Xinhua News Agency commentator: join hands with the Road of Cooperation to write a new article on opening up-- on the occasion of the successful conclusion of the second session of China International Import Expo
Shanghai, 10 Nov (Xinhua) hand in hand with the Avenue of Cooperation and write a new article on opening up-- on the occasion of the successful conclusion of the second session of China International Import Expo
Xinhua News Agency commentator
Welcome visitors from five continents for the benefit of the world. The second session of China International Import Expo closed successfully on the 10th. The grand event of opening up and cooperation attracted 181 countries, regions, and international organizations and more than 3800 enterprises to participate in the event, drawing a vivid picture of deep integration, mutual benefit and win-win results between China and the world.
The special background of the times highlights the great significance of the Expo and shows China's firm determination to deepen reform and open wider to the outside world in the new era. With a view to solving the problems facing the development of the world economy, President Xi Jinping grasped the trend of the times in his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the second Expo and put forward three proposals to promote the construction of an open world economy. The announcement of China's five measures to open wider to the outside world aroused wide resonance and praise from the participants. China has made joint efforts with all parties to once again hand over a dazzling "report card": in one year, the second Expo has a cumulative intention of US $71.13 billion, an increase of 23 per cent over the first. Whether it is the broad consensus reached by the politicians and dignitaries of the participating countries on win-win cooperation, the enthusiasm for the participation of enterprises, or the wonderful appearance of nearly 400 new products, new technologies, or services that have been launched globally or in mainland China. All of them have issued a strong voice of the times of working together to create the future.
The fruitful Expo bears witness to China's breadth of mind. "the Chinese market is so big, you are welcome to come and have a look." this is President Xi Jinping's sincere invitation, and it is also a vivid embodiment of China's opening up to the outside world. Change your business card, add WeChat, talk about business, talk about cooperation. Walking in the hot pavilion, such scenes are everywhere. On the one hand, there are high-quality goods and services from all over the world, on the other hand, there is the great potential of the Chinese market and the exuberant demand for the upgrading of consumption. The Expo will build bridges and platforms for international cooperation, not only in line with the yearning of hundreds of millions of Chinese people for a better life. It has also brought new opportunities for the development of all countries.
The fruitful Expo interprets China's responsibility to help the world at the same time. At a time when unilateralism and trade protectionism are on the rise, China's holding of the second Expo to provide more market opportunities, investment opportunities and growth opportunities for all countries is in itself a firm support for economic globalization. Is a strong defence of multilateralism and international cooperation. When the dignitaries of various countries attending the Expo called for enhanced cooperation, they thanked "China's spirit of cooperation and openness." when the number of US enterprises participating in the Expo increased by 18% compared with the first Expo, the area of participation ranked first among the exhibitors. When enterprises from all over the world can't wait to "book" tickets to the third Expo, we feel more deeply the powerful force of economic globalization and strengthen our determination and confidence in opening up and cooperation and common development.
China International Import Expo trades goods and services and exchanges culture and ideas. The Expo is not only a stage for economic and trade cooperation, but also a feast of ideological wisdom and a bridge for civilized exchanges. At the second Hongqiao International Economic Forum, guests from the global political and business circles gathered to discuss in depth topics such as the business environment, artificial intelligence, WTO reform, and jointly building a community with a shared future for mankind. In the national pavilion, the pavilions of 64 exhibitors, including China, are intertwined, and the acquaintance of different civilizations is touching. In every corner of the pavilion, China's intangible cultural heritage and "Chinese time-honored brand" are featured for the first time. Rich and colorful activities, the good friendship deeply rooted in people's hearts, draw a beautiful picture of civilization.
"Shanghai amazed me. I saw China's opening up and future here." after witnessing the grand occasion of the second Expo, French President Macron lamented. Looking out from the banks of the Huangpu River, the tide of win-win cooperation is vast, and the prospects for China's development are bright. A China with non-stop reform and opening up will move forward hand in hand with all countries in the world, work together in the same boat, and move forward to a better tomorrow of a community with a shared future for mankind.