China will steadfastly advance opening-up – Xi

(LANKAPUVATH | HONGQIAO) – President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech (Full text) via video at the opening ceremony of the fourth China International Import Expo and the Hongqiao International Economic Forum on Thursday. Here are some highlights:

On China’s past

  • China’s opening-up pledges made at 3rd CIIE basically implemented (Read more)
  • China’s overall tariff level has dropped to 7.4 percent from 15.3 percent in 2001, lower than the 9.8 percent the country promised when entering WTO (Read more)
  • China has provided the international community with about 350 billion face masks, more than 4 billion protective garments, 6 billion test reagents and 1.6 billion doses of vaccines (Read more)

On China’s future

  • China will remain resolute in expanding high-level opening up, sharing development opportunities with the world and making economic globalization more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial for all
  • China will steadfastly uphold true multilateralism (Read more)
  • China to unswervingly share market opportunities with world
  • China will steadfastly advance high-level opening-up (Read more)
  • China to unswervingly safeguard common interests of all countries
  • China open to negotiations over industrial subsidy, SOE
  • China to open more import promotion demo zones
  • China to develop ‘Silk Road e-commerce’ (Read more)
  • China to expand opening-up of telecom, medical sectors
  • China to implement stress tests for high-level opening-up in free trade zones
  • China supports equitable distribution of critical medical supplies globally

Source: China Daily

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