and reject discriminatory or exclusive rules and systems.
“We must stand up for common development and promote equity and inclusion,” Xi said. He also noted that it is only when countries develop together that there can be real development; it is only when countries prosper together that there can be true prosperity.
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The Chinese president also called for maintaining an innovation-driven approach and creating more engines for development.
As the world is going through a new cycle of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, Xi said more should be done to develop intelligent transport and intelligent logistics and promote the deep integration of new technologies like big data, the Internet. , artificial intelligence and blockchain with the transport sector to ensure easier movement of people and smoother movement of goods.
“We must make ecological conservation a priority and pursue green and low-carbon development,” Xi also stressed.
The only sustainable way to achieve sustainable development is to establish an economic system for green and low-carbon development and to promote the green transition in all aspects of economic and social development, he added.
“We live in a world where the future and fate of countries are intertwined and their interests intertwined like never before,” Xi said, calling for maintaining multilateralism and improving global governance.
He reiterated the need to maintain the authority and status of the United Nations and, in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to advance cooperation in areas such as the poverty reduction, health, transport and logistics, and infrastructure development.
China takes responsibility
Referring to the Global Development Initiative, which the Chinese president proposed last month, Xi said the initiative is designed to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, hoping that more countries will join the initiative.
He also listed China’s achievements in transportation infrastructure, saying they show China’s sense of responsibility in the world community.
According to Xi, China has built the world’s largest high-speed rail network, a world-class network of highways and port hubs, opened up air and sea routes that reach all parts of the world, and established an integrated transport network exceeding 6 million kilometers. .
He also mentioned China’s breakthroughs in manufacturing equipment such as high-speed trains and large planes, adding that China now owns more than half of the new energy vehicles in the world.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the China-Europe Railway Express and ocean freighters operated day and night to maintain the stability of global industrial and supply chains, Xi noted.
China to create center for sustainable transport
The Chinese president also announced Thursday that China will establish a Global Innovation and Knowledge Center for Sustainable Transport, as a contribution to global transport development.
China will continue to advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, strengthen infrastructure connectivity with other countries, and develop a Green Silk Road and a digital Silk Road at a faster pace. Xi said.
He also stressed that China will continue to hold high the banner of true multilateralism and stay connected with the world and abreast of its times, and expressed the hope that China will further contribute to global development while pursuing its own development.
He reiterated that China will not change course in its quest for a new open economy system with higher standards, and that it will not waver in its determination to promote liberalization and facilitation of trade and commerce. investments.