2020-11-21

Xi Jinping attended the first phase of the 15th summit of the G20 leaders and delivered an important speech

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(Foreign Affairs) Xi Jinping attended the first phase of the 15th summit of the G20 leaders and delivered an important speech

emphasized that the G20 should be in the post-epidemic era international order and global governance Play a greater leading role

China will always insist on being a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 21st On the evening of the 21st, President Xi Jinping attended the first phase of the 15th G20 Summit in Beijing by video and delivered an important speech entitled”Working Hard to Fight the Epidemic and Creating the Future Together”, emphasizing that the G20 should follow the common principles. The principle of consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, adhere to multilateralism, openness and tolerance, mutually beneficial cooperation, and advance with the times, play a greater leading role in international order and global governance in the post-epidemic era. China is willing to work with other countries to respect each other, equality and mutual benefit, peaceful coexistence and common development, and jointly promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Xi Jinping pointed out that in the face of the most serious pandemic of infectious diseases that mankind is experiencing in a century, the G20 has acted quickly to lead the direction of global anti-epidemic cooperation and economic recovery. At present, the epidemic is still spreading, the international pattern is evolving rapidly, unilateralism and protectionism are on the rise, and the global industrial chain and supply chain are under impact. I suggest that the G20 should make further efforts in the following aspects.

First, build a global anti-epidemic firewall. First, we must do a good job in the prevention and control of their respective epidemics, strengthen exchanges and cooperation, and provide assistance to other countries. Support the World Health Organization to coordinate and integrate resources and distribute vaccines fairly and effectively. China is willing to strengthen cooperation with other countries and strive to make vaccines a public product that people in all countries can use and can afford.

Secondly, to unblock the world economy. Under the premise of preventing and controlling the epidemic, we must restore the safe and smooth operation of the global industrial chain and supply chain, explore the liberalization of trade in important medical supplies, and facilitate the orderly exchange of personnel. It is hoped that more countries will participate in the international mutual recognition mechanism of health codes proposed by China. Support the G20 to continue to carry out institutionalized cooperation on facilitating personnel exchanges and goods circulation, and build a global cooperation network.

Third, give play to the driving role of the digital economy. New development momentum is spawned by technological innovation and digital transformation. Strengthen data security cooperation and digital infrastructure construction to create a level playing field for science and technology companies in various countries. Solve the challenges brought by the digital economy to employment, taxation, and socially disadvantaged groups, and bridge the digital divide.

Fourth, to achieve more inclusive development. China has overcome difficulties, fully implemented the G20 Debt Mitigation Initiative, supported the decision to extend the time limit of the Debt Mitigation Initiative, and will increase debt mitigation and debt reduction efforts for countries in real difficulties. To help women get rid of the impact of the epidemic, China has proposed to hold another Global Women’s Summit in 2025 to contribute to the development of women’s undertakings in the post-epidemic era. China supports the United Nations in hosting the World Food Summit next year and proposes to hold the International Food Loss Reduction Conference at an appropriate time.

Xi Jinping emphasized that the G20 should follow the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, adhere to multilateralism, adhere to openness and tolerance, adhere to mutually beneficial cooperation, adhere to advancing with the times, and in the post-epidemic era international order and global governance Play a greater leading role.

First, strengthen the international system with the United Nations at its core. We should firmly maintain the authority and status of the UN, abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and maintain an international order based on international law. Support the United Nations to more effectively build global consensus, mobilize global resources, coordinate global actions, and play a greater role.

Second, improve the governance structure of economic globalization. We must firmly safeguard the multilateral trading system, promote free trade, oppose unilateralism and protectionism, and maintain fair competition. Continue to reform the international financial system, build a global financial safety net, and increase the representation and voice of developing countries.

Third, promote the healthy development of the digital economy. Work together to create an open, fair, just, and non-discriminatory digital development environment. China has proposed the”Global Data Security Initiative” and is willing to discuss and formulate global digital governance rules with all parties. China proposes to hold a conference on artificial intelligence at an appropriate time to promote the implementation of the G20 artificial intelligence principles and lead the healthy development of global artificial intelligence. Explore the formulation of legal digital currency standards and principles in an open and inclusive manner.

Fourth, improve the ability to respond to global challenges. It is necessary to strengthen the role of the World Health Organization, promote global pandemic prevention and response, and build a human health community. Taking next year’s 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties and 15th”Convention of Biological Diversity” Conference of the Parties as an opportunity, we will increase international cooperation in the field of ecological environment. China calls for a total ban on the illegal trade in wild animals.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China will scientifically grasp the new development stage, firmly implement the new development concept, and actively build a new development pattern. This will bring more opportunities to countries. China will always insist on being a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order. China is willing to work with all countries to coexist peacefully and develop together on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, bridge differences through dialogue, resolve disputes through negotiation, and make joint efforts for world peace and development.

Xi Jinping finally emphasized,”Thousands of sails pass by the side of the sunken boat, and thousands of woods spring in front of the diseased tree.” The world in the post-epidemic era will surely be like a phoenix and be reborn. Let us work together to create a better and happier life and jointly promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. (The full text of the speech will be published separately)

The summit was hosted by King Salman of Saudi Arabia, the chairman of the Group of Twenty this year. Leaders of G20 members, leaders of guest countries, and heads of relevant international organizations attended the meeting.

Leaders generally positively commented on the progress made by the leaders of the G20 in response to the COVID-19 Special Summit in March this year in international anti-epidemic cooperation, emphasizing that in the face of the epidemic, strengthening unity and cooperation is essential. The Group should continue to play a leading role in international anti-epidemic and economic recovery. Strengthen international cooperation on vaccines and support the World Health Organization to play an important coordinating role. Promote the resumption of work and production while preventing and controlling the epidemic to ensure the openness and safety of the global supply chain. Continue to implement the G20 debt relief initiative. Uphold international law and rules, support the reform of the World Trade Organization, safeguard the multilateral trading system, and jointly create an open, fair and non-discriminatory environment. Strengthen cooperation in areas such as the digital economy and climate change, and promote strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive development in the post-epidemic world.

Ding Xuexiang, Liu He, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng and others participated. (End)