Closer Asia-pacific Cooperation
November 18, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Chinese President Xi Jinping (5th left, front) and other leaders and representatives from member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) pose for a group photo before the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.
Underlining the trend of economic globalization, economic integration in the region, and an open economy, Xi used his speech at the meeting to urge the economies to maintain the momentum of Asia-pacific cooperation.
“We have reached a crossroads of history, when we must have a keen appreciation of the trend of our world and take the pulse of the world economy,” he said. “That is how we will be able to respond to the call of our time and chart our future course accordingly.”