Xi Jinping meets with foreign representatives to attend 2019 "Innovation economy Forum"
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 22 Nov (Reporter Bai Jie)-- State President Xi Jinping met with foreign representatives attending the 2019 "Innovation economy Forum" at the Great Hall of the people on 22 November.
On November 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with foreign representatives attending the 2019 "Innovation economy Forum" at the Great Hall of the people in Beijing. This is a group photo taken by Xi Jinping with representatives of the foreign side before the meeting. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen
Xi Jinping pointed out that innovation is a major proposition of the times. The world is experiencing great changes that have not been seen in a hundred years, and a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial changes are developing rapidly. The common challenges facing humanity require the joint efforts of all countries. No country can become an independent center of innovation or enjoy the fruits of innovation alone. Innovation should benefit the world, not a treasure buried in caves. China, the United States and other countries are big innovators, and China is willing to carry out innovative cooperation with other countries in the world, including the United States, so as to better benefit the people of the two countries and the people of the world.
On November 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with foreign representatives attending the 2019 "Innovation economy Forum" at the Great Hall of the people in Beijing. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen
Xi Jinping stressed: China is a big country with a history of 5,000 years of civilization, and the four great inventions in history have made great contributions to the progress of human civilization. Since the Opium War, China has become a semi-colonial and semi-feudal society, but the Chinese people have not succumbed, but strive to explore the road of national rejuvenation. In the 70 years since the founding of New China, earth-shaking changes have taken place in China, and the fundamental reason is that we have found a correct path that conforms to China's national conditions, conforms to the trend of the times, and is supported by the masses of the people, that is, socialism with Chinese characteristics. Today, the Chinese people are full of high self-confidence and will unswervingly follow this path. We propose Chinese Dream, who realized the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, but this dream is by no means a "dream of hegemony." We are not prepared to replace anyone, but to restore China's due dignity and status. We have made brilliant achievements, but instead of bossing around the world, we will continue to uphold the traditional concept of "harmony but difference", adhere to the path of peaceful development, and devote ourselves to mutually beneficial cooperation with all countries in the world. China adheres to reform and opening up, making bold innovations and crossing the river by touching stones. The more it faces resistance, the more it will rise to difficulties and open more to the outside world. I am full of confidence in the future of China's development.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Egyptian Tourism Minister Ma Saudi, former Japanese Foreign Minister Kawaguchi Yoriko, Credit Suisse Group Global Chief Executive Tan Tianzhong and other foreign representatives spoke one after another. They spoke highly of China's great achievements in development and its important contributions to world peace and development. They believe that the current protectionism has led to trade frictions and that the world situation is full of uncertainty. In this context, China continues to promote reform and opening up, which is of great significance in promoting global sustainable development and the stability of international relations. All parties should strengthen innovation and cooperation in various fields and make every effort to avoid the emergence of an "economic iron curtain." Everyone appreciates the "Belt and Road Initiative" initiative put forward by President Xi Jinping and is willing to actively participate in the joint construction of "Belt and Road Initiative."
Prior to the meeting, Xi Jinping took a group photo with representatives of the foreign side.
Liu he, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi and he Lifeng attended the meeting.
With the theme of "New economy, New Future", the 2019 "Innovation economy Forum" focused on the main areas of innovation, development trends and social impact, and was attended by more than 500 political and business representatives from more than 60 countries around the world.