Xi Jinping delivered a Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Annual Meeting of Boao Forum for Asia
2021-04-21 07:47

The opening ceremony of the 2021 Annual Meeting of Boao Forum for Asia was held in Boao, Hainan on the morning of 20th. President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech entitled "Working Together to Overcome Difficulties, Destiny and Create the Future Together" by video.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that since the Boao Forum for Asia was established 20 years ago, it has witnessed the extraordinary course that China, Asia and the world have gone through, and has played an important role in promoting the development of Asia and the world. At present, the century-old changes and the century-old epidemics are intertwined, and the world has entered a period of turbulent change. We live in an era full of challenges and hopes. Where should human society go? What kind of future should we create for future generations? For this important proposition, we should proceed from the common interests of mankind and make a wise choice with a responsible attitude. China proposes that Asian and other countries in the world should respond to the call of the times, work together to overcome the epidemic, strengthen global governance, and make continuous progress towards building a community with shared future for mankind.

 

-We should negotiate on an equal footing and create a win-win and shared future. We should adhere to true multilateralism and promote the development of the global governance system in a more just and rational direction. International affairs should be discussed and handled by everyone, and the future and destiny of the world should be controlled by all countries. The world should be fair, not overbearing. A big country should look like a big country and show more responsibilities.

 

-We should open up and innovate to create a prosperous future. It is necessary to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, deepen regional economic integration, consolidate supply chain, industrial chain, data link and talent chain, and build an open world economy. Artificially "building walls" and "decoupling" violate economic laws and market rules, and harm others.

 

-We should help each other in the same boat to create a healthy and safe future. Strengthen information sharing and joint prevention and control, strengthen international cooperation in novel coronavirus pneumonia vaccines, comprehensively strengthen global public health safety governance, and jointly build a community of human health. Promote international cooperation on climate change.

 

-We must stick to justice and create a future of mutual respect and learning. We should abandon the Cold War mentality and zero-sum game and oppose any form of "new Cold War" and ideological confrontation. When countries get along with each other, we should treat each other as equals, respect each other and trust each other ahead. We should carry forward the common values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom, and advocate exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations.

 

Xi announced that China will host the Second Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations as soon as the epidemic is under control, so as to play an active role in promoting dialogue between Asian and world civilizations.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that "the belt and road initiative" is a sunshine avenue where everyone moves forward hand in hand, not a private path for one side. It pursues development, advocates win-win and conveys hope. We will continue to build a "the belt and road initiative" with all parties with high quality, practice the principle of co-construction, co-construction and sharing, carry forward the concept of openness, green and clean, and strive to achieve the goals of high standards, benefiting people's livelihood and sustainability. We will build closer health cooperation partnership, closer interconnection partnership, closer green development partnership and closer open and inclusive partnership and make positive contributions to the common prosperity of mankind.

 

Xi Jinping emphasized that 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The Communist Party of China seeks happiness for the Chinese people, rejuvenation for the Chinese nation and common ground for the world. China will continue to be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of the international order. China will always hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation and win-win and actively promote the construction of new international relations. No matter how far China develops, it will never seek hegemony, expansion, sphere of influence or arms race. China will actively participate in multilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, promote the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port, and promote the construction of a new open economic system at a higher level. All parties are welcome to share the great opportunities in the Chinese market.

 

Finally, Xi Jinping said, set sail in the same boat and ride the wind and waves. Although we sometimes encounter stormy waves and counter-current rapids, as long as we make concerted efforts and set the right course, the great ship of human social development will surely sail steadily and far-reaching and sail for a better future!