An attendee looks at a model of a Beidou Navigation Satellite at an expo in Shenyang, Liaoning province. HUANG JINKUN/FOR CHINA DAILY
China stands ready to cooperate to further the development of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System, promote the growth of related industries and share outcomes from the system's development, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday.
In a letter to congratulate the First International Summit on Beidou Navigation Satellite System Applications, Xi underscored Beijing's commitment to ensure the system benefits the Chinese people as well as people from other nations.
He noted that positioning and navigation services have become a key type of new infrastructure with the acceleration of digitalization globally.
Beidou has now been used by over half of the world's countries and regions since it started providing full-scale global services, which was announced by Xi at a ceremony in July 2020, according to the letter.
The system's full-scale use has now entered a critical stage for commercial, industrialized and internationalized development, the president said.
China will uphold principles such as inclusiveness and sharing, coordination and cooperation, compatibility and complementarity and mutual sharing of outcomes in a broader effort to usher in progress for the global navigation satellite system and enable it to better serve the world and benefit mankind, he said.
The First International Summit on Beidou Navigation Satellite System Applications, with the theme "Beidou serves the world, application fuels the future", opened in Changsha, Hunan province, on Thursday.
The president also sent a congratulatory letter to the China Quality Conference, which opened on Thursday in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
Quality is a key guarantee for production and life, and each reform and innovation in quality has promoted progress in production technology and improved people's living standards, he said.
China is committed to quality improvement, with across-the-board efforts to enhance quality management and promote reforms for better quality, higher efficiency and more robust growth drivers, in an effort to pursue high-quality development, he said.
Xi highlighted the nation's commitment to work with other countries in strengthening international cooperation on quality improvements, jointly promoting reform and innovation in the area and bolstering infrastructure connectivity in this regard to contribute to global economic growth and a better future for humanity.