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Xi addresses APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting


21:07, November 20, 2020

BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting on Friday in Beijing via video link.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the 27th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting via video link, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 20, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Here are the highlights from his speech:

China ready to jointly build bright future in Asia-Pacific region

China is willing to work with other Asia-Pacific economies to create and share the region's peaceful, prosperous and bright future, and march toward the target of building a community with a shared future for mankind.

Bridging digital divide in Asia-Pacific called for

Xi called for efforts to fully implement the APEC internet and digital economy roadmap, promote the dissemination and application of new technologies, improve the digital infrastructure, and bridge digital divide.

Jointly building Asia-Pacific community with shared future urged

Xi called for jointly building an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future featuring openness, inclusiveness, innovation-driven growth, greater connectivity and mutually beneficial cooperation.

Xi calls on Asia-Pacific to help make globalization more open, inclusive, balanced

The Asia-Pacific region should take the lead and help make economic globalization more open, inclusive and balanced so that its benefits are shared by all.

China supports APEC cooperation to fight COVID-19, revive economy

China supports Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in strengthening policy exchange and capacity building in areas including public health and medium, small and micro-sized enterprises so as to facilitate joint fight against COVID-19 and economic recovery.

COVID-19 vaccines should be more accessible, affordable for developing countries

Xi urged efforts to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public good, and promote the vaccines' accessibility and affordability for developing countries.

China to facilitate poverty eradication in Asia-Pacific region

China will host a seminar on poverty reduction through digital technologies in 2021 to facilitate poverty eradication in the Asia-Pacific region.

China to consider joining CPTPP

China will actively consider joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Xi calls for unleashing potential of digital economy

Xi called for unleashing the potential of digital economy to inject new impetus into economic recovery in the Asia-Pacific region.

Asia-Pacific economic cooperation never zero-sum political game

The Asia-Pacific economic cooperation has never been zero-sum or you-lose-I-win political games, but a development platform for mutual support, mutual benefits and win-win results.

China to continue supporting APEC development

China highly values the role of the APEC and will continue to support the development of the organization.

Launching post-2020 vision a major task for APEC

A major task for the APEC this year is launching the post-2020 vision for future cooperation.

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