The President Xi Jinping Attended the Peru APEC Economic Leaders’Meeting and Made Key Speech on November 20, and the President Feng Xiang andthe Vice President Ding Deyan of Zhongyan Group Experienced Mien from PresidentXi and Much Encouraged.
The 24th APECEconomic Leaders’ Meeting was held in Lima, Peru on November 20, 2016. TheState President Xi Jinping attended and made key speech on Explore the Future and Promote Prosperity in Asia-Pacific. Hestressed that, we should deepen the Asia-Pacific partnership, seek for win-winwith opening, promote prosperity with fusion, explore constantly, and createthe promising future in Asia-Pacific.
The keynote speech on EnhancedPartnership for Greater Monument of Growth by the President Xi Jinping onthe APEC CEO Summit on November 19 aroused strong influence and resonance, andwas extensively concerned and highly praised by international society.
The President FengXiang and the Vice President Ding Delin of Zhongyan Group took the speech bythe President Xi, and were much encouraged and deeply inspired by the openeconomy, linking development, partnership, life community and other topics inthe speech by the President Xi.
Key Speech by XiJinping/Group President Feng Xiang on CCTV/Relevant Comments
The PresidentXi made key speech at 2016 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting
The 24th APECEconomic Leaders’ Meeting was held in Lima, Peru on November 20. The StatePresident Xi Jinping attended and made key speech on Explore the Future and Promote Prosperity in Asia-Pacific. Hestressed that, we should deepen the Asia-Pacific partnership, seek for win-winwith opening, promote prosperity with fusion, explore constantly, and createthe promising future in Asia-Pacific.
Before the Meeting,Xi Jinping and other participating leaders arrived, and were warmly greeted bythe President of Peru Kuczynski.
On local time A.M.10:15 on the day, the Meeting started. Kuczynski took the chair. Theme of theAPEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting was “High-quality Growth and Human Development”.The participating economy entity leaders exchanged opinions on “Challenges ofFree Trade and Investment under Current Global Situations”, “Food Safety,Adaptable to Climate Change and Acquiring Water Sources” and “Fusion withAsia-Pacific: Achieve Realistic and Effective Area Interconnection” and othertopics.
Xi Jinpingfigures out that, the G20 Hangzhou Summit held in this September depicted theworld’s economic growth blueprint, powerful, sustainable, balanced andinclusive, embodied the partnership spirit for challenging and the decision forjoint development. Asia-Pacific is a key point of the world’s economy. APEC isa pioneer, leader and explorer of Asia-Pacific and global economic cooperation,and is crucial to economic development of Asia-Pacific region and globaleconomy. Facing new situations and new challenges, we shall adopt powerfulmeasures, fully yield the function of Asia-Pacific region, and boost theinnovative, vigorous, linking and inclusive world’s economy.
Xi Jinpingstressed that, we should unswervingly lead the economic globalization, lead theeconomic globalization towards more inclusiveness and popularization, andoppose protectionism in any forms. We shall unswervingly improve open economiclevel in Asia-Pacific region, deeply implement the 10-year interconnectionblueprint adopted at Beijing Summit, promote infrastructure, rules and systems,staff communication and interconnection, build an overall, compositeinterconnection network, reinforce “Belt& Road” Initiative, and interfacerelevant development strategies and cooperation with parties. We shallunswervingly build the new layout of reform and innovation, advance economicstructure reform and lead the world’s economy creation drive for Asia-Pacificregion.
Xi Jinpingstressed that, since becoming an APEC member 25 years ago, China had taken Asia-Pacificregion as the priority of opening. With approaching of Bogor Goal in 2020, weshould plan a long-term cooperation vision. China would come with othercountries for development and reforming, promote regional economy integration,interconnection and jointly prepare the blueprint of Asia-Pacific cooperation.
The meetingcontinued in the afternoon. Xi Jinping delivered speech on promotingsustainable development. Xi Jinping figured out that, this year was thebeginning of sustainable development agenda for 2030. APEC should adopt actionsand boost sustainable development. We should promote inclusive development, andmake the people share the development achievements. We should advanceecofriendly development, and improve development quality and benefits, as wellas accelerate interconnection building and linking development. China hasreleased the country-specific plan of the sustainable development agenda for2030. We should implement the development philosophy of innovation, coordination,greenness, development and sharing, fully implement the agenda, and continue tomake contribution to the development of the world and the Asia-Pacific region.
The economy entity leaders expressed the opinions that, Asia-Pacificregion was a key engine for world’s economic growth. Under the currentsituations, we should build open economy in the Asia-Pacific region, oppose thetrade protectionism, deeply implement the progress of Asia-Pacific Free TradeZone, continuously advance overall interconnection, and inject new dynamics toworld’s economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The membersshould continue to play function of APEC, implement the annual conferenceachievements, plan cooperation vision in the Asia-Pacific region, and promotelong-lasting prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region.
The meeting released the 24th APECEconomic Leaders’ Declaration.
In the morning of the day, Xi Jinping attended the informal dialoguemeeting on global economic situations with leaders of APEC economic entities,took introduction on world’s economic situations by the President of IMFLagarde, described China’s opinions over the world’s economy, stressed thatChina was unswervingly determined to boost the reform and was confident in theprospect of reform and development.
The President Xi Jinping Attended the 24th APEC EconomicLeaders’ Meeting and Made Key Speech
Explore the Future and Promote Prosperity in Asia-Pacific
Dear President Kuczynski,
I am so glad to meet with you in the beautiful Lima and seek for thecooperation plan of the Asia-Pacific region. First, thanks for efforts to themeeting by the President Kuczynski and the Government of Peru. We wish themeeting should contribute to cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
At present, the world’s economy is under profoundadjustment, the dynamics of recovery is insufficient, and growthdifferentiation becomes more severe. The economic globalization sufferssetbacks, international trade and investment become weak and the protectionismarouses. The G20 Hangzhou Summit held in this September depicted the world’s economicgrowth blueprint, powerful, sustainable, balanced and inclusive, embodied thepartnership spirit for challenging and the resolution for joint development.Asia-Pacific plays a key role in the world’s economy, breeds indefinite hopeand also bears significant responsibilities. APEC is a pioneer, leader andexplorer of Asia-Pacific and global economic cooperation, and is crucial toeconomic development of Asia-Pacific region and global economy. Facing newsituations and new challenges, we shall adopt powerful measures, fully yieldthe function of Asia-Pacific region, and boost the innovative, vigorous,linking and inclusive world’s economy.
First, we unswervingly lead the economic globalization. The economicglobalization enters the stage adjustment period, and someone doubts, andsomeone hesitates. We can see that, the economic globalization matches theproduction force development requirements and the parties’ rights andinterests, and becomes a trend. We cannot stop because of temporarydifficulties, should focus on combination of practice in economic globalizationand solving problems fairly, and lead globalization towards more inclusivenessand popularization. We should act and declare to the world that, the Asia-Pacificregion is still confident in the economic globalization.
History showsthat, the protectionism cannot work out. At the moment of tackling theinternational financial crisis 8 years ago, the AEPC leaders expressed tooppose protectionism in concert in Lima. Two years ago in Beijing, we solemnlydeclared that, we did not adopt any new trade protectionism measures. At thecrucial moment of Asia-Pacific development, we should join in hands tocooperate and win-win, oppose protectionism in any forms, and inject dynamicsto the economic globalization.
Second, weunswervingly improve open economic level in the Asia-Pacific region. Opening isthe driving force for economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. We supportmulti-lateral trading system, highlight promoting trading and investmentliberation, and revitalize trade and investment activities. We shall tacklefragmentation of regional trade protocols effectively, initiate openness andinclusiveness and prevent closure exclusiveness.
Two years ago, we initiated the progress of free trade zone in the Asia-Pacificregion in Beijing. With all efforts made, the collective strategy research wasfinished in this year, marking that building the free trade zone in Asia-Pacificregion enters a new stage. Building the free trade zone in the Asia-Pacificregion does not come easy, and needs long-term efforts. We shall play thespirit of “finishing the work until finishing”, adopt more powerful actions tobuild the free trade zone in Asia-Pacific region, and push the open economiclevel in the Asia-Pacific region to a new level.
Third, we shall unswervingly break through the bottleneck of regionalinterconnection. As a saying in the traditional Chinese medicine, “when yourbody feels pain, it means the balance in your body is disrupted.” Theinterconnection makes economy in the Asia-Pacific region better. We shallimplement the 10-year interconnection blueprint adopted at Beijing Summit, andadopt more collective and spontaneous actions to interconnect amonginfrastructures, rules and staff. We shall build an overall and compositeinterconnection network, and make the Asia-Pacific region the home joining inhands.
China pushes forwards the “Road and Belt” Initiative, and contributes tointerconnection in the Asia-Pacific region through negotiating, building andsharing with regional partners. China will reinforce interface with developmentstrategies and cooperation initiatives and achieve collaboration effects.
Fourth, we unswervingly build the new layout of reform. Reform andinnovation is the only road to long-lasting prosperity. We shall highlightreform and innovation, boost economic structure form, and create dynamics for Asia-Pacific’sleading the world’s economy. We shall seize the key issues, exert force,implement the Route Map of CompetitiveStrength of Service Industry, deepen cooperation of the service industry,and compensate the long-term disadvantages. We shall seize the opportunity ofnew round of revolution of science and technology, and industry, and build newgrowth points of the Internet, digital economy, blue economy and green economy.
Supported by the members, the first urbanization high-level seminar ofAPEC was successfully held in Ningbo in June of this year. The Ningbo Initiative was adopted to guidethe new urbanization in the Asia-Pacific region.
Since becoming an APEC member 25 years ago, China has adhered to take the Asia-Pacificregion as the priority of opening. With approaching of the Bogor Goal in 2020,we should reinforce cooperation foresight, build consensus, and plan a furtherlong-term cooperation vision. China would come with other countries for development and reforming,promote regional economy integration, interconnection and jointly prepare theblueprint of Asia-Pacific cooperation.
We shall deepen the Asia-Pacific partnership, seek for win-win withopening, promote prosperity with fusion, explore constantly and build thepromising future of the Asia-Pacific region.
Key speech by thePresident Xi/Group President Feng Xiang on CCTV/Relevant Comments
The Group President Feng Xiang and the Vice President Ding Delin TookSpeech by the President Xi on CCTV
On November 19, at the just ended 2016 APEC Leader’sSummit, the State President Xi Jinping was invited to attend anddeliver a keynote speech on Enhanced Partnership for Greater Monument ofGrowth, stressing that, Asia-Pacific should inject new dynamics to recoveryof the world’s economy, explore new pathway to growth of the world’s economy,and China should seek for its own development, drive joint development withAsia-Pacific countries and create more opportunities for the people in ourregion.
ThePresident Feng Xiang and the Vice President Ding Delin of Zhongyan Group tookthe speech by the President Xi, and were much encouraged and deeply inspired bythe open economy, linking development, partnership, life community and othertopics in the speech by the President Xi. They experienced the leadership ofthe President Xi, strength and prosperous development of China, and China’sconcern about global development, active contribution and undertaking of a largecountry. The President Feng sighed that, “the speech by the President Xi isgreat, warm voice, and I am full of sunshine and happiness after taking speechby the President Xi.
Key speech by thePresident Xi/Group President Feng Xiang on CCTV/Relevant Comments
Comment I: HeatedDiscussion of International Society on the Speech by President Xi Jinping atAPEC Economic Leaders' Meeting
The 24th APECEconomic Leaders’ Meeting was held at the capital Lima of Peru on the 20th day.The State President Xi Jinping attended the conference and delivered the keyspeech on Explore the Future and PromoteProsperity in Asia-Pacific, calling on APEC members to adopt powerfulmeasures under the new situations, play the role of the Asia-Pacific region asengine, and advance and develop the innovative, linking and inclusive world’seconomy.
All circles in theAsia-Pacific region are excited about confidence and decision on leadingeconomic development and seeking for common prosperity conveyed by the speechfrom the President Xi.
ConveyConfidence Revitalize Global Economy
Yu Aibing, theAcademician of Australian Academy of Sciences and Australian Academy ofTechnology and Engineering, said that, the speech by the President Xi broughtconfidence to economic development of the Asia-Pacific region and the wholeworld. The development philosophy of openness, inclusiveness and popularizationinitiated by China represents the active “positive energy”. He acknowledgedfree trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region and the “Belt and Road” Initiative,which was a “collection of plans benefiting the Asia-Pacific region and theWorld, more comprehensive, open and inclusive.”
Li Jianxiong, theChairman and senior consultant of China-ASEAN Commerce Association, said that,as conveyed in the speech by the President Xi, improving open economic level inAsia-Pacific region, supporting multi-lateral trading system and building thefree trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region were active. He expressed theopinions that, the free trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region was realistic,the cooperation space was larger, and the possibility of success was larger.
Li Zhuohui, ananalyst for politics from Indonesia, said that, according to the President Xi’sspeech, China would expand opening, promote regional economic integration,provide broad development opportunities for countries and dynamics for economyrecovery of the world, and make the people see the sincerity of China’s winningwith other parts of the world.
Ignacio Martinez,a professional of International Relations Center of Mexico National AutonomousUniversity, said that, the President Xi enhanced friendship with economicentities of the Asia-Pacific regions, sought for common rights and interests,reinforced cooperation and promoted development, which was very crucial toeconomic development of the Asia-Pacific region. He held the opinions that,inclusiveness and openness of APEC were beneficial for eliminating the barrierbetween cooperation among economic entities of the Asia-Pacific region.
Interconnectionbrings development opportunities
James Lawrenson, theDeputy Director of Relationship Research Institution of Australia-China, saidthat, the speech on globalization and interconnection by the President Xi was“very active and timely”. The trading protocol did not solve theinterconnection of infrastructures. China highlights on reducing tradingbarriers and improving interconnection, very helpful for the world’s economy.“I suppose that, Xi Jinping clearly states China’s viewpoints, and China willbe fused into the world’s economy with a more open manner”.
Li Jianxiongexpressed the opinions that, breaking up the bottleneck of interconnection,actively boosting the “Belt and Road” Initiative, and reinforcing interfacewith development strategy and cooperation initiatives by the President Xi wereacceptable to me, for infrastructure was crucial to developing economicdevelopment level.
Julio Chen, theChief Coordinator of APEC Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism ofPeru, said that, the development of China was the opportunity of the world,rapid economic increasing of China, promoting standing in the world, andincreasing trading volume worldwide, we could say that, strong and healthydevelopment of China’s economy played an irreplaceable function in balancinginternational trade and stabilizing international economic system.
Posada Cano, theprincipal of the Asia-Pacific Research Center of Jorge Tadeo Lozano Universityof Columbia said to the correspondent, the speed delivered by the President Xiwas based on trading freedom, development and innovation, interconnection andadvancing regional integration, worldwide vision. It is a good opportunity forColumbia to develop with the Asia-Pacific region, especially China.
China’s Leadingand Revitalize the Asia-Pacific region
Ignacio Martinez,a scholar of Mexico, said to the correspondence, the outside should acknowledgethe strength of China, and China’s engine and leading function in boosting theworld’s economic development. With increasing strength of economic strength ofChina, he hoped to witness China under continuous development to highlight theworld’s economy.
Ei Sun OH, the senior research scholar of the RSIS of NanyangTechnological University, was excited about “building the free trade zone inthe Asia-Pacific region”. He said that, manufacturing in the Asia-Pacificregion was the largest one in the world; therefore, free trading was crucial tothe region. In addition, the free trade promoted regional steadiness, forcountries with trading dependence were not opposed, and China played a key rolein boosting regional free trading.
Victor Solis, anexpert of economics of Venezuela, said that, President Xi’s speech wasencouraging. China became a pilot in boosting free trading, and China wouldbecome the center of the Asia-Pacific region and cross-regional tradingnetwork.
Gonzalve Tamayo, the Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Mine of Peru,said that, China was a key trading partner for Peru, and Peru hoped that Chinawould continue to play the leading role in economy and trading of the world,advance the world’s opening progress, and make the economic entities win-win.
At the newsrelease conference after closing ceremony of the 24th APEC Economic Leaders’Meeting, the President of Peru Kuczynski said that, undoubtedly, in Chinaplayed a key role in international trading and the Asia-Pacific region. Wewould support the economic entity full of vitality, and China’s economy wouldmove forward.
Comment II:the development of China is the opportunity of the world - popular keynotespeech by the President Xi at the APEC CEO Summit
The 2016 APEC CEO Summit was held in the capital Lima of Peru on the 19thday. The keynote speech on Enhanced Partnershipfor Greater Monument of Growth by the President Xi Jinping aroused strongresponse and resonance inside and outside. Open economy, linking development,partnership and life community…, these key words were repeated. They got thesame conclusion: the development of China will bring great opportunities to theworld.
Building open economy and arousing resonance
At the conference in Lima, the progress of the free trade zone in the Asia-Pacificregion was extensively concerned. Making clearing purpose from the beginning,with “openness as the lifeline of economy in the Asia-Pacific region”,the President Xi figured the importance of building the open economy, and“building the free trade zone as the strategy for long-term prosperity in the Asia-Pacificregion”.
According to theBangkok Post of Thailand, the speechby the President Xi conveyed a clear opinion to the outside: China highlightson open economy and would be more open. China would endeavor to push forwardand deepen the overall regional economic partnership, free trade zone in the Asia-Pacificregion and other multi-lateral trading mechanism, beneficial for global economyand trading development.
In recent years, the international trade was down. According to forecastby WTO, the worldwide trading increment may be lower than the economic growthin consecutive 5 years. The Asia-Pacific region also faced the same pressure,and needed to solve the regional economic cooperation fragmentation and otherchallenges, and revitalization of global economy by international trading waspressing.
Cai Weicai, the Senior Vice President of Kasikorn Bank of Thailand, saidto the correspondent of Xinhua News Agency, at the Summit in Lima, all theparties hoped China to play the leading role, inject new dynamics to economicand trading development of the world, and the speech on building open economyand deepening partnership by President Xi rebuilt confidence.
Juan Andres Camouse, the Chairman of San Diego of Chily, said that, heapproved the declaration on building the free trade zone in the Asia-Pacificregion by the President Xi. He said that, “free trading promotes overall growthof the world’s economy, and sets goals for us. I believe that, free tradingpromotes economic development and benefits the people”.
Much favoredlinking development boosted
At present, theeconomic globalization suffers bottleneck. One great challenge is how toallocate fairly in the economic globalization. The President Xi gave the“Chinese solution” again in the speech: to build an overall and compositeinterconnection network covering the Asia-Pacific region.
The economist of Venezuela Adelias approved the initiative of “boostinginterconnection between both coasts of the Pacific Ocean and interfacing” inthe speech by the President Xi. He said that, in the past several years, Chinawas pushing forward the “Belt and Road” Initiative, beneficial for sharingregional and global economic development by developing countries in the Asia-Pacificregion and fusion into global value chain.
The ambassador of Peru in China Kalos Caprai figured out that, with the“Belt and Road” Initiative by China, Peru hopes to cooperate with more Asiancountries including China. He thought that, China would play a key role ininterconnection of Latin America.
The President Xiput forward the “Belt and Road” Initiative 3 years ago, which focused oninterconnection, promoted free and convenient circulation of productionelements, built diverse cooperation platforms, and realized win-wincooperation. Till not, there are more than 100 countries and international organizationsjoining and providing support.
Li Zhuohui, the analyst of Indonesia politics, said to the correspondent,under the trend of reverse globalization, China proposed a series of keymeasures in interconnection, such as “Belt and Road” Initiative and the AsianInfrastructure Investment Bank. The Asia-Pacific countries witness theachievements and hope to realize reform, innovation and development by theinterconnection boosted by China.
Much favoredopportunities from China in the future
China’s economyhas more and more influences on the world’s economy, and all related partiesconcern much about the trend of China’s economy. The President Xi depictedcurrent economic situations and development trend in the future, spoke withfacts, demonstrated with numerical, demonstrated China’s self-confidence andconveyed the development confidence.
The President of Volcano Mining Industry of Peru Jose Picasso said that,“This is a great speech, very complete”. The President Xi introduced currentdevelopment situations of China and the developing plans in the next severalyears. China will absorb investment, expand investment overseas, and China’sdevelopment drives joint development of the Asia-Pacific countries.
The Director of Lima Chamber of Commerce of Peru Mario Mongilardi thoughtthat, the speech was “brilliant, conveying clear opinions”. He held theopinions, through applying a series of key reform measures, China would makemore foreign enterprises own the huge market with a population of more than 1.3billion, the Chinese enterprises would continue investment, and this was whatthe Asia-Pacific countries wished to witness.
The Chairman ofthe National Private Enterprise Association of Peru Martin Monterverde said that, the speech by the President Xi revealed a will -China would share the development opportunities from high-speed economic growthof China with the world. He believed that, soft investment environment in Chinawould be more open, slack and transparent, and more advantageous conditionswould be created for foreign enterprises to share the development opportunityof China.
As a country with the largest population, China keeps steady and healthyeconomic development, and drives economic growth of the Asia-Pacific countriesand the other parts of the world. In the several years after outbreak of theinternational financial crisis, China contributed almost 40% of total growth ofthe world economy, and supported recovery of the world economy.
“The President Xi Jinping invited you all to join hands with China anddevelop economy with China”. The Vice Chairman of the American Council ErickFarnsworth said to the correspondent. He was much impressed by the metaphor onsweet potato by the President Xi, and believed that, “there will be morecooperation opportunities in fields of infrastructures, agriculture and otherfields among China, Latin America and America”.
China isunswervingly on the pathway to peaceful development, pursues the openingstrategy of mutual benefit and win-win, drives joint development ofAsia-Pacific countries while seeking for its own development, and creates moreopportunities for people in our region”. The President Xi sent the developmentoffering to the world.
Comment III: XiJinping declared China’s rooting in the Asia-Pacific region with metaphor of“sweet potato”
On November 19,2016, the State President Xi Jinping was invited to attend the APEC EconomicLeaders’ Meeting anddelivered a keynote speech on Enhanced Partnership for Greater Monument ofGrowth, stressing that, Asia-Pacific should inject new dynamics to recoveryof the world’s economy, explore new pathway to growth of the world’s economy,and China should seek for its own development, drive joint development withAsia-Pacific countries and create more opportunities for the people in ourregion.
At the end of thespeech, the President Xi said that, “we all know that sweet potato and othervarieties of potatoes originated in Latin America”. At this, the President Xisaid that, “I love the sweet potato and potato here”. Warm applause was made atsite. The President Xi smiled and sent greetings to the audiences.
The President Xi continued,“I once used sweet potato as an example to make a point toa group of Chinese business leaders. I said that the vines of sweet potato maystretch in all directions, but they all grow out of its roots. Similarly, nomatter what level of development it may reach, China, with its root in theAsia-Pacific, will continue to contribute to its development and prosperity.”The applause was made again.
The sweet potatomentioned by the President Xi was the potato we usually said, and the wildvarieties were originated from the tropical area in America, and wassuccessfully planted by Indian. By use of the metaphor “sweet potato”, thePresident Xi expressed the idea of rooting and promoting prosperity of the Asia-Pacificregions and the deep friendship between China and Latin America.