Xi Charts New Course for China-LatAm Community of Common Destiny and Advocates APEC Leadership in Globalization
During his state visits to Ecuador, Peru, and Chile from November 1 7 t o 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on China and Latin American countries to strengthen dialogue on global issues and boost cooperation on domestic development, in a bid to better build their community of common destiny at a new starting point in history.
Xi proposed that China and Latin America and the Caribbean hold high the banner of peaceful development and cooperation, seek synergy between their development strategies, speed up and upgrade practical cooperation, and bring benefits to both peoples.
The president also took part in the 24th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Peru. He highlighted APEC’s role as a pioneer, leader, and trailblazer of economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and the world at large, and called on APEC members to leverage the AsiaPacific’s role as a growth engine and work towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected, and inclusive world economy. At the high-level gathering of APEC economic leaders, Xi urged the APEC economies to stay committed to advancing economic globalization, increasing openness in the Asia-Pacific economy, breaking bottlenecks in regional connectivity, and blazing new trails in reform and innovation.
The APEC economic leaders agreed to build an open economy in the region, oppose protectionism, advance the process of Free Trade Area of the AsiaPacific, and boost connectivity, thus adding new impetus to Asia-Pacific and global growth. They also agreed that the outcomes of the previous meetings should be earnestly implemented and future cooperation well planned for the sake of long-term prosperity in the Asia-Pacific.
The Peruvian edition of “Xi Jinping: The Governance of China” was first published in Lima, Peru on November 19, 2016. The release ceremony was attended by Huang Kunming (sixth right), vice minister of the Central Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and director of the General Office of the Central Commission for Guiding Cultural and Ethical Progress, and Gonzalo Gutierrez (fifth left), Peru’s Ambassador to the European Union and former foreign minister.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech on November 19, 2016, at the APEC CEO Summit in Lima, Peru entitled, “Enhanced Partnership for Greater Growth Momentum.”