Whole Text: Remarks by President Xi Jinping at opening ceremony of China-ASEAN Expo, Company and Investment Summit

President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Small business and Financial investment Summit through video clip on Nov 27, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping on Friday dealt with the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Enterprise and Expense Summit by means of video.

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 Financial investment Summit

27 November 2020

Your Excellencies Leaders of Participating Nations,

Distinguished Guests,

Females and Gentlemen,

Pricey Mates,

As the 17th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and China-ASEAN Enterprise and Financial commitment Summit (CABIS) open up today, I want to increase, on behalf of the Chinese govt and persons and also in my own name, a hearty welcome and warm greetings to all the attendees attending in person or by means of the World wide web.

This year’s CAEXPO, themed “Setting up the Belt and Highway, Strengthening Digital Economy Cooperation”, aims to deepen China-ASEAN cooperation on the digital economy, boost high-top quality Belt and Road cooperation, and inject new vitality into the financial and social enhancement of each sides.

China and ASEAN countries, linked by the exact mountains and rivers, share close affinity and a longstanding friendship. In 2013, I introduced an initiative for China to perform with ASEAN countries for a 21st Century Maritime Silk Highway and for a closer China-ASEAN neighborhood with a shared potential.

We are happy to be aware that, seven years on, China and ASEAN love growing connectivity, deepening financial integration, robust company ties, and closer individuals-to-people today exchanges. The China-ASEAN marriage has developed into the most thriving and lively product for cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and an exemplary work in constructing a community with a shared potential for mankind.

When confronted by the unexpected onslaught of COVID-19 this calendar year, China and ASEAN have assisted every other and took on the challenge in solidarity. We have reached vital consensus in lots of respects, including sharing practical experience on COVID-19 reaction, making certain healthcare materials, conducting joint research and enhancement of vaccines, and keeping the regional industrial and supply chains secure. At a vital stage in China’s struggle against the coronavirus, ASEAN nations around the world instantly presented invaluable help and selfless aid to China. As soon as the scenario commenced to ease on its domestic entrance, China sent pro teams to ASEAN nations, supplied content and technological help, shared containment working experience, and speedily opened “quickly tracks” and “environmentally friendly lanes” to aid the move of people today and products.

Ladies and Gentlemen,


Our world is undergoing momentous modifications unseen in a century. It is moving toward bigger multi-polarity, economic globalization and cultural diversity, and is becoming more and more info-oriented. Never ever prior to have the destinies of people today in unique countries been so carefully linked. At the exact same time, however, the earth is confronted with increasing uncertainties and instability. The environment economic climate is sluggish unilateralism and protectionism are on the rise cyber safety issues, main infectious health conditions, local weather change, and a lot of other non-regular security threats go on to spread and the international buy and world governance technique are staying challenged.

Beneath the new situations, China carries on to regard ASEAN as a priority in its neighborhood diplomacy and a vital location in substantial-high-quality Belt and Street cooperation. China supports ASEAN’s local community-constructing, supports ASEAN centrality in East Asian cooperation, and supports ASEAN in playing a even bigger role in making an open and inclusive regional architecture.

China will perform with ASEAN to progress all-spherical cooperation less than the direction of the Strategic Partnership Vision 2030. This sort of endeavours will aid maintain the superior momentum for advancement and prosperity in our region and cultivate a closer China-ASEAN neighborhood with a shared foreseeable future. For that to happen, enable me make the subsequent suggestions on what we have to have to do:

To start with, we need to have to improve strategic mutual belief and more synergize our growth designs. China will operate with ASEAN to advance our huge-ranging cooperation in the coming 5 decades in line with the System of Action to Employ the Joint Declaration on China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity (2021-2025). China will also work with ASEAN to put into practice the China-ASEAN Joint Statement on Synergizing the Belt and Street Initiative and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025. To be specific, much more endeavours will be made to make the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, bolster cooperation on infrastructure connectivity which includes railways, highways, ports, airports, energy and communications, pace up the growth of present financial corridors and important jobs, and proceed to produce the China-ASEAN Multimodal Transportation Alliance. Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of China-ASEAN dialogue relations. China will perform with ASEAN on the setting up and firm of commemorative situations and consider our strategic partnership to a bigger stage.

Second, we need to have to elevate economic and trade cooperation and aid an early and comprehensive recovery of the regional financial system. China will enrich coordination with ASEAN nations around the world, and acquire the 10th anniversary of the complete institution of the China-ASEAN FTA as an prospect to even further employ our absolutely free trade agreement. China welcomes the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and looks ahead to its early entry into power. China will function with ASEAN nations around the world to maintain the clean circulation of trade, boost mutual expense, open up up markets broader to every single other, and foster deeply integrated industrial, offer and benefit chains. Offered that all required COVID-19 containment protocols are duly observed, steps should be taken to facilitate the movement of men and women and products. We also want to further more deepen and substantiate Lancang-Mekong cooperation and China-BIMP-EAGA cooperation. The CAEXPO really should be utilized fully as a platform with a even larger position to participate in in promoting all-spherical economic and trade cooperation amongst China and ASEAN and in the entire East Asia.

Third, we want to enrich innovation in science and engineering and deepen cooperation on the digital overall economy. This calendar year is specified the China-ASEAN Yr of Digital Overall economy Cooperation. China will work with ASEAN nations to seize the opportunities presented by the new spherical of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation. We must faucet into our complementarity and pursue mutually advantageous cooperation. We could create additional highlights of cooperation in these types of spots as wise city, 5G, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, big details, blockchain and telemedicine, and bolster the protection of facts security and policy communication and coordination, as these attempts will assist nurture new motorists for the social and economic progress of our two sides. China will get the job done with ASEAN on the China-ASEAN Data Harbor to progress electronic connectivity and build a digital Silk Road.

Fourth, we need to strengthen cooperation towards COVID-19 and greatly enhance capacity creating in general public health and fitness. China stands prepared for coverage dialogue on public health and fitness with ASEAN to strengthen cooperation mechanisms. It is significant that we sign up for forces in preventing the coronavirus and step up data sharing and cooperation on the production, advancement, and deployment of vaccines. When its COVID-19 vaccines are accessible for use, China will actively take into account the desires of ASEAN nations. China will offer monetary support to the COVID-19 ASEAN Reaction Fund, and get the job done with ASEAN in developing the Regional Reserve of Medical Provides for Public Health and fitness Emergencies and launching a Liaison System for Community Wellness Emergencies with ASEAN. China will act on the China-ASEAN Human Methods Training Application of Health Silk Street (2020-2022) to train for ASEAN nations around the world 1,000 administrative and specialised personnel in the overall health sector, in a bid to assistance produce better good quality public overall health providers in the region. China will do the job with ASEAN nations and other associates of the international community via larger solidarity and cooperation to assistance the Entire world Health and fitness Firm in actively playing a leadership function and to develop a international community of overall health for all.

Ladies and Gentlemen,


China has secured big strategic achievements in coordinating COVID-19 reaction and financial and social advancement. It is the initially important financial state in the earth to resume progress. The just lately concluded Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee adopted recommendations for formulating China’s 14th 5-12 months strategy. The plenum underscored that China will finish constructing a moderately affluent culture in all respects inside the established time body, and will embark on a new journey next 12 months toward completely creating a present day socialist state. Based mostly on a scientific assessment of the new phase of China’s progress, we will remain dedicated to the new improvement philosophy, and actively foster a new progress paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay and domestic and international circulations reinforcing every other. China will remain as committed as ever to more opening-up, and look for higher synergy by the interaction of its domestic and world economies. China will gasoline a throughout the world restoration with its own economic rebound, and nations around the world close to the earth, ASEAN customers included, will all benefit from it. Wanting forward, China-ASEAN cooperation will enjoy still higher prospective buyers.

The CAEXPO and CABIS are a outcomes-oriented platform for us to progress regional economic integration. I hope this year’s accumulating will permit China and ASEAN nations to discover extra business enterprise opportunities, experience a lot more fruits, and usher in a brighter potential of prosperity.

To conclude, I desire the CAEXPO and CABIS a whole achievements.

Thank you.