President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the 27th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting via video link in Beijing on Friday.
Here are the highlights from his speech:
China ready to jointly build bright future in Asia-Pacific region
China is willing to work with other Asia-Pacific economies to create and share the region's peaceful, prosperous and bright future, and march toward the target of building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Bridging digital divide in Asia-Pacific called for
Xi called for efforts to fully implement the APEC internet and digital economy roadmap, promote the dissemination and application of new technologies, improve the digital infrastructure, and bridge digital divide.
Jointly building Asia-Pacific community with shared future urged
Xi called for jointly building an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future featuring openness, inclusiveness, innovation-driven growth, greater connectivity and mutually beneficial cooperation.
Asia-Pacific region should help make globalization more open, inclusive, balanced
The Asia-Pacific region should take the lead and help make economic globalization more open, inclusive and balanced so that its benefits are shared by all.
China supports APEC cooperation to fight COVID-19, revive economy
China supports Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in strengthening policy exchange and capacity building in areas including public health and medium, small and micro-sized enterprises so as to facilitate joint fight against COVID-19 and economic recovery.
COVID-19 vaccines should be more accessible, affordable for developing countries
Xi urged efforts to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public good, and promote the vaccines' accessibility and affordability for developing countries.
China to facilitate poverty eradication in Asia-Pacific region
China will host a seminar on poverty reduction through digital technologies in 2021 to facilitate poverty eradication in the Asia-Pacific region.
China to consider joining CPTPP
China will actively consider joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Xi calls for unleashing potential of digital economy
Xi called for unleashing the potential of digital economy to inject new impetus into economic recovery in the Asia-Pacific region.
Asia-Pacific economic cooperation never zero-sum political game
The Asia-Pacific economic cooperation has never been zero-sum or you-lose-I-win political games, but a development platform for mutual support, mutual benefits and win-win results.
China to continue supporting APEC development
China highly values the role of the APEC and will continue to support the development of the organization.
Launching post-2020 vision a major task for APEC
A major task for the APEC this year is launching the post-2020 vision for future cooperation.
Asia-Pacific cooperation concerns future of world
The future of Asia-Pacific cooperation concerns the region's development, people's wellbeing and the future of the world.
Building Asia-Pacific free trade area urged
The Asia-Pacific region should move toward closer regional economic integration and build a free trade area of the Asia-Pacific at an early date.
Open, fair, just, non-discriminatory business environment called for
APEC economies should build an open, fair, just, and non-discriminatory business environment.
Foundation of Asia-Pacific economic development, prosperity specified
Cooperating on the basis of equality and handling differences on the basis of mutual respect are the foundation of Asia-Pacific economic development and prosperity.
China ready to advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation
China is ready to work with all sides to advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation.
Inclusive, sustainable growth called for
Xi called for efforts to continue implementing the APEC's strategy for high-quality development and its Action Agenda on Inclusion, accommodate concerns of developing members and promote inclusive and sustainable growth.
Implementation of APEC connectivity blueprint urged
Efforts should be made to continue the implementation of the APEC connectivity blueprint, ensure safe and orderly flows of personnel, goods, capital and data, and realize seamless integration of the Asia-Pacific region.