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中英对照:赵乐际在博鳌亚洲论坛2024年年会开幕式上的主旨演讲 [2]

Working Together to Meet Challenges and Create a Better Future for Asia and the World [2]

Seventy years ago, the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence were proposed in Asia. Today, these principles have gained renewed vigor and are more relevant than ever. Having been through hot and cold wars, hardships and tribulations, people in Asia cherish deeply the value of peace and understand that development gains do not come easily. It is important that we hold high the banner of a community with a shared future for mankind, jointly build an Asian community with a shared future, and work together for a peaceful, safe and secure, prosperous, beautiful, amicable and harmonious Asian home.
-We should jointly maintain security in Asia and contribute positive energy to world peace and stability. History and reality both show that peace and stability are the common aspirations of Asian people, the biggest consensus of Asian countries, and the prerequisite for Asia’s development. In the face of intertwined and complex global security threats, we should implement the GSI, follow the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, reject the Cold War mentality and bloc confrontation, oppose power politics and hegemonic acts, and maintain the regional order that accommodates the needs and interests of all parties. We must always keep in our own hands the future of lasting peace and security in Asia and pass on the torch of peace from generation to generation.
-We should jointly promote the development of Asia and provide enormous opportunities for global economic recovery. Today, Asia is the most dynamic and promising region in the world, accounting for 40 percent of global GDP and contributing to more than 70 percent of global growth. In the face of a global economy that has been in the doldrums for some time, we should jointly implement the GDI, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation across the board, seize the opportunities in the new round of technological revolution and industrial transformation, foster and enhance new growth drivers, and promote green, low-carbon and sustainable development to inject strong impetus from Asia into global economic recovery.
-We should jointly champion cooperation in Asia and build broad consensus for international solidarity and coordination. Asian countries have the fine tradition of helping each other out in trying times. Together, we have overcome one difficulty after another on our path to development. Now, in the face of clamors for division and confrontation, it is essential that we stay independent, seek strength through unity, and carry on side by side. We should jointly oppose unilateralism and extreme self-serving practices, oppose picking sides and bloc confrontation, and prevent this region and the world from becoming an arena of geopolitical contests.
-We should jointly advance openness in Asia and build synergy for a world of win-win cooperation. A review of the course of human development tells us that openness brings progress while isolation leaves one behind. In today’s world, the trend of economic globalization is irreversible, and no country is able to develop itself behind doors. It is imperative that we work together for win-win outcomes, jointly implement the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, and advance negotiations on the new round of China-ASEAN FTA upgrade, in an effort to build a common regional market that is more close-knit and more open. We must oppose trade protectionism and all forms of barriers and decoupling practice. We must share opportunities by opening up and seek win-win outcomes through cooperation.
-We should jointly carry forward Asian civilizations and provide a constant driver for exchanges and mutual learning of world civilizations. President Xi Jinping has said, “To meet our common challenges and create a better future for all, we look to culture and civilization to play their role, which is as important as the role of economy, science and technology.” We need to implement the GCI, respect the diversity of civilizations, promote common values of humanity, and encourage different civilizations to live in harmony, learn from each other and help each other succeed. We should promote mutual understanding and affinity among peoples in Asia and the world and share the benefits of the progress of civilizations.
Ladies and Gentlemen,  Friends,
Here in China, we recently concluded the annual sessions of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which set the targets, tasks and policy measures for economic and social development this year, and demonstrated the  confidence in China’s economic rebound and long-term growth. China’s GDP grew by 5.2 percent last year and is expected to grow by around five percent this year, one of the highest among major economies. China is advancing Chinese modernization on all fronts with high-quality development, which will inject strong impetus into the world economy and provide more opportunities for the development of all countries, especially our neighbors in Asia.
China is committed to innovative development. Innovation is a powerful driver of development. China follows an innovation-driven development strategy, one that spurs industrial innovation through innovations in science and technology, and expedites the development of new quality productive forces. Investment in China’s high-tech sector has been increasing at double-digit rates for several years, and the number of high-tech enterprises stands at around 400,000. Exports of the “new trio,” namely, new energy vehicles, lithium-ion batteries and photovoltaic products, are growing rapidly. The digital economy has seen acceleration, and the 5G coverage tops 50 percent. China stands ready to intensify cooperation with all countries on scientific and technological innovation, to fully unleash the dynamism of innovation, and foster new sources of growth. We will also work with all parties to jointly implement the Global Initiative for AI Governance to promote the sound, secure and orderly development of AI.
China is committed to open development. Openness is the hallmark of contemporary China. China’s door to the world will never close, but will only open wider. We will proactively align with high-standard international economic and trade rules, and foster a pro-business environment that is market-oriented, law-based and world-class. We will further shorten the negative list for foreign investment, remove all restrictions on access in the manufacturing sector, deliver national treatment for foreign businesses, and make it easier for foreign nationals to work, study, and travel in China. Hainan is developing itself into a free trade port with Chinese characteristics and global influence, and a new pacesetter for high-level institutional opening up in China. We encourage you to make investment and start up businesses in Hainan.