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Making the Asia-Pacific Region Continue Leading the Global Economic Growth—Chinese President Xi Jinping's Important Remarks on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Lima, Peru on November 19–20, 2016. China is always the active participant and contributor of the APEC, playing an important role in driving the development of the Asia-Pacific region. President Xi once expressed his opinions on the development of this region several times, guiding the APEC development and the regional economic growth. 

  

1. Creating favorable conditions for completion of the economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region. 

  

As the highest and most influential economic cooperation organization involving the widest areas in the whole Asia-Pacific region, the APEC should play a leading and coordinating role, promote the free trade arrangement and improve the information communication, raise the transparency and openness, help members learn from and benefit to each other, form up the mutually complementary situation, and create the favorable conditions for realization of the economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region. 

  

In October 2013, on the eve of the 21st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting, Xi gave an interview to the media of Indonesia and Malaysia. 

  

2. Common development, open development, innovative development and interactive development 

  

The Asia-Pacific region is our common development space and thus, we all should drive the development of this region. The future of Asia-Pacific development is closely related with all APEC members' interests. 

  

First, the Asia-Pacific region should strive for the common development. 

  

Second, the Asia-Pacific region should adhere to the open development. 

  

Third, the Asia-Pacific region should drive the innovative development. 

  

Fourth, the Asia-Pacific region should pursue the interactive development. 

  

On October 7, 2013, Xi delivered a speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia. 

  

3. Cultivation of the awareness of the Asia-Pacific community with a common future 

  

All Asia-Pacific economies' interests are deeply interwoven and interact with each other. Every economy's development could trigger a chain effect to other economies. We must positively cultivate the awareness of the Asia-Pacific community with a  common future, driving others' development with our own development. Great efforts should be made to maximize our advantages by means of coordination and interactivity. We should transmit the positive energy, and bring a situation beneficial to mutual interactions and coordinated development into being. 

  

On October 7, 2013, Xi delivered a speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia. 

  

4. Creation and realization of the Asia-Pacific dream 

  

The Asia-Pacific development prospect is contingent on our today's decisions and actions. We have responsibilities for creating and realizing the Asia-Pacific dream for the regional people. This dream is to stick to the awareness of the Asia-Pacific community with a common future, follow the epochal tendency of peace, development, cooperation and all-win harmony and work together to promote the Asia-Pacific prosperity and progress; to continue leading the world economic development trend and make more contributions to the wellbeing of human beings; to make the economy more robust, trade freer, investment more convenient, roads smoother and people's relations closer; to enable people to live a more prosperous life and children to grow, work and live better. 

  

On November 9, 2014, Xi delivered a keynote speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing. 

  

5. Only reformers more progressive, only innovators stronger and only reforming and innovative people to win 

  

Good luck never happens to people only following the stereotyped custom and being satisfactory to current situations and more opportunities will be given to the innovators. In face of the new round of global growth, only reformers could make progress, only innovators could be stronger and only reforming and innovative people could win. We should be courageous to carry out reforms, make innovations and explore the new road and new model in line with our own development demands, continuously looking for new economic growth points and driving forces. 

  

On November 9, 2014, Xi delivered a keynote speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing. 

  

6. Making a blueprint involving all-around interconnectivity 

  

We should elaborately make a blueprint involving all-around interconnectivity. The interconnectivity and infrastructure construction of the Asia-Pacific region isn't only the premise of regional economic integration but also influences the future development of this region. We should make concerted efforts to construct an interconnectivity network ranging over both sides of the Pacific Ocean: by means of hardware interconnectivity, we can shorten the distance among different economies and build roads for interconnecting different countries of the Asia-Pacific region and even all the world; by virtue of software interconnectivity, we could strengthen the integration of policies, laws and regulations and jointly develop a convenient and efficient Asia-Pacific supply chain. By dint of the interconnectivity among people, they could enjoy the friendly communications and enable friendship to develop. 

  

On November 9, 2014, Xi delivered a keynote speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing. 

  

7. Building an Asia-Pacific partnership featured on mutual trust, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation. 

  

The APEC is a big family with an aim to create an open Asia-Pacific economic pattern for the innovative development, reciprocal growth and interest integration, which are in line with the common interests of all members. To achieve the said goals, the economies in the Asia-Pacific region should Building an Asia-Pacific partnership featured on mutual trust, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation. in order to drive economic development of this region and even the whole world. 

  

On November 11, 2014, Xi addressed the opening ceremony of the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Beijing. 

  

8. The Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) bound to benefit all economies on the both sides of the Pacific Ocean 

  

We decide to initiate and promote the development of the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Zone and would approve the Beijing Roadmap for APEC's Contribution to the Realization of the FTAAP. It is an important move for the establishment of the FTAAP, marking the formal initiation of the FTAAP process and reflecting the confidence and determination of APEC's members in propelling the regional economic integration. The FTAAP will elevate the regional economic integration to a new high, benefit all economies on both sides of the Pacific Ocean and inject new vitality into Asia-Pacific economic growth and common development of all members of APEC. 

  

On November 11, 2014, Xi addressed the closing ceremony of the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Beijing. 

  

9. The Asia-Pacific region driving the world economic growth 

  

The Asia-Pacific region epitomizes the whole world. In the context of the weak revival, insufficient demands and polarized trend of the world economy, the Asia-Pacific economy is facing various challenges, including unstable growth foundations, shift between the old and new driving forces and incomplete restructuring, but it still drives the world economic growth. We should take advantage of the important platform of the APEC to enhance the all-win cooperation and make the Asia-Pacific region continue playing a leading role in the global economic growth. 

  

On November 19, 2015, Xi delivered a speech at the first session of the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Manila, the Philippines. 

  

10. Making great plans and creating a large pattern 

  

We should be foresighted to improve the strategic framework for long-term cooperation of the APEC. An ancient Chinese sage once said, "Without ideals, no success could be made in the world." People can't lose ideals and cooperation can't lack direction. The Asia-Pacific cooperation should brave and lead the future, make great plans and create a large pattern. 

  

We should maintain the strategic significance, foresight and progressiveness of cooperation, and establish the goals, measures and timetables of the important areas. 

  

On November 19, 2015, Xi delivered a speech at the first session of the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Manila, the Philippines. 

  


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