Xi Jinping Attended Global Health Summit, Delivered an Important Speech
2021-05-22 09:11

On the evening of May 21st, President Xi Jinping was invited to attend the Global Health Summit by video in Beijing, and delivered an important speech entitled "Building a Community of Human Health Together".

 

Xi pointed out that over the past year or so, the epidemic situation in novel coronavirus pneumonia has fluctuated repeatedly, and the most serious epidemic of infectious diseases in the past century is still raging. Overcoming the epidemic at an early date and restoring economic growth are the top priorities of the international community. G20 members should shoulder their responsibilities in global anti-epidemic cooperation and strive to improve their ability and level of responding to major public health emergencies.

 

Xi Jinping put forward five opinions:

 

First, adhere to the people first and life first. Fighting the epidemic is for the people, and we must rely on the people. We must take great political responsibility and courage, deal with extraordinary things with extraordinary actions, earnestly respect everyone's life value and dignity, and ensure that people's lives are less affected and the social order is generally normal.

 

Second, adhere to scientific policy and make overall plans for systematic response. It is necessary to coordinate drug and non-drug interventions, coordinate normalized accurate prevention and control and emergency response, and coordinate epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development. G20 members should adopt responsible macroeconomic policies, maintain the safe and smooth operation of the global industrial chain and supply chain, and continue to support developing countries, especially fragile countries with great difficulties.

 

Third, persist in helping each other in the same boat and advocate unity and cooperation. We should uphold the concept of human health community and resolutely oppose all kinds of attempts to politicize, label and stigmatize. Political manipulation will not help our country to fight the epidemic at all, but will only disrupt international cooperation against the epidemic and bring greater harm to people all over the world.

 

Fourth, adhere to fairness and reasonableness and bridge the "immunization gap". We should abandon "vaccine nationalism", solve the problem of vaccine production capacity and distribution, and enhance the accessibility and affordability of developing countries. Major countries in vaccine research and development and production should take responsibility and provide more vaccines to developing countries in urgent need. Multilateral financial institutions should provide financial support for developing countries to purchase vaccines. The World Health Organization should accelerate COVAX.

 

Fifth, persist in treating both the symptoms and root causes and improve the governance system. It is necessary to strengthen and give full play to the role of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, persist in joint construction and sharing, and better reflect the reasonable demands of developing countries. It is necessary to improve the ability of monitoring, early warning and emergency response, the ability to treat major epidemics, the ability to reserve and support emergency materials, the ability to crack down on false information, and the ability to provide support to developing countries.

 

In order to continue to support global solidarity against the epidemic, Xi Jinping announced:

 

-China will provide another US $3 billion in international aid in the next three years to support developing countries in fighting the epidemic and restoring economic and social development.

 

-China has supplied 300 million doses of vaccines to the world and will do its best to provide more vaccines to the outside world.

 

-China supports domestic vaccine enterprises to transfer technology to developing countries and carry out cooperative production.

 

-China has announced its support for novel coronavirus pneumonia's exemption of intellectual property rights for vaccines, and also supports international organizations such as the World Trade Organization to make an early decision on this issue.

 

-China proposes to set up an international forum on vaccine cooperation, in which vaccine production and research countries, enterprises and stakeholders will discuss how to promote the fair and rational distribution of vaccines in the world.

 

Xi Jinping finally stressed that let's work hand in hand to promote the building of a community of human health and jointly protect the bright future of human health!

 

The Global Health Summit was jointly initiated by Italy, the presidency of G20, and the European Commission. The meeting was held by video, mainly discussing cooperation in dealing with the epidemic situation and strengthening the prevention of pandemics in the future.