(A closer look at China) At multilateral summits, Xi Jinping once again showed the world to move out of the "darkest moment"

  China News Service, Beijing, November 24th, title: Multilateral summit, Xi Jinping again shows the world out of the "darkest moment" direction

  China News Agency reporter Liang Xiaohui

  The "epidemic of the century" is prevalent, the global economy is in recession, and the times are "reversed". The world in 2020 seems to have entered the "darkest moment" since World War II.

In response to the crisis, the important multilateral summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the BRICS, APEC, and the Group of Twenty that were held successively in November were expected to "calibrate the course" of the world.

In the "Summit Month" of the special year, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke intensively, once again explaining China's direction of helping the world out of the "darkest moment".

Solving the "epidemic of the century": unity and cooperation are the most powerful weapons

  Human society is experiencing the worst pandemic of infectious diseases in a century.

According to the latest data released by the World Health Organization, there are more than 58 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 1.38 million deaths.

In the epicenter of the epidemic, one person dies every 17 seconds.

  The crisis is far from over, but after nearly a year of fighting the epidemic, many countries have accumulated valuable experience in epidemic prevention and control, and have made significant progress in drug and vaccine research and development.

The anti-epidemic practice in the past year has proved that as long as we are united and scientifically controlled, the spread of the virus can be controlled and the impact of the epidemic can be overcome.

  "The epidemic once again tells us that only through solidarity and cooperation can we overcome challenges." Xi Jinping pointed out at the aforementioned multilateral summit.

Based on solidarity and cooperation, he gave the next step in the global fight against the epidemic in China: strengthening the global public health system to prevent and control the new crown pneumonia epidemic and other infectious diseases.

  Relevant measures include: strengthening international joint prevention and control, sharing epidemic information, and exchanging anti-epidemic experience; supporting the World Health Organization to play a key leadership role; strengthening vaccine research and development and exchanges, and strive to make vaccines a global public product.

  Some observers believe that the initiative proposed by China is a proven and effective approach, and it is also the experience that China has accumulated: solidarity and cooperation are the most powerful weapon, and it is imperative to save lives.

  In practice, China has repeatedly expressed its willingness to strengthen cooperation with other countries in the development, production, and distribution of vaccines.

At the multilateral summit, Xi Jinping further injected confidence in this: We will fulfill our commitments, provide help and support to other developing countries, and "work hard to make vaccines a public product that is available and affordable to all people."

  China has taken the initiative to participate in the global fight against the epidemic in a cooperative manner, and continues to inject confidence in the world out of the "darkest moment".

Responding to a severe recession: unswervingly building an open world economy

  The world economy is experiencing its worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930s.

A set of key data shows that reality is more severe than imagined. According to the forecast of the International Monetary Fund, the world economy will shrink by 4.4% this year, and emerging market countries and developing countries will experience negative growth for the first time in 60 years.

  In this regard, Xi Jinping once again proposed in this "Summit Month" to pursue a mutually beneficial and win-win opening strategy and unswervingly build an open world economy.

  He proposed that under the premise of preventing and controlling the epidemic, the global industrial chain and supply chain should be restored to the safe and smooth operation, tariffs and barriers should be reduced.

We will unswervingly build an open world economy and safeguard the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core.

Create an open, fair, just and non-discriminatory business environment...

  In fact, this is what China has been committed to doing.

China, which occupies an important position in the global industrial chain and supply chain, is opening up the world economy through a higher level of self-opening.

Many parties believe that this will not only promote China's economic development, but will also give external participants in the Chinese economy an open dividend and achieve win-win cooperation.

  In the "dark moment" of the Great Depression, China and many countries signed a regional comprehensive economic partnership agreement, and for the first time stated that it would actively consider joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is precisely the unswerving construction of an open world economy. , The portrayal of pursuing a mutually beneficial and win-win open strategy.

  Looking to the future, Xi Jinping further reiterated China's unwavering determination to open up to the outside world, and the door to the outside world will open wider and wider.

Regarding the impact that China’s new development pattern will bring to the world, Xi Jinping said, “Under the new development pattern, China’s foreign cooperation will continue to deepen and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results with other countries in the world.”

Responding to the "upstream" of the times: cooperation is the only choice of the international community

  "Whether it is to win the final victory in the global fight against the epidemic or to promote the recovery of the world economy, the international community must unite and cooperate to jointly respond to the crisis test." Xi Jinping emphasized at the aforementioned multilateral summit.

  However, in the real world, some "political viruses" undermine the overall situation of global anti-epidemic cooperation, and unilateralism and protectionism undermine open cooperation in the era of undercurrents.

In this regard, China has once again given its own clear choice with practical actions-through cooperation, to build a "firewall" between mankind and the virus, and to tear down the "high wall" that hinders the operation of the world economy.

  "Building a global anti-epidemic firewall." At the multilateral summit, Xi Jinping once again called for strengthening anti-epidemic cooperation and building a health community.

He bluntly said that politicizing and stigmatizing the epidemic, engaging in "shocking the pot" and pushing blame, interferes with the overall situation of global cooperation in the fight against the epidemic.

It is necessary to promote unity to replace differences, to eliminate prejudice with rationality, to wipe out the "political virus", and to gather the greatest synergy of all countries to fight the epidemic together.

  "Unblocking the context of the world economy." Xi Jinping also pointed out that we must firmly defend multilateralism, persist in building an open world economy, and promote free and open trade and investment.

He emphasized that using the epidemic to “de-globalize” and advocate the so-called “economic decoupling” and “parallel systems” will ultimately only harm the common interests of the country and other countries.

"Cooperating to meet challenges is the only choice of the international community."

  It can be seen from this that the logic behind these Chinese choices is still unity and cooperation. The more "countercurrent" and the undercurrent, the more we must grasp the general trend of cooperation.

  The outside world is also aware of the extreme importance of unity and cooperation at the moment. For example, leaders of all parties put aside their differences at the APEC summit and issued the first joint declaration in three years, determined to unite and lead the Asia-Pacific region to successfully overcome the epidemic and achieve economic recovery. .

It shows that cooperation is the only choice of the international community.

  This is also what Xi Jinping pointed out: "We are all on the same boat. When the wind is high and the waves are rushing, we must keep the right direction, master the rhythm, unite and cooperate, ride the wind and waves, travel steadily and far, and sail for a better tomorrow." (Finish)