"The 'Asia-Pacific Miracle' is created by everyone working together and overcoming obstacles. For a long time, the Asia-Pacific region has adhered to the spirit of a big family, insisted on helping each other in times of difficulty, defusing various risks, and forging ahead in the tide of the world economy. Forming a sense of community through cooperation has become the deep foundation for continuous development.”
President Xi Jinping delivered a written speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Leaders Summit on November 17, deeply analyzing the successful experience of the "Asia-Pacific Miracle", calling for a road of solidarity, and pointing out the direction for the sustainable and healthy development of Asia-Pacific economic cooperation . As the Asia-Pacific economy enters a critical stage of post-epidemic recovery, President Xi Jinping put forward important propositions such as building a stable and smooth industrial chain and supply chain, and promoting economic optimization and upgrading, providing Chinese answers to the questions of the times and bringing valuable confidence to the international community.
Helping each other in the same boat is the "golden key" for the Asia-Pacific region to jointly meet challenges
At present, the COVID-19 epidemic has repeatedly delayed, and the recovery of the world economy is facing various challenges. Unilateralism and protectionism are on the rise. Global industrial and supply chains are being impacted. Issues such as inflation, food, and energy security are complex and severe. President Xi Jinping pointed out profoundly at the 29th APEC Informal Leaders' Meeting, "Now, the world is once again standing at the crossroads of history, and the Asia-Pacific has a more important position and a more prominent role."
On the APEC platform, China calls on all parties to carry forward the spirit of a big family, strengthen cooperation, support and help each other, promote the Asia-Pacific economy to be at the forefront of world economic recovery, and move forward to build an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future. China's proposition is pertinent and loud, and has drawn great attention from all parties in the Asia-Pacific and the international community.
"Building an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future is of positive significance for addressing issues such as food security, inflation, and lack of resilience in the supply chain that the Asia-Pacific region is currently facing." Li Mingjiang, associate professor at the Rajaratnam Institute for International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, believes that the Asia-Pacific community of shared future The concept emphasizes strengthening unity and promoting economic and trade development, which will help to hedge the negative impact of geopolitical competition in the Asia-Pacific region, help to bring the focus back to the economic field, and improve the well-being of the people in the Asia-Pacific region.
History is the best textbook. "From cooperating to deal with the financial crisis to working together to fight the epidemic, solidarity is the 'golden key' for the Asia-Pacific region to jointly cope with challenges." Xu Liping, a researcher at the Institute of Asia-Pacific and Global Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, believes that in the face of many challenges, the Asia-Pacific region has shown solidarity and solidarity. friendship, and continue to give birth to the "Asia-Pacific Miracle".
"China advocates the concept of a community with a shared future in the Asia-Pacific, helps regional economic integration, and shares development opportunities with all parties, which has a significant pulling effect on the economic development of the Asia-Pacific region." Jiang Yuechun, a researcher at the Institute of World Economics and Development at the China Institute of International Studies, believes that promoting the construction of the Asia-Pacific A community of shared future will help all parties adhere to the path of harmony and mutual assistance, promote mutual benefit and win-win results for all economies, and play an important supporting role in deepening and solid Asia-Pacific economic cooperation.
Standing at a new starting point and adhering to the original intention of helping each other, the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation has stronger confidence, more motivation and firmer goals. The APEC meeting passed two outcome documents, the APEC Leaders' Declaration and the "Bangkok Goals for a Bio-Circular Green Economy", which reflect China's policy propositions on promoting the building of an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future, and create favorable conditions for all parties in the Asia-Pacific to firmly follow the path of solidarity and solidarity.
Inject strong momentum into the recovery of the Asia-Pacific and the world economy
President Xi Jinping solemnly pointed out that we must abide by economic laws, adhere to market principles, promote the free flow of factors of production, maintain the production and supply system of goods and services, and create a convenient, efficient and safe Asia-Pacific industrial and supply chain. We must jointly oppose unilateralism, protectionism, and the politicization and weaponization of economic and trade relations.
"Some countries pursue unilateralism and protectionism, politicize and weaponize economic and technological issues, and artificially disrupt global industrial and supply chains. This violates market principles and economic laws, and will undermine the economic stability and recovery process in the Asia-Pacific region." Ren Lin, director of the Global Governance Research Office of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a researcher at the National Global Strategy Think Tank, said that President Xi Jinping proposed to build a stable and smooth industrial chain supply chain, which is very important to the Asia-Pacific region. Only by following economic laws, adhering to market principles, and promoting the free flow of various factors of production can we truly achieve economic recovery in the Asia-Pacific region.
According to Herman Laurel, founder of the BRICS Policy Research Association in the Philippines, building a stable and smooth industrial and supply chain is the first step in the recovery of the Asia-Pacific economy. "China's respect for economic laws and market principles has set an example for Asia-Pacific economies."
The Chinese economy and the Asia-Pacific economy are interdependent and deeply integrated. China has become a major trading partner of many Asia-Pacific economies and an important node in the regional industrial and supply chains. Facing the changing international situation, China has taken the actions of a major country to promote the creation of a stable and smooth industrial and supply chain, injecting strong momentum into the economic recovery of the Asia-Pacific and the world.
From joining hands with high-quality joint construction of the "Belt and Road" and promoting the interconnection of the Asia-Pacific region, to advocating the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund, and creating a new investment and financing platform; from donating 10 million US dollars to support APEC mechanism and capacity building , Provide 1,500 training places for developing members of APEC for capacity building projects in the fields of trade and investment, and hold high-level open exhibitions such as China International Import Expo, Service Trade Fair, Canton Fair, Consumer Expo, etc., providing Asia-Pacific economies with More business opportunities have been opened… China has taken practical actions to promote the construction of an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future, and has made positive contributions to the stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific through its own development.
"China has always emphasized cooperation, especially in the fight against the epidemic. China has sent vaccines to countries around the world and opened up a 'green channel' for relevant links, which has effectively stabilized the global industrial chain supply chain." Jiang Yuechun said.
Accelerate the construction of an Asia-Pacific green cooperation pattern
President Xi Jinping emphasized that we must adapt to the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, accelerate scientific and technological innovation and institutional innovation, cultivate new economies, new formats, and new business models, and realize the digital transformation of the Asia-Pacific economy. We must adhere to green and low-carbon development, build green industries and green finance, and accelerate the establishment of an Asia-Pacific green cooperation pattern, so that the economic development of the Asia-Pacific region will be at the forefront of the world.
Xu Liping said that cultivating new formats and models through digital economic transformation will promote the sustainable growth of the Asia-Pacific economy and inject stronger impetus into the recovery of the global economy.
Responding to the situation, nurturing new opportunities, and opening up new opportunities with correct strategies, gaining momentum from innovation, and promoting development with green have become effective ways to promote the recovery of the Asia-Pacific economy and the world economy out of the downturn.
Innovation has become another business card for China's high-quality development. "In the future, we need to seek productivity from technology." In Ren Lin's view, only by accelerating the digital transformation of the Asia-Pacific region and promoting economic optimization and upgrading can we win new opportunities in the new round of technological revolution and industrial transformation, and provide important opportunities for future economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. driving force.
"Digital economy is the future trend of the world economy." Rebecca Maria, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, said that Asia-Pacific economies should strengthen the level of digital infrastructure construction, accelerate the cultivation of digital talents, and at the same time build digital standards and digital economy Improve the development system and work hard to promote the digital transformation of the Asia-Pacific economy to achieve a qualitative breakthrough.
Asongsi, an advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of Thailand and an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics of Thammasat University, believes that President Xi Jinping’s proposal to accelerate the establishment of an Asia-Pacific green cooperation pattern is very forward-looking. "The Asia-Pacific region should gather strength to promote cooperation in the development of the green economy, give play to the complementary advantages of various economies, and strive to build a large-scale regional green economy as soon as possible."
"Climb the mountains together, and cross the ditches together." As this Malaysian proverb says, cooperation has always been the key word for the development and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific. Only by continuing to follow the path of solidarity and deepening the Asia-Pacific partnership of mutual trust, tolerance, cooperation and win-win results can we continue to write a good story of Asia-Pacific economic cooperation and inject Asia-Pacific strength into promoting the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.
"People's Daily" (version 03, November 27, 2022)
(Editors in charge: Yuan Bo, Hu Yongqiu)
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