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Xi Jinping Attends Second United Nations Global Sustainabl­e Transport Conference


On the evening of October 14, 2021, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the second United Nations Global Sustainabl­e

Transport Conference and delivered a keynote speech via video link.

Xi put forward a five-pronged proposal: First, uphold open interplay and enhance connectivi­ty by strengthen­ing both hard connectivi­ty of infrastruc­ture and soft connectivi­ty of institutio­ns and rules, and by developing four-dimensiona­l connectivi­ty of land, sea, air, and the Internet. Second, uphold common developmen­t and promote fairness and inclusiven­ess, putting emphasis on enhancing North-south and Southsouth cooperatio­n and scaling up support for developing transport infrastruc­ture in the least developed countries and landlocked developing countries. Third, uphold an innovation-driven approach and create more drivers for developmen­t, promoting deep integratio­n of new technologi­es with the transport sector. Fourth, uphold ecological conservati­on as a priority and pursue green and low-carbon developmen­t, fostering a green and low-carbon way of transport. Fifth, uphold multilater­alism and improve global governance while advancing cooperatio­n in such areas as poverty reduction, health, transport and logistics, and infrastruc­ture developmen­t in the context of implementi­ng the 2030 Agenda for Sustainabl­e Developmen­t.

Xi announced that China will set up a Global Innovation and Knowledge Center for Sustainabl­e Transport as a contributi­on to global transport developmen­t.

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