On the morning of November 17, local time, the 30th APEC Leaders’ Informal Meeting was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA. President Xi Jinping attended the meeting and delivered an important speech entitled “Stick to the Original Aspirations, Unite and Cooperate to Work Together to Promote High-Quality Growth in the Asia-Pacific”, systematically explaining China’s plan to promote the development of the Asia-Pacific and strengthen cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, emphasizing that it should adhere to innovation-driven, open-oriented, and Green development and insisting on inclusive sharing. People from all walks of life interviewed by this reporter believe that at a critical juncture in the development of the Asia-Pacific, President Xi Jinping’s important speech conveys the firm belief in uniting and cooperating to promote development, points out the direction and path for promoting stable and long-term cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, and lays the foundation for building an open, Injecting strong impetus into a dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific community.
“Openness, inclusiveness, and win-win cooperation are the right path in the world.”
Currently, the century-old changes in the world are accelerating and the world economy is facing various risks and challenges. As the engine of global growth, the Asia-Pacific shoulders greater responsibilities of the times. President Xi Jinping emphasized in his speech that we should uphold the original intention of Asia-Pacific cooperation, respond responsibly to the call of the times, work together to respond to global challenges, fully implement the Putrajaya vision, build an open, dynamic, strong and peaceful Asia-Pacific community, and achieve common prosperity for the people of Asia and the Pacific and future generations.
Fernando Reyes Mata, former Chilean ambassador to China and director of the Center for Latin American China Studies at Andres Bello University, said that at a time when global economic development is facing many challenges, President Xi Jinping has proposed a proposal worthy of all parties in the Asia-Pacific and even the world. An important proposition for all countries to think about. All parties in the Asia-Pacific should join hands to build the Asia-Pacific region into a more dynamic, open, and powerful global growth engine.
“Openness, inclusiveness, and win-win cooperation are the right path in the world. Close cooperation among APEC members will help promote economic recovery and stable growth in the Asia-Pacific region.” Asongsi, adviser to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of Thailand, said that currently, the world is not peaceful , global economic development is facing many uncertainties, and all parties in the Asia-Pacific, in particular, should remain united, promote cooperation in economic and social development, and promote the recovery of the world economy through the development of the Asia-Pacific region.
Bert Wank, the founder and CEO of Infinire Corporation of the United States, is deeply touched by President Xi Jinping’s goal of building an Asia-Pacific community. He said: “Looking down from space, the blue planet Earth is our only home for survival. If we have a clear understanding of this fact, we will realize that in the face of common challenges to mankind such as climate change and sustainable development, The only option in the Asia-Pacific region and even the whole world is cooperation. Isolation or even confrontation will not help the sustainable development of mankind.”
Daryl Guppy, chairman of the Northern Territory branch of the Australia-China Business Council and a well-known political commentator, said that China has firmly promoted the integration of the Asia-Pacific region and has always been an important force in promoting unity and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. China’s initiative is highly consistent with the goals of APEC when it was founded, and makes an important contribution to the joint efforts of all parties to build a dynamic, harmonious and prosperous Asia-Pacific family.
“President Xi Jinping’s important speech shows us that China is committed to maintaining regional peace and stability and promoting common prosperity in the Asia-Pacific. It will promote all parties in the Asia-Pacific to join hands in building an Asia-Pacific community and create new glories in Asia-Pacific cooperation.” said France’s Schiller Institute International Issues Expert Sebastian Perimoni said that in the past few decades, the Asia-Pacific economy has grown rapidly, thanks to a peaceful and stable environment. The Asia-Pacific region cannot and should not become a stage for geopolitical competition, let alone fall into the quagmire of a new Cold War or confrontation between camps.
“Asia-Pacific cooperation requires all parties to pool their wisdom and participate together.”
In his speech, President Xi Jinping put forward four suggestions: “adhere to innovation-driven”, “adhere to openness-oriented”, “adhere to green development” and “adhere to inclusive sharing”. In order to fully implement the Putrajaya vision, build an open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful The Asia-Pacific Community has pointed the way.
Zhao Baiji, chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers China and Asia Pacific, believes that President Xi Jinping’s important speech is encouraging and the four-point suggestions are forward-looking, strategic and of great significance. “Asia-Pacific cooperation requires all parties to pool their wisdom and participate together. It requires both top-level design and implementation. All parties should work hard to promote sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region and thereby maintain world peace and development.”
Jim Wonderman, President and CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area Council, said that as the two important economies in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States and China shoulder the important task of promoting the stable development of the Asia-Pacific region. The two countries should strengthen cooperation and lead the Asia-Pacific region to continue to become an important engine of world economic development. Win-win cooperation is the trend of the times and the foundation of U.S.-China relations. China is committed to high-quality development, and the United States is also striving to develop its economy. There is unlimited space for cooperation between the two sides, and they can achieve mutual success and win-win results.
The American Sean International Trade Consulting Company is committed to providing consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises. Ann Huynn, the founder of the company, said that more and more American small and medium-sized enterprises are benefiting from trade with China. As one of the most important economies in the Asia-Pacific region, China has solidly promoted high-quality development and high-level opening up, and has made great contributions to the economic development of the Asia-Pacific region and even the world. The industrial and supply chains in the Asia-Pacific region are closely connected. Against the background of sluggish global economic recovery, “China advocates accelerating the process of the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, which will help all parties share the opportunities brought by regional open development.”
Rebecca Maria, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, said that President Xi Jinping’s emphasis on adhering to green development has opened a door of opportunities for the world and will help promote the Asia-Pacific region to further explore economic recovery and inclusive growth paths. Looking at sustainable development issues such as digitalization, reducing carbon emissions and pollution, and ensuring energy security and food security from a broader perspective is in line with the expectations of all parties for the Asia-Pacific to continue to play an engine role and lead the world’s economic growth.
Miguel Alzate, a reporter for Mexico’s National Public Broadcasting System, said that China has a huge population and attaches great importance to social development and the improvement of people’s living standards in promoting modernization. This concept and practice of inclusive sharing has made great contributions to developing countries. example. China and members of the Asia-Pacific region, including Mexico, continue to deepen cooperation in infrastructure and other fields, injecting new vitality into improving regional connectivity so that people of all countries can share the fruits of modernization.
“China’s new development brings new opportunities to the development of the Asia-Pacific and the world.”
Since the beginning of this year, China’s economy has continued to rebound and improve, with growth rates leading among the world’s major economies and high-quality development making solid progress. President Xi Jinping pointed out in his speech that this year marks the 45th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. We will adhere to high-quality development, promote high-level opening up, and use Chinese-style modernization to provide new opportunities for promoting the modernization of countries around the world.
Harelda Cowley, CEO of the U.S. Emerging Markets Forum, said that China successfully held the third “Belt and Road” International Cooperation Summit Forum last month, and the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative has achieved fruitful results in promoting connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region. Results. The principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits is in line with the cooperation concept advocated by APEC and is conducive to the early establishment of a high-level Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area. Most members of APEC are developing countries and emerging market economies. Developing countries and emerging market economies represented by China are playing an increasingly important role in promoting trade and investment liberalization and facilitation and promoting regional economic integration. Come bigger.
Qiu Weikong, chairman of the Thailand-China Business Council, said that the economic development of the Asia-Pacific region has deeply benefited from the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”. Today, it has been nearly two years since the China-Laos railway was put into operation, and the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway in Indonesia was officially put into operation in October this year. It is believed that with the accelerated construction of the China-Thailand Railway, trade and personnel exchanges between ASEAN countries and China will be further smoothed, and the development prospects are exciting.
Matthews, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, said that innovation is a powerful driving force for development, and China’s accelerated implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy means valuable opportunities for Peru and other Latin American countries. In the past few decades, China has made great progress in the field of science and technology. Today, China is Peru’s main trading partner and source of investment. Among China’s exports to Peru, new energy vehicles and other high-tech commodities account for an increasing share. China’s active promotion of scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation will create a better environment for scientific and technological development and continue to add new momentum to the economic and social development of developing countries.
Paul Martel, chief consultant of the Philippines branch of Malaysian Digital Services Corporation, said that all parties in the Asia-Pacific should actively respond to the global development initiative, global security initiative and global civilization initiative proposed by China, work together to respond to various global challenges, promote common development, and enhance The welfare of all mankind.
Zhou Hongyi, founder of 360 Group, said that as an important engine of the Asia-Pacific economy, China has played an important role in promoting world economic recovery and growth. China is the world’s second largest economy. It actively develops high-tech and innovative industries and has become an important driving force for global technological innovation.
Matthias Berninger, executive vice president of Germany’s Bayer Group, said that President Xi Jinping’s important speech demonstrated China’s determination to persist in opening up and was conducive to enhancing confidence in the global market. “The development of the world economy has repeatedly proved that openness brings progress, while isolation will inevitably lead to backwardness. Over the past 45 years, China has continued to expand its opening up, not only developing itself, but also continuously injecting impetus into global economic development. The Chinese market has huge opportunities, and China’s new development has opened up for the Asia-Pacific and World development brings new opportunities.”
(Reporters of this newspaper in San Francisco, Bangkok, Canberra, Paris, and Beijing on November 18: Chen Yiming, Mou Zongcong, Ren Yan, Chen Shangwen, Zhang Bolan, Yang Yi, Shi Yuanhao, Li Zhiwei, Zhang Mengxu, Zhang Penghui, Zhang Jinruo, Chen Xiaowei, Shang Kaiyuan , Wan Yu, Meng Xianglin)
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