Economic globalization and free trade are the general trend of world economic development, multilateralism, dialogue and cooperation are the common aspirations of most countries, and openness and innovation are important ways for the sustainable development of the world economy and economic globalization
China has achieved significant strategic results in overall pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development, becoming the only major economy in the world to achieve positive economic growth by 2020. I sincerely congratulate China on its great success in fighting the pandemic and developing its economy. I have great confidence in the resilience and prospects of China’s economic development. China insists on open development, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital technology have made the Chinese economy more dynamic. This not only benefits Chinese people, but also brings important opportunities for economic development.
China has played an important role in promoting common development in Asia. China’s proposal to build a community of Destiny in Asia and build the Belt and Road Will be conducive to promoting unity and cooperation among Asian countries and promoting the development of economic globalization and the common prosperity of all countries. The joint construction of the Belt and Road Belt and Road will not only bring about infrastructure connectivity, but also promote people-to-people communication, cross-cultural exchanges and digital economic cooperation, and contribute to the construction of an open world economy and the prosperity and development of the whole world.
Building the Belt and Road Initiative is a concrete action to practice multilateralism and promote international cooperation. In the face of the pandemic, the “Belt and Road” construction project has continued to advance, not only for countries to fight the pandemic, stabilize the economy, protect people’s livelihood played an important role, but also to promote the world economic recovery and development has made an important contribution. In the future, the “Belt and Road” should not only continue to focus on “hard connectivity”, but also promote “soft connectivity”, including food and health cooperation, small and medium-sized enterprises development, and more support for innovative activities to promote green economic development, so that more people benefit.
In April, President Xi Jinping delivered a video keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia’s 2021 annual meeting, noting that the Belt and Road is a sunny road, not a private path for everyone to move forward hand in hand. All interested countries can join in, participate, cooperate and benefit together. President Xi Jinping’s proposal to build a closer health partnership, a closer interconnected partnership, a closer green development partnership and a closer open and inclusive partnership expresses China’s sincere willingness to work together to build the Belt and Road Belt and Road With High Quality and achieve common development.
In today’s world, protectionism is on the rise and economic globalization is partially frustrated. Economic globalization and free trade are the general trend of world economic development, multilateralism, dialogue and cooperation are the common aspirations of most countries, and openness and innovation are important ways for the sustainable development of the world economy and economic globalization. All countries should work together to oppose protectionism and the closed decoupling of trade, investment and science and technology. Open cooperation and mutually beneficial cooperation will drive global development, artificially “building walls” and “decoupling” violate economic and market rules, undermine the stability of global industrial chains and supply chains, and are not conducive to the development of world economic recovery.
Located in the center of the Central and Southern Peninsula, Thailand is an important partner in building the Belt and Road. The Thai government has launched development strategies such as “Thailand 4.0” and “East Economic Corridor”, formulated strategic plans for the next 20 years, focused on transforming the mode of economic development, and built an innovation-driven economic development model. This is in line with the co-construction of the Belt and Road Initiative in the development concept, approach and objectives. The “Belt and Road” initiative and Thailand’s development strategy can further promote Thailand’s economic and social development. Thailand and China should further strengthen communication and cooperation to better embrace the new technological revolution and meet the challenges posed by unilateralism and protectionism.