Full Text: Remarks by President Xi Jinping at opening ceremony of China-ASEAN Expo, Business and Expenditure Summit

President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit by means of online video on Nov 27, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping on Friday addressed the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business enterprise and Expenditure Summit by means of movie.

Remarks by H.E. Xi Jinping

President of the People”s Republic of China

At the Opening Ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and

China-ASEAN Organization and Expense Summit

27 November 2020

Your Excellencies Leaders of Taking part Nations,

Distinguished Friends,

Females and Gentlemen,

Expensive Buddies,

As the 17th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and China-ASEAN Company and Expenditure Summit (CABIS) open today, I desire to prolong, on behalf of the Chinese govt and people and also in my individual identify, a hearty welcome and warm greetings to all the guests attending in person or by means of the World-wide-web.

This year’s CAEXPO, themed “Constructing the Belt and Road, Strengthening Electronic Economy Cooperation”, aims to deepen China-ASEAN cooperation on the digital overall economy, boost high-high quality Belt and Highway cooperation, and inject new vitality into the economic and social improvement of equally sides.

China and ASEAN countries, linked by the identical mountains and rivers, share close affinity and a longstanding friendship. In 2013, I announced an initiative for China to function with ASEAN nations for a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and for a closer China-ASEAN neighborhood with a shared future.

We are happy to notice that, 7 decades on, China and ASEAN take pleasure in rising connectivity, deepening economic integration, robust business ties, and nearer persons-to-people today exchanges. The China-ASEAN relationship has developed into the most profitable and vibrant product for cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and an exemplary exertion in setting up a group with a shared foreseeable future for mankind.

When confronted by the unexpected onslaught of COVID-19 this year, China and ASEAN have assisted each other and took on the challenge in solidarity. We have reached important consensus in lots of respects, together with sharing experience on COVID-19 reaction, making certain clinical materials, conducting joint analysis and improvement of vaccines, and holding the regional industrial and supply chains secure. At a critical phase in China’s struggle versus the coronavirus, ASEAN international locations immediately provided invaluable aid and selfless aid to China. At the time the scenario began to simplicity on its domestic entrance, China sent qualified groups to ASEAN nations around the world, provided substance and complex aid, shared containment knowledge, and speedily opened “rapidly tracks” and “eco-friendly lanes” to facilitate the circulation of men and women and merchandise.

Girls and Gentlemen,


Our entire world is going through momentous changes unseen in a century. It is going towards higher multi-polarity, economic globalization and cultural diversity, and is becoming more and more data-oriented. In no way before have the destinies of people in unique nations been so closely linked. At the identical time, however, the environment is faced with developing uncertainties and instability. The globe overall economy is sluggish unilateralism and protectionism are on the rise cyber security difficulties, big infectious health conditions, local weather adjust, and several other non-traditional protection threats proceed to distribute and the international get and worldwide governance method are becoming challenged.

Underneath the new circumstances, China proceeds to regard ASEAN as a priority in its community diplomacy and a essential area in high-quality Belt and Highway cooperation. China supports ASEAN’s community-setting up, supports ASEAN centrality in East Asian cooperation, and supports ASEAN in playing a bigger purpose in building an open and inclusive regional architecture.

China will perform with ASEAN to advance all-round cooperation beneath the advice of the Strategic Partnership Eyesight 2030. These types of initiatives will support sustain the superior momentum for progress and prosperity in our area and cultivate a nearer China-ASEAN group with a shared long term. For that to materialize, permit me make the subsequent strategies on what we have to have to do:

To start with, we require to improve strategic mutual have confidence in and even more synergize our development strategies. China will get the job done with ASEAN to advance our wide-ranging cooperation in the coming five decades in line with the Strategy of Motion to Put into practice the Joint Declaration on China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity (2021-2025). China will also operate with ASEAN to apply the China-ASEAN Joint Assertion on Synergizing the Belt and Road Initiative and the Learn Program on ASEAN Connectivity 2025. To be precise, a lot more efforts will be designed to build the New Intercontinental Land-Sea Trade Corridor, improve cooperation on infrastructure connectivity such as railways, highways, ports, airports, electric power and communications, velocity up the growth of current financial corridors and essential projects, and go on to develop the China-ASEAN Multimodal Transport Alliance. Subsequent 12 months will mark the 30th anniversary of China-ASEAN dialogue relations. China will operate with ASEAN on the setting up and firm of commemorative gatherings and consider our strategic partnership to a bigger amount.

Second, we will need to elevate economic and trade cooperation and facilitate an early and entire recovery of the regional financial state. China will enrich coordination with ASEAN nations, and just take the 10th anniversary of the whole institution of the China-ASEAN FTA as an possibility to even further put into practice our absolutely free trade settlement. China welcomes the signing of the Regional Detailed Financial Partnership and seems ahead to its early entry into drive. China will work with ASEAN international locations to sustain the sleek circulation of trade, market mutual financial investment, open up up markets broader to every other, and foster deeply integrated industrial, source and value chains. Supplied that all important COVID-19 containment protocols are duly observed, methods must be taken to aid the motion of folks and goods. We also will need to further deepen and substantiate Lancang-Mekong cooperation and China-BIMP-EAGA cooperation. The CAEXPO should really be employed totally as a system with a more substantial role to enjoy in selling all-spherical financial and trade cooperation amongst China and ASEAN and in the full East Asia.

Third, we need to have to greatly enhance innovation in science and engineering and deepen cooperation on the digital financial state. This yr is selected the China-ASEAN Yr of Electronic Financial state Cooperation. China will perform with ASEAN countries to seize the opportunities introduced by the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation. We really should tap into our complementarity and pursue mutually useful cooperation. We could produce additional highlights of cooperation in these places as smart metropolis, 5G, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, major knowledge, blockchain and telemedicine, and reinforce the defense of info safety and plan communication and coordination, as these attempts will support nurture new drivers for the social and financial enhancement of our two sides. China will operate with ASEAN on the China-ASEAN Facts Harbor to advance electronic connectivity and make a electronic Silk Street.

Fourth, we require to strengthen cooperation in opposition to COVID-19 and greatly enhance potential creating in general public overall health. China stands prepared for policy dialogue on public wellness with ASEAN to make improvements to cooperation mechanisms. It is critical that we join forces in fighting the coronavirus and move up info sharing and cooperation on the manufacturing, development, and deployment of vaccines. When its COVID-19 vaccines are readily available for use, China will actively contemplate the requires of ASEAN international locations. China will present monetary aid to the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund, and operate with ASEAN in creating the Regional Reserve of Professional medical Materials for Community Well being Emergencies and launching a Liaison System for Community Wellbeing Emergencies with ASEAN. China will act on the China-ASEAN Human Sources Education Plan of Wellness Silk Road (2020-2022) to practice for ASEAN countries 1,000 administrative and specialized staff in the wellness sector, in a bid to enable produce increased quality general public overall health products and services in the area. China will work with ASEAN international locations and other users of the intercontinental neighborhood as a result of greater solidarity and cooperation to aid the Planet Wellness Business in taking part in a management purpose and to develop a world-wide local community of wellness for all.

Ladies and Gentlemen,


China has secured major strategic achievements in coordinating COVID-19 reaction and economic and social advancement. It is the initially main financial state in the entire world to resume expansion. The just lately concluded Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee adopted suggestions for formulating China’s 14th 5-12 months prepare. The plenum underscored that China will end building a reasonably prosperous modern society in all respects inside the set time frame, and will embark on a new journey up coming 12 months towards absolutely developing a modern-day socialist country. Based on a scientific examination of the new stage of China’s growth, we will keep committed to the new enhancement philosophy, and actively foster a new improvement paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay and domestic and global circulations reinforcing just about every other. China will stay as fully commited as ever to further opening-up, and seek out higher synergy via the interplay of its domestic and globe economies. China will gas a all over the world recovery with its very own economic rebound, and countries close to the planet, ASEAN users integrated, will all advantage from it. Hunting forward, China-ASEAN cooperation will take pleasure in nevertheless better potential clients.

The CAEXPO and CABIS are a results-oriented platform for us to advance regional economic integration. I hope this year’s accumulating will allow China and ASEAN nations to find extra business options, enjoy extra fruits, and usher in a brighter upcoming of prosperity.

To conclude, I would like the CAEXPO and CABIS a entire accomplishment.

Thank you.