On November 20, 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered an important speech entitled “Working together to build a community with an Asia-Pacific destiny” at the 27th APEC leaders’ informal meeting.
On the evening of November 20, 2020, President Xi Jinping attended the 27th APEC Leaders’ Informal Meeting and delivered an important speech by video in Beijing. Photo by Wang Qian, reporter of Xinhua News Agency
In his speech, the General Secretary answered the important question of “how to go about the future of Asia-Pacific cooperation” using “Pacific”, “wings”, “blueprints” and not “political games“, and put forward the China plan of “jointly building an open, inclusive, innovative growth, interconnection and win-win cooperation in Asia-Pacific destiny community”.
openness and tolerance
The world economy, like the Pacific Ocean around us, gathers thousands of streams and connects the world, casting a vast and broad mind and nurtures surging vitality. Cooperation on the basis of equal treatment and the resolution of differences on the basis of mutual respect are the foundation of the economic development and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region.
The Asia-Pacific region should continue to take the lead, resolutely maintain peace and stability, firmly safeguard multilateralism, adhere to building an open world economy, unswervingly support the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core, promote free and open trade and investment, and guide economic globalization towards a more open, inclusive, inclusive, Balanced and win-win development.
The digital economy is the future development direction of the world, and innovation is the wings of the Asia-Pacific economy. We should take the initiative to seize the opportunities of the times, give full play to the characteristics of broad human resources, good technological foundation and large market potential in the region, create new competitive advantages, and open up new possibilities for people of all countries to live a better life.
We should fully implement the APEC road map for the Internet and the digital economy, promote the dissemination and application of new technologies, strengthen the construction of digital infrastructure, and bridge the digital divide.
On the evening of November 20, 2020, President Xi Jinping attended the 27th APEC Leaders’ Informal Meeting and delivered an important speech by video in Beijing. This is a group photo taken online by leaders and representatives of participating economies through the APEC Butragaya Vision 2040. Photo by Li Xiang, reporter of Xinhua News Agency
Interconnection is an important foundation for regional economic integration and a necessary condition for achieving global linkage development. Its importance is more prominent under the background of the epidemic.
We should continue to promote the implementation of the APEC interconnection blueprint, unblock the safe and orderly flow of people, goods, capital and data, and realize the seamless connection of the Asia-Pacific region.
The development of Asia-Pacific members is highly complementary and the interests are deeply integrated. Asia-Pacific economic cooperation has never been a zero-sum game, a political game that you lose and win, but a platform for mutual achievement and win-win development. There is a Malaysian proverb, “Climbing together when you meet mountains and straddling together when you meet ditches”. This is the essence of the spirit of the Asia-Pacific family.
We should deepen the Asia-Pacific partnership of mutual trust, tolerance, cooperation and win-win, adhere to the concept of joint consultation, joint construction and sharing, constantly improve the level of regional cooperation, expand the Asia-Pacific cooperation cake, and achieve common prosperity. We should promote pragmatic cooperation on the basis of consensus, properly handle contradictions and differences, safeguard the correct direction of Asia-Pacific cooperation, and make APEC stable and far-reaching.