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2021, and i hope to see you in person very soon. thank you. chinese president xi jingping spoke on global leadership on cooperation at an event hosted by the world economic forum. it focused on the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. this runs 30 minutes. >> distinguished heads of state and governments, departments of members of economic reform, the participates and friends, a very warm welcome to all of you to the opening of davos agenda week. i'm delighted that such a great global audience is joining us today, bringing together key leaders from politics, business, and all aspects of society. 2021 is a pivotal year in so many ways to shape our future.
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2021 will be a critical year to re-establish trust in our ability to shape our common future in collective and constructive ways. we must reinvigorate global economy codes and make it more robust, more resilient, more inclusive and more sustainable. and at the same time we must accelerate the transition to a net zero economy. it's my distinct honor and privilege to introduce our opening speaker, excellency xi jingping, the president of the people's republic of china. we remember your speech in davos
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in 2017 and unfortunately, the last four years, the world has become in many ways even more interconnected, even more interdependent. but at the same time more fractured and more polarized. polarization has created the age of disagreement which threatens to derail humanity. now, we must come together to ensure to recapture the moment and move into the age of collaboration to build a better world. mr. president, i could mention many initiatives that china has undertaken in the spirit of creating a world where all actors assume a responsible and responsive role. mr. president, i believe this is the best time to reset our policies and to work jointly for
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a peaceful and prosperous world. we all welcome, now, his excellency, xi jingping, president of the people's republic of china. >> professor, ladies and gentlemen, friends, the past year was marked by the sudden onslaught of the covid-19 pandemic. global public health faced severe threat and the world economy was mired in deep recession. humanity encountered multiple crisis rarely seen in human history. the past year bore witness to the enormous resolve and courage of people around the world in battling the deadly coronavirus. guided by science, reason, and a humanitarian spirit, the world has achieved initial progress in fighting covid-19.
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that said, the pandemic is far from over. the recent resurgence in covid cases reminds us that we must carry on the fight. yet we remain convinced that winter cannot stop the arrival of spring and darkness can never shroud the light of dawn. there is no doubt that humanity will prevail over the virus and emerge even stronger from this disaster. ladies and gentlemen, friends, history is moving forward and the world will not go back to what it was in the past. every choice and move we make today will shape the world of the future. it is important that we properly address the four major tasks facing people of our times. the first is to step up macro
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economic policy coordination and jointly promote strong, sustainable and inclusive growth of the world economy. we're going through the worst recession since the end of world war ii. for the first time in history, the economies of all regions have been hit hard at the same time. with global industrial and supply chains clogged and trade and invest down in the doldrums, despite the trillions of dollars in relief packages worldwide, global recovery is rather shaky. and the outlook remains uncertain. we need to focus on current priorities and covid response and economic development. macro economic policy support should be stepped up to bring the world economy out of the
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woods as early as possible. more importantly, we need to look beyond the horizon and strengthen our will and resolve for change. we need to shift the driving forces and growth models of the global economy and improve its structure so as to set the course for long-term sound and steady development of the world economy. the second is to abandon ideological prejudice and jointly follow a path of peaceful coexistence, mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation. no two leaves in the world are identical and no histories, cultures or social systems are the same. each country is unique with its own history, culture, and social system and none is superior to the other. the best criteria are whether the country's history, culture and social system fit its
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particular situation, enjoy people's support, serve to deliver political stability, social progress, and better lives, and contribute to human progress. the different histories, cultures and social systems are as hold as human societies. and they are the inherent features of human civilization. there will be no human civilization without diversity and such diversity will continue to exist for as long as we can imagine. difference in itself is no cause for alarm. what does ring the alarm is arrogance, prejudice, and hatred. it is the attempt to impose hierarchy on human civilization or to force one's own history, culture and social system upon others. the right choice is for countries to pursue peaceful coexistence based on mutual respect and on expanding common
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ground while shelving differences. this is a way to add impetus to the progress of human civilization. the third is to close the divide between developed and developing countries and jointly bring about growth and prosperity for all. today inequality continues to grow, the north/south gap remains to be bridged and development faces severe challenges. as countries grapple with the pandemic, the economic recovers are following different trajectories and it risks further widening. for developing countries, they're aspiring for more resources and space for the development and they're calling for stronger representation and voice in global economic governance. we should recognize that with the growth of developing
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countries, global prosperity and stability will be put on a more solid footing. and developed countries will stand to benefit from such growth. the international community should keep its eyes on the long run. honor its commitment and provide necessary support to developing countries and safeguard the legitimate development interests. equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal rules should be strengthened so that all countries will benefit from the opportunities and the fruits of development. the fourth is to come together against global challenges and jointly create a better future for humanity. in the era of economic globalization, public health emergencies like covid-19 may very well reoccur and global
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governance needs to be -- the earth is our one and only home. to scale up efforts to address climate change and promote sustainability development bears on the future of humanity. no global problem can be solved by one country alone. there must be global action, global response and global cooperation. ladies and gentlemen, friends, the problems facing the world are intricate and complex. the way out of them is through upholding x mumultilateralism a building a community with a(sj; shared future for mankind. first, we should stay committed to openness and inclusiveness instead of closeness and
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exclusion. multilateralism is about having international affairs addressed through consultation and the future of the world decided by everyone working together. to build small circles or start a new cold war, to reject, threaten or intimidate others, to willfully impose decoupling, supply disruption or sanctions, and to create isolation will only push the world into division and confrontation. we cannot tackle common challenges in a divided world. and confrontation will lead us to a dead end. humanity has learned lessons the hard way and that history is not long gone. we must not return to the path
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of the past. the right approach is to act on the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind. we should uphold the common values of humanity, namely peace, development, equity, justice, democracy, and freedom. rise above ied lodge prejudice, make the mechanisms, principles and policies of our cooperation as open and inclusive as possible and jointly safeguard world peace and stability. we should build an open-world economy, uphold the multilateral trading regime, disguard standards, rules and systems and take down barriers to trade, investment and technological exchanges. we should strengthen the g-20 as the premier forum for global
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economic governance, engage in closer economic coordination and keep the global, industrial and supply chains stable and open. we should ensure the sound operation of the global financial system, promote structural reform, and expand global aggregate demand in an effort to strive for higher quality and stronger resilience in global economic development. second, we should stay committed to international law and international rules instead of seeking one's own supremacy. ancient chinese believed that the law is the very foundation of governance. international governance should be based on the rules and consensus reached among us, not on the order given by one or the
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few. the charter of the united nations is a basic and universally recognized norms governing state-to-state relations. without international law and international rules that are formed and recognized by the global community, the world will fall back to the lull of the jungle and the consequence would be devastating for humanity. we need to be resolute in championing the international rule of law and steadfast in our resolve to safeguard the international system centered around the u.n. and the international order based on international law. multilateral institutions which provide the platforms for putting multilateralism into action and which are the basic architecture underpinning multilateralism should have the authority and effectiveness
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safeguarded. state-to-state relations should be coordinated and regulated through proper institutions and rules. the strong should not bully the weak. decisions should not be made by simply showing off strong muscles or waving a big fist. multilateralism should not be used as pretext for acts of unilateralism. principles should be preserved and rules, once made, should be followed by all. selective multilateralism should not be our operation. third, we should stay committed to consultation and cooperation instead of conflict and confrontation. differences in history, culture, and social system should not be an excuse for antagonism or confrontation, but rather an incentive for cooperation. we should respect and accommodate differences, avoid
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meddling in other country's internal affairs and resolve agreements through consultation and dialogue. history and reality have made it clear time and again that the misguided approach of antagonism and confrontation be it in the form of cold war, hot war, trade war, or tech war, would eventually hurt all countries' interests and undermine everyone's well-being. we should reject the outdated cold war and zero-sum game mentality, adhere to mutual respect and accommodation and enhance political trust through strategic communication. it is important that we stick to the cooperation concept based on mutual benefit, say no to negligent policies and keeping advantages in development all to oneself. equal rights to development
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should be guaranteed for all countries to promote common development and prosperity. we should advocate fair competition like competing with each other for excellence in a racing field, not beating each other on a wrestling arena. fourth, we should stay committed to keeping up with the times instead of rejecting change. the world is undergoing changes unseen in a century and now is a time for major development and major transformation. to uphold multilateralism in the 21st century, we should promote its fine tradition, take on new perspectives and look to the future. we need to stand by the core values and the basic principles of multilateralism. we also need to adapt to the changing international landscape and respond to global challenges as they arise. we need to reform and improve the global governance system on the basis of extension
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consultation and consensus building. we need to build a global community of health for all. we need to advance reform of the world trade organization and the international financial and money system in a way that boosts global economic growth and protects the development rights, interests and opportunities of developing countries. we need to follow a people-centered and fact-based policy orientation and exploring and formulating the rules on global digital governance. we need to deliver on the paris agreement on climate change and promote green development. we need to give continued prior to development, implement the 2030 agenda and make sure that all countries, especially developing ones, share in the fruits of global development. ladies and gentlemen, friends,
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after decades of strenuous efforts by the chinese people, china is on course to finish building a moderately prosperous societies in more respects. we have made historic gains in ending extreme poverty and have embarked on a new journey toward fully building a modern socialist country. as china enters a new development stage, we will follow a new development philosophy and foster a new development paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay and domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other. china will work with other countries to build an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity. china will continue to take an active part in the international cooperation on covid-19. containing the coronavirus is
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the most pressing task for the international community. this is because people and their lives must always be put before anything else. it is also what it takes to stabilize and revive the economy. closer solidarity and coordination, more information-sharing, and a stronger global response are what we need to defeat covid-19 across the world. it is especially important to scale up cooperation on the r&d production and distribution of vaccines, and make them public goods that are truly accessible and affordable to people in all countries. by now, china has provided assistance to over 150 countries and 13 international organizations, sent 36 medical expert teams to countries in need, and stay strongly supportive and actively engaged in international coordination on
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covid vaccines. china will continue to share its experience with other countries and do its best to assist countries and regions that are less prepared for the pandemic and work for greater accessibility and affordability of covid vaccines in developing countries. we hope these efforts will contribute to an early and complete victory over the coronavirus throughout the world. china will continue to implement a win-win strategy of opening up. economic globalization meets the need of growing social productivity and is a natural outcome of scientific and technological advancement. it serves no one's interest to use the pandemic as an excuse to reverse globalization. as a long-standing supporter of economic globalization, china is committed to following through on its fundamental policy of opening up. china will continue to promote
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trade and investment and facilitation, keep the supply chains smooth and stable, and advance high-quality belt and road cooperation. china will promote institutional opening up that covers rules, regulations, management and standards. we'll foster a business environment that is based on market principles governed by law and up to international standards and unleash the potential of the huge china market and enormous domestic demand. we hope these efforts will bring more cooperation opportunities to other countries and give further impetus to global economic recovery and growth. china will continue to promote sustainable development. china will fully implement the 2030 aoyño for sustainable development and will do more on transforming and improving its
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industrial structure and energy mix at a faster pace and promoting a green, low carbon way of life and production. i have announced china's goal of thriving to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. meeting these targets will require trumepd s hard work from china. yet we believe when the interests of the entire humanity are at stake, china must step forward, take action and get the job done. china is drawing up action plans and taking specific measures already to make sure we meet the set targets. we're doing this as a complete action to uphold multilateralism and protecting our shared home
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and realizing the sustainable development of humanity. china will continue to advance science, technology and innovation. science, technology and innovation is a key engine for human progress. a powerful weapon in tackling many global challenges. and the only way for china to foster a new development paradigm and achieve high quality development. china will invest more in science and technology, developing a system for innovation as a priority, turn breakthroughs in science and technology into actual productivity at a faster pace, or for the purpose of fostering innovation driven higher quality growth. scientific and technological advances should benefit all humanity rather than be used to curb and contain other countries' development.
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china will think and act with more openness with regard to international exchange and cooperation on science and technology. we will work with other countries to create an open, fair, equitable and nondiscriminatory environment for scientific and technological advancement that is beneficial to all and shared by all. china will continue to promote a new type of international relations, zero-sum game or winner takes all is not the guiding philosophy of the chinese people. as a staunch follower of independent foreign policy of peace, china is working hard to bridge differences through dialogue and resolve disputes through negotiation. and to pursue friendly and cooperative relations with other countries on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual
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benefit. as a steadfast member of developing countries, china will further deepen -- and contribute to the endeavor of developing countries to eradicate poverty, ease their burden and achieve more growth. china will get more actively engaged in global economic governance and push for an economic globalization that is more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial to all. ladies and gentlemen, friends, there is only one earth and one shared future for humanity. as we cope with the current crisis and endeavor to make a better day for everyone, we need to stand united and work together. we have been shown time and
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again that to go it alone and to slip into arrogant isolation will always fail. let us all join hands, and let multilateralism light our way toward a community with a shared future for man kind. >> mr. president, thank you for such an important speech which at this crucial moment in history provides us with a truly comprehensive framework for shaping the future. mr. president, you have defined four clear objectives for moving forward. to strive together for a strong sustainable balance and inclusive cause. to find harmony through
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respectful interaction. to close the gap between developing and developed countries as a prerequisite for true global prosperity. and finally, to strengthen global cooperation in addressing the big common challenges, namely covid-19 and climate change. mr. president, you also showed us the principles which should guide us on our common cods. multilateralism based on openness and inclusiveness, being committed to international law and international rules, overcoming differences through consultation and cooperation, and being open for change. and for improvements and reforms
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of our government system particularly in exploring and formulating rules on global digital governments. mr. president, in your speech you also committed china to take an active part in global efforts to win the fight against covid-19. to continue the fundamental policy of opening up, to fully implement the 2030 agenda of our sustainable development and to act with greater openness with regards to international exchange and cooperation on science and technology. you concluded that we should enter a new era of global cooperation based on dialogue. and being guided by the fact
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