(Economic Observer) Announced three "unswerving", Xi Jinping's speech charted the direction for China's development

  China News Service, Beijing, January 18 (Reporter Xia Bin) Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the 2022 World Economic Forum video conference on the 17th and delivered an important speech, putting forward his thoughts on how to overcome the epidemic and how to build a post-epidemic world, and also to the outside world. It declared three "unswerving" and set the direction for China's development.

  China will unswervingly promote high-quality development.

Xi Jinping pointed out that despite the enormous pressure brought about by changes in the domestic and foreign economic environment, the fundamentals of China's economy with strong resilience, ample potential and long-term improvement have not changed. We are full of confidence in the future of China's economic development.

  The latest "transcript" of China's economy shows that in 2021, China's economic growth rate will reach 8.1%, ranking among the top among the world's major economies. Over 18%, and the per capita GDP exceeded 12,000 US dollars.

  Yao Jingyuan, a special researcher at the Counselor's Office of the State Council of China, believes that for China's economy, more efforts should be made to focus on the quality and efficiency of growth. Although the internal and external environment of China's economy in 2021 is full of difficulties and challenges, economic growth rate, employment , prices, the four major indicators of international payments still achieved better-than-expected achievements.

  Ning Jizhe, director of China's National Bureau of Statistics, said that China has achieved new results in high-quality development in the past year, which is reflected in innovation-driven development and new achievements.

High-quality development is the theme of economic and social development during the 14th Five-Year Plan.

At present, it is necessary to put stable growth in a prominent position, keep the economy operating within a reasonable range, maintain the stability of the macroeconomic market, and combine the promotion of reasonable economic growth in quantity with steady improvement in quality, so that China's economy will be stable and long-term, and sustainable and healthy development. .

  China will unswervingly push forward reform and opening up.

Xi Jinping said that China's reform and opening up is always on the way.

No matter what changes in the international situation, China will hold high the banner of reform and opening up.

  Joining the World Trade Organization is a milestone on the road of China's reform and opening up. 2021 is also the 20th anniversary of China's accession to the WTO. Over the past 20 years, China has continued to expand and open up, in line with international rules, and continuously optimize the business environment. Share the dividends of China's growth.

  Standing at a new starting point, China will open its door wider to the outside world.

Zhang Jianping, deputy director of the Academic Committee of the Academy of China's Ministry of Commerce, said that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which came into effect at the beginning of this year, is a new measure of China's reform and opening up, and will inevitably bring about huge effects of trade creation and investment increase. And the effect of employment growth, this global super-large integrated market will play a very important supporting role in the steady growth of China's trade.

  Zhang Jianping believes that enterprises should be encouraged to make good use of free trade agreements; it is suggested that the pilot free trade zone optimize the business environment of foreign trade enterprises, strive to provide better trade facilitation measures for foreign trade enterprises, and help foreign trade enterprises to effectively carry out multinational operations; "Organically combined with the new format of foreign trade, the new competitive advantages of foreign trade can be effectively enhanced.

  China will unswervingly advance the construction of ecological civilization.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China adheres to the concept that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, promotes the integrated protection and systematic management of mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, grass and sand, spares no effort to promote the construction of ecological civilization, spares no effort to strengthen pollution prevention and control, and spares no effort to improve people's production and life. surroundings.

  Green and development are by no means "single-choice questions". In the process of pursuing a better ecology, there is also a "new engine" that drives economic growth.

Liu Shijin, deputy director of the Economic Committee of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said that green technology is an unprecedented new source of China's economic growth, which will bring investment of one trillion yuan.

  He bluntly said that the relationship between green technology and economic growth will change a lot. In the past, people often believed that there was a contradiction between green technology and economic growth, but now green technology is more about "addition" and "multiplication". Such as low-carbon, zero-carbon and other new technologies, as well as green investments that generate and utilize these new technologies.

  At present, China is promoting a comprehensive green transformation of economic and social development, and the "dual carbon" goal is one of the important starting points.

Xi Jinping mentioned that it is impossible to achieve carbon neutrality at the peak of carbon.

China will continue to build on its strengths and develop steadily, gradually reduce traditional energy sources in an orderly manner in the process of promoting reliable alternatives to new energy sources, and ensure stable economic and social development.

  Liu Shijin said that the key to achieving the "dual carbon" goal is to replace traditional technologies with green technologies. It is necessary to reduce carbon emissions, not to reduce production capacity, not to reduce the growth rate, and not to artificially disrupt normal supply and demand without green technology. order.

"Therefore, according to the goal of carbon neutrality, the timetable and roadmap should be clarified, and the progress should be made in stages and step by step." (End)

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