CHINA Xi addresses G20 Riyadh Summit


Xi addresses G20 Riyadh Summit


22:06, November 21, 2020

BEIJING, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday delivered a speech at the G20 Riyadh Summit via video link. 

Photo: Xinhua

Here are the highlights from his speech:

China ready to strengthen global vaccine cooperation

China is ready to strengthen cooperation with other countries on research and development, production and distribution of vaccines for COVID-19, Xi said. 

China proposes int'l mechanism of health code mutual recognition

Xi called for the establishment of an international mechanism of health code mutual recognition and welcomed the participation by more countries.

The mechanism should be based on nucleic acid test results and use universally recognized QR codes, he added.

China willing to formulate digital governance rules with all parties

Xi said that China is ready to work with all parties to explore and formulate digital governance rules on the basis of the China-proposed Global Initiative on Data Security.

Strengthening global public health system "most urgent task"

Strengthening the global public health system as well as preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases are the most urgent tasks at present, Xi  said Saturday. 

Xi calls for strengthening role of WHO

Xi  stressed efforts to strengthen the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) and advance the prevention of and response to pandemics to build a community of health for all. 

China to help other developing countries with COVID-19 vaccines

China will honor its commitment to help and support other developing countries through making COVID-19 vaccines a public good that is accessible and affordable around the world, Xi said.

Xi urges creating level playing field for sci-tech enterprises of all countries

Xi urged creating a level playing field for scientific and technological enterprises of all countries. 

China's new development paradigm to bring more opportunities to world

China's move to establish a new development paradigm will create more opportunities for countries around the world to share its achievements in pursuing high-quality economic development, Xi said.

Establishing the new paradigm is not to close its doors but to build a new system of open economy of higher standards, he said. 

Xi urges G20 to uphold multilateralism, openness

Xi said that the G20 should uphold multilateralism, openness, inclusiveness, mutually beneficial cooperation, and keep pace with the times. 

Post-pandemic world bound to gain rebirth

The post-pandemic world is bound to gain rebirth, Xi said. 

Xi urges G20 to promote free trade

He called on the G20 to promote free trade, oppose unilateralism and protectionism, and safeguard developing countries' right to and space of development. 

China proposes holding global meeting on reducing food losses

Xi said that China proposes convening a global conference on reducing food losses when appropriate. 

Xi urges support for WTO reform

Xi called for support to the reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to enhance its efficacy and authority. 

COVID-19 impacts world more profoundly than 2008 financial crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in a more profound way than the 2008 global financial crisis did, Xi said. 

G20 plays irreplaceable role in global fight against COVID-19

Xi said that the G20 has played an irreplaceable role in the global fight against COVID-19. 

Xi calls for equitable, efficient vaccine distribution worldwide

Xi called on G20 members to support the World Health Organization in coordinating resource allocation to ensure equitable and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.  

China supports G20 cooperation in facilitating flow of people, goods

China supports the G20 in its continuous efforts to carry out the institutionalized cooperation in facilitating the flow of people and goods, said Xi. 

China fully implements G20 debt service suspension initiative

China has fully implemented the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative while overcoming its own difficulties, with the total amount exceeding 1.3 billion U.S. dollars, Xi said.  

Xi urges handling challenges posed by digital economy

Xi on Saturday called for handling challenges posed by digital economy on employment, taxation and disadvantaged groups, and bridging the "digital divide."  

Xi advocates more inclusive development

Xi on Saturday called for realizing a more inclusive development.  

China proposes artificial intelligence conference

China supports strengthening dialogues on artificial intelligence and proposes holding a conference in this field at an appropriate time, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday. 

China supports decision to extend debt service suspension initiative

Xi said that the country supports a G20 decision on the extension of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative, and will continue to fully implement it along with other parties.

He also pledged that China will strengthen measures on debt suspension and relief for countries with real difficulties. 

Xi calls for building global firewall against COVID-19

Xi called on G20 members to build a global "firewall" against COVID-19. 

Xi calls on G20 to smooth world economic operation

Xi called on the G20 to ensure the smooth operation of world economy.

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