The spirit of Xi Jinping's speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022

Release Time:2022-07-12 11:54

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference was held in Boao, Hainan on the morning of the 21st. President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech titled "Joining Hands to Meet Challenges and Cooperation to Create the Future" via video.

Xi Jinping pointed out that at present, the changes in the world, the times, and the history are unfolding in an unprecedented way, posing challenges to mankind that must be taken seriously. Human history tells us that the more difficult times are, the more we must strengthen our confidence. No setbacks can stop the wheel of history. In the face of numerous challenges, we must not lose confidence, hesitate to retreat, but strengthen our confidence and advance bravely.

Xi Jinping emphasized that to break out of the fog and move towards the light, the most powerful force is to work together, and the most effective way is to work together. Over the past two years, the international community has made arduous efforts to cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and promote the recovery and development of the world economy. Difficulties and challenges further tell us that mankind is a community with a shared future. All countries should follow the trend of the times for peace, development, cooperation and win-win results, and move towards the right direction of building a community with a shared future for mankind.

——We must jointly protect human life and health. It will take arduous efforts for mankind to completely defeat the new crown pneumonia epidemic. Countries should support each other, strengthen coordination of epidemic prevention measures, improve global public health governance, and form a strong international force to deal with the epidemic. It is necessary to adhere to the attributes of vaccines as global public goods to ensure the accessibility and affordability of vaccines in developing countries. China has provided more than 2.1 billion doses of vaccines to more than 120 countries and international organizations, and will continue to provide 600 million doses and 150 million doses of vaccines to Africa and ASEAN respectively, making active efforts to bridge the "immunization gap".

- We must jointly promote economic recovery. We must persist in building an open world economy, strengthen macro policy coordination, maintain the stability of global industrial and supply chains, and promote balanced, coordinated and inclusive development of the world. It is necessary to adhere to the people-centered approach, put the promotion of development and the protection of people's livelihood in a prominent position, promote practical cooperation in key areas such as poverty reduction, food security, development financing, and industrialization, focus on solving the problem of unbalanced and insufficient development, and steadily advance global development initiatives implement.

- We must jointly maintain world peace and tranquility. The Cold War mentality will only undermine the global peace framework, hegemonism and power politics will only endanger world peace, and bloc confrontation will only exacerbate security challenges in the 21st century. China is willing to put forward a global security initiative: adhere to the concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and jointly maintain world peace and security; insist on respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and respect the development path and development path independently chosen by the people of all countries. Social system; adhere to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, abandon the Cold War mentality, oppose unilateralism, and do not engage in bloc politics and camp confrontation; insist on attaching importance to the reasonable security concerns of all countries, uphold the principle of indivisibility of security, and build a balanced, effective and sustainable security It is opposed to basing its own security on the insecurity of other countries; it insists on peacefully resolving differences and disputes between countries through dialogue and consultation, and supports all efforts that are conducive to the peaceful resolution of crises. Double standards cannot be practiced, and unilateralism is opposed to abuse. Sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction"; adhere to the overall maintenance of security in traditional and non-traditional areas, and jointly address regional disputes and global issues such as terrorism, climate change, cybersecurity, and biosecurity.

- We must jointly address the challenges of global governance. All countries in the world are riding on a big ship with a shared destiny. If they want to cross the stormy seas and sail towards a bright future, they must work together in the same boat. It is unacceptable to try to throw anyone into the sea. Today, the international community has developed into a complex, delicate and organic machine. Dismantling one component will cause serious difficulties in the operation of the entire machine. The person who is dismantled will be damaged, and the person who will be dismantled will also be damaged. It is necessary to practice the global governance concept of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, carry forward the common values ​​of all mankind, and advocate exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations. We must uphold genuine multilateralism and firmly uphold the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order based on international law. In particular, a big country should set an example, take the lead in talking about equality, cooperation, integrity, and the rule of law, and show the appearance of a big country.

On the morning of April 21, the opening ceremony of the 2022 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference was held in Boao, Hainan. President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech titled "Joining Hands to Meet Challenges and Cooperation to Create the Future" via video. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Haitao

Xi Jinping emphasized that in the past few decades, the Asian region has maintained overall stability and sustained rapid economic growth, achieving the "Asian Miracle". A better world can only be better in Asia. We must continue to develop and build Asia well, demonstrate Asia's resilience, wisdom and strength, and create an anchor for world peace and stability, a source of growth momentum, and a new height for cooperation.

First, firmly uphold peace in Asia. Today, the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and the "Bandung Spirit" initiated by Asia are even more realistic. We must uphold the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence, pursue the policy of good-neighborliness and friendship, and firmly control our destiny in our own hands.

Second, actively promote Asian cooperation. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement came into effect, and the China-Laos railway was completed and opened to traffic, effectively improving the level of regional hard and soft connectivity. We should take this opportunity to promote the formation of a larger and more open market in Asia, and promote win-win cooperation in Asia to take new steps.

Third, jointly promote Asian unity. It is necessary to consolidate ASEAN's central position in the regional structure and maintain a regional order that takes into account the demands of all parties and accommodates the interests of all parties. All countries, big or small, strong or weak, within and outside the region, should add luster to Asia without causing chaos. They should all walk the road of peaceful development, seek win-win cooperation, and create a united and progressive Asian family.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China's economy has strong resilience, great potential, wide room for manoeuvre, and long-term positive fundamentals will not change. It will provide strong momentum for the stabilization and recovery of the world economy and provide broader market opportunities for all countries. China will fully implement the new development concept, accelerate the construction of a new development pattern, and strive to promote high-quality development. No matter what changes take place in the world, China's confidence and will in reform and opening up will not be shaken. China will unswervingly adhere to the path of peaceful development, and will always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of the international order.

Xi Jinping finally said that if you walk every day, you are not afraid of thousands of miles; if you do it often, you are not afraid of thousands of things. As long as we work together and work tirelessly, we will be able to gather together the great power of win-win cooperation, overcome various challenges on the way forward, and usher in a brighter and better future for mankind.