Beijing, March 3 -- Lu Hao: In the face of changes, it is even more necessary to strengthen communication and enhance understanding

Zhongxin financial reporter Xia Bin

Lu Hao, director of the Development Research Center of the State Council, secretary of the Party Group and chairman of the China Development High-level Forum, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 26 Annual Conference of the China Development High-level Forum in Beijing on the 2023th.

"I believe everyone has deeply felt that the Chinese government attaches great importance to this forum." Lu Hao said that President Xi Jinping sent a special congratulatory letter, which clearly expressed the authoritative position of the Chinese government in adhering to opening up and promoting global development, and provided fundamental guidance for the forum. Premier Li Qiang will meet with major foreign representatives tomorrow to have in-depth exchanges on issues of concern to everyone. Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang delivered an important keynote speech.

He bluntly said that all this fully reflects the Chinese government's strong support for this forum, welcomes and expects the participants to actively participate, and also gives important guidance for the direction and depth of the forum's discussions.

Lu Hao pointed out that this forum is the first offline gathering of new and old friends in three years. The past three years have seen many new changes in the world. The impact of the epidemic on people's lives, the accelerated evolution of new technologies and local geopolitical conflicts have triggered many new reflections. The past three years have also been extraordinary for China. Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, China has overcome various difficulties and challenges, continued to promote high-quality development, built a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way as scheduled, and won a major and decisive victory in epidemic prevention and control. The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China made strategic arrangements for the country's future development and opened a new journey of comprehensively promoting the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation with Chinese-style modernization.

"We are also well aware that on the new journey, the contradiction between people's yearning for a better life and unbalanced and inadequate development still exists, and promoting high-quality development is full of opportunities and challenges." Lu Hao said.

In his view, at present, promoting a steady economic recovery is the common expectation of all countries, but whether the common expectation can be translated into effective action is not inevitable. "In the face of change, we need to strengthen communication, enhance understanding, strive to form positive and correct cognition and strength, and promote change to develop in the direction of the common interests of all countries as much as possible."

Lu Hao said, I believe that with the in-depth participation of representatives from all walks of life at home and abroad, the forum will achieve important results and achieve the goals of enhancing understanding, building consensus, seizing opportunities and promoting cooperation. (End)