Juan Esteban Musalem, chairman of the Chilean Chinese Chamber of Commerce, said in an interview with our reporter that economic globalization and free trade are of great importance, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has played a vital role in upholding multilateralism and deepening international cooperation. It plays an important role and has a far-reaching impact on the economic recovery and long-term development of the Asia-Pacific region.
Musalem said that in the face of the challenge of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, we must adhere to free trade, promote the flow of essential goods, strive to maintain the smooth flow of international logistics channels such as sea, land and air transportation, actively maintain the multilateral trading system, and increase certainty and stability for the recovery of the world economy To promote the joint efforts of all economies to cope with common challenges. "China has always adhered to dialogue and consultation, advocated openness and cooperation, and promoted common development and prosperity in the region. The joint construction of the 'Belt and Road' initiative is a vivid manifestation of this position, and has now become an important platform for the participating parties to achieve common development and progress." Musalem Say.
"The importance of the digital economy in promoting the recovery and development of the global economy cannot be ignored." Musalem said that in 2017, the 25th APEC Informal Leaders Meeting adopted the "APEC Internet and Digital Economy Roadmap" and " APEC Cross-Border E-Commerce Facilitation Framework”, all parties are committed to strengthening mutual technical and policy exchanges, promoting innovation, inclusive and sustainable growth, tapping the potential of the Internet and digital economy, and bridging the digital divide in the Asia-Pacific region.
Musalem said that the development of China's digital economy has continuously leapt to a new level, smartphones are widely popularized, various e-commerce companies are developing rapidly, and digital payment methods have greatly facilitated people's lives. "The development of China's digital economy reflects foresight and is at the forefront of the world. Chinese companies actively explore international markets, expand digital cooperation, and help other countries improve their digitalization." Musalem said that China and Chile's cooperation in the field of digital economy The progress is smooth, and a group of outstanding Chinese companies have started business in Chile and actively participated in the construction of digital infrastructure projects in Chile.
Musalem said that Chile has maintained good economic and trade cooperation with China for a long time. Chile is the first Latin American country to sign a free trade agreement with China and the first bilateral agreement with China on China's accession to the WTO. "In the future, the prospects for cooperation between Chile and China will be even brighter, especially in addressing climate change." Musalem said that Chile and China are extremely potential partners in the development and application of clean energy. Chile has abundant solar energy, hydropower and wind energy resources. China's photovoltaic industry supplies more than 70% of the components for the global market. China is also one of the important markets for new energy vehicles in the world. "Chile and China can carry out more cooperation to jointly promote global sustainable development." sustainable development".
"People's Daily" (version 02, November 25, 2022)
(Editors in charge: Yuan Bo, Hu Yongqiu)
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