President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech via video at the opening ceremony of the fifth China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai Friday.
Xi noted that openness is a key driving force behind the progress of human civilizations and an intrinsic path toward global prosperity and development and called for working together for a bright future of openness and prosperity.
Here are some highlights of his speech:
-- The CIIE has become a showcase of China's new development paradigm, a platform for high-standard opening-up, and a public good for the whole world.
-- We should commit ourselves to openness to meet development challenges, foster synergy for cooperation, build the momentum of innovation, and deliver benefits to all.
-- We should steadily advance economic globalization, enhance every country's dynamism of growth, and provide all nations with greater and fairer access to the fruits of development.
-- China will work with all countries and all parties to share the opportunities in its vast market.
-- China will work with all countries and all parties to share the opportunities from its institutional opening-up.
-- China will work with all countries and all parties to share the opportunities from deepened international cooperation.
-- China is ready to work with all countries to practice true multilateralism, build more consensus for openness, jointly overcome the difficulties and challenges confronting global economic growth, and make sure that our commitment to openness will bring about broad prospects for global development.