Chi­nese So­lu­tions for Pro­mot­ing Open Global Co­op­er­a­tion

How can bet­ter open­ing up be achieved? The key is con­tin­u­ous pro­mo­tion of do­mes­tic re­form to mo­ti­vate vate im­port­ing po­ten­tial and in­spire all coun­tries to join in global co­op­er­a­tion.

China Pictorial (English) - - Contents - Text by Zhong Feit­eng

At his key­note speech at the open­ing cer­e­mony of the first China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo (CIIE) in Shang­hai on Novem­ber 5, 2018, Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping men­tioned the phrase “open­ing up” 53 times. His en­tire speech was fo­cused on why coun­tries around the world should open up and how to bet­ter pro­mote open­ing up. This speech, along­side Pres­i­dent Xi’s speeches at the 2017 an­nual meet­ing of the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum in Davos and at the 2018 an­nual con­fer­ence of the Boao Fo­rum for Asia in April, lays a mile­stone mark­ing a new stage of China’s re­form and open­ing up and a new trend for China’s re­la­tions with the out­side world.

Why should every coun­try open up? Pres­i­dent Xi stressed that the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion calls for open­ness and co­op­er­a­tion to fos­ter steady global re­cov­ery and that open­ness and co­op­er­a­tion will re­main es­sen­tial for con­tin­ued hu­man progress. Af­ter he took of­fice, U. S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump adopted an “Amer­ica First” doc­trine, stir­ring up doubt about the ben­e­fits of open­ing up. Many once doubted open­ing-up pol­icy in the past. How­ever, af­ter wit­ness­ing the ad­van­tages of open­ing trends push­ing de­vel­op­ment to­wards higher lev­els, a re­turn to seclu­sion and iso­la­tion can never be ap­peal­ing.

As the world’s sec­ond-largest econ­omy, China is pre­sent­ing Chi­nese so­lu­tions for open­ing up to the world. First, China will

con­tinue push­ing for­ward do­mes­tic re­forms and stim­u­lat­ing po­ten­tial for in­creased im­ports. More than just a big mar­ket with a pop­u­la­tion of more than 1.3 bil­lion, China has the world’s largest mid­dle-in­come group.

China’s coastal ar­eas in­hab­ited by 500 mil­lion peo­ple boast strong con­sump­tion ca­pac­ity. In this sense, it was un­der­stand­able to hold the CIIE in Shang­hai, which is play­ing a lead role in China’s re­form and open­ing up. Pres­i­dent Xi an­nounced that the govern­ment ment sup­ports in­te­grated de­vel­op­ment nt of the Yangtze River Delta re­gion on and will make it a na­tional strat­egy. egy. It is ac­tu­ally one of five “pil­lars” ” bol­ster­ing China’s high- qual­ity de­vel­op­ment. The other four are e the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive, the e co­or­di­nated de­vel­op­ment of the e Bei­jing-tian­jin-he­bei re­gion, the he Yangtze River Eco­nomic Belt and nd the Guang­dong-hong Kong-macao acao Greater Bay Area.

Con­stantly broad­en­ing mar­ket ket

ac­cess and fos­ter­ing a world- class busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment have be­come two core Chi­nese strate­gies to pro­mote high- qual­ity de­vel­op­ment. The con­tin­u­ous in­crease in China’s per capita in­come is fu­el­ing a boom in its ser­vice in­dus­try with health­care and ed­u­ca­tion at the cen­ter, be­com­ing a new driv­ing force for the coun­try’s de­vel­op­ment. This shift has drawn in­tense scru­tiny from the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially de­vel­oped economies. In par­tic­u­lar, Pres­i­dent Xi em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights and said that China will en­act a puni­tive com­pen­sa­tion sys­tem to sig­nif­i­cantly raise the costs for of­fend­ers. Con­stantly im­prov­ing hu­man re­sources can serve as one of the most im­por­tant driv­ing forces for a coun­try’s de­vel­op­ment. Un­doubt­edly, it is vi­tal for China to pay at­ten­tion to ed­u­ca­tion, health­care and the pro­tec­tion of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights on the road to­wards high- qual­ity de­vel­op­ment cen­tered on in­no­va­tion. Th­ese are the key to at­tract­ing high- cal­iber tal­ent and fos­ter­ing core com­pet­i­tive­ness.

The CIIE has def­i­nitely be­come a new plat­form for open co­op­er­a­tion. Be­fore it, China al­ready pre­sented some global gov­er­nance con­cepts and plans with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics, all of which fea­ture a high de­gree of in­clu­sive­ness and open­ness and en­cour­age all coun­tries to par­tic­i­pate.

Novem­ber 5, 2019: Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping de­liv­ers a key­note speech at the open­ing cer­e­mony of the first China In­ter­na­tional Im­port rt Expo in Shang­hai, in which he stressed that the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion calls for open­ness and co­op­er­a­tion to fos­ter steady global re­cov­ery, which ich re­mains es­sen­tial for con­tin­ued hu­man progress. Xin­hua

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