Xi Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Founding of China Council for Promotion of International Trade
2022-05-19 18:05

On May 18th, President Xi delivered a video speech at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the Global Trade and Investment Promotion Summit.


Xi pointed out that since its establishment in 1952, CCPIT has been based in China and facing the world, and has played an important role in tightening the interest ties between Chinese and foreign enterprises, promoting international economic and trade exchanges and promoting the development of state-to-state relations. The 70-year history of CCPIT is an important manifestation of China's continuous opening up to the outside world, and it is also an important witness for enterprises from all over the world to share development opportunities and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.


Xi emphasized that at present, the changes in the past century are intertwined with the epidemic situation in the century, economic globalization encounters counter-current, and the world enters a new period of turbulent change. The industrial and commercial circles of various countries are looking forward to peaceful development more ardently, calling for fairness and justice more strongly, and pursuing win-win cooperation more urgently. Xi put forward four suggestions:


First, gather together to overcome the epidemic. The repeated delays of the epidemic in novel coronavirus pneumonia have brought serious threats to people's lives and health, and have a serious impact on the development of the world economy. It is necessary to uphold the people's supremacy and life's supremacy, actively carry out international cooperation in vaccine research and development, production and distribution, strengthen global public health governance, build multiple anti-epidemic defense lines, and promote the building of a community of human health and health.


Second, revitalize trade and investment. It is necessary to make overall plans for epidemic prevention and control and economic development, and strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination among countries. We will comprehensively promote the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2030, promote the transformation of power, mode and structure of the world economy, and put the world economy on a long-term, healthy and stable development track. It is necessary to support the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization as the core, maintain the security and stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain, make a big cooperation cake, and make the development achievements better benefit the people of all countries.


Third, adhere to innovation drive. It is necessary to tap the potential of innovation and growth, jointly strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights, formulate rules on the basis of full participation and consensus building, and create an open, fair, just and non-discriminatory environment for the development of science and technology. It is necessary to deepen innovation exchanges and cooperation, promote the deep integration of science and technology with the economy, strengthen the sharing of innovation achievements, and strive to break down the barriers that restrict the flow of innovation elements such as knowledge, technology and talents.


Fourth, improve global governance. It is necessary to adhere to true multilateralism, practice the global governance concept of joint construction and sharing, mobilize global resources, meet global challenges and promote global development. We should persist in dialogue without confrontation, tear down walls without building walls, integrate without decoupling, be inclusive without exclusion, and lead the reform of global governance system with the concept of fairness and justice.


Xi emphasized that China's determination to expand its high-level opening-up will not change, and the door to China's opening-up will only open wider. China will continue to create a market-oriented and legalized international business environment, implement the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement at a high level, promote the high-quality construction of the "the belt and road initiative", and provide more market opportunities, investment opportunities and growth opportunities for the global business community. Let us join hands, adhere to peace, development, cooperation and win-win, jointly solve the current problems facing the world economy, international trade and investment, and move towards a better future together.