(Focus on Boao) "Clouds" Gather in Boao, Xi Jinping Explains How to Play the Strong Voice of "One Belt One Road"

  China News Service, Boao, April 20th, title: "Clouds" gather in Boao, Xi Jinping explains how to play the strong voice of "One Belt One Road"

  China News Agency reporter Zhang Su

  On the 20th, at the Boao Forum for Asia 2021 annual meeting with the theme "Great Changes in the World: Joining the Belt and Road Initiative in Global Governance", as the proponent of the "Belt and Road" initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping once again The drum and the call.

  When delivering the keynote speech via video that day, Xi Jinping continued to build the “Belt and Road” with high quality and proposed to build four closer “partnerships”.

  Scholars said that China's top leaders have repeatedly announced the connotation of the "Belt and Road" initiative at the Boao Annual Conference, and once emphasized that the construction of the "Belt and Road" is "not a solo of China, but a chorus of countries along the route."

The proposal of "Building Four Closer Partnerships" at the current annual meeting to explain how to play the strong voice of the "Belt and Road" is at the right time and has important practical significance.

  Chen Dongxiao, Dean of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, said that in this era full of challenges and hopes, Xi Jinping speaks to the world through the Boao Annual Meeting, which has far-reaching significance for international cooperation.

The "Belt and Road" initiative is not only China's practice of upholding and practicing multilateralism, but also a starting point for us to overcome difficulties, destiny and create a better future together.

  "'Partnership' means equal cooperation." Chen Fengying, a researcher at the China Institute of Modern International Relations, said. Specifically speaking, four closer "partnerships" are health cooperation, interconnection, green development, and openness and inclusiveness. The reason why “health cooperation” takes the first place is self-evident, reflecting that this is the current demand for a strong voice.

  Chinese companies have already started joint production of vaccines in partner countries such as Indonesia and Brazil to jointly build the “Belt and Road” initiative.

After sharing these news at the annual meeting, Xi Jinping said: "We will expand cooperation with all parties in the fields of infectious disease prevention and control, public health, and traditional medicine..."

  "When the realization of vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries encounters huge obstacles, China overcomes the difficulties and lends a helping hand. The'Belt and Road' partner countries to jointly improve immunity will be the first priority in the next stage. "Chen Dongxiao said.

  Liu Qing, vice president of the China Institute of International Studies, said that the Boao 2021 Annual Conference is the world's first large-scale international conference with offline conferences this year, which in itself reflects the host country's ability to control the epidemic.

The deployment of the "Belt and Road" initiative in the field of health is also the proper meaning of jointly building a human health community.

  Regarding "interconnection" and "green development", the interviewed scholars believe that existing cooperation results can be strengthened through "partnership".

  Statistics show that in 2020, the volume of trade in goods between China and countries along the “Belt and Road” will be US$1.35 trillion, an increase of 0.7% over 2019, and it will account for 29.1% of China’s total foreign trade.

In the first quarter of this year, China's trade import and export volume with countries along the “Belt and Road” reached 2.5 trillion yuan, accounting for 29.5% of China's total foreign trade import and export value.

In the face of the impact of the epidemic and the superimposed challenges of global governance, the “Belt and Road Initiative” has demonstrated strong resilience.

  When Laos President Thong Lun was invited to attend the annual meeting in video mode on the same day, he specifically mentioned the China-Laos railway that is expected to be opened throughout the year.

Liu Qing believes that this demonstration project is just an example of the "Belt and Road" cooperation in hedging the impact of the epidemic and promoting economic recovery.

  Strengthen infrastructure "hard connectivity" and rules and standards "soft connectivity", actively develop Silk Road e-commerce, "let green effectively become the background color for the joint construction of the'Belt and Road'"... Scholars say that these contents will enable the "Belt and Road" The strong tone is stronger.

  According to a report from the World Bank, by 2030, the “Belt and Road Initiative” is expected to help 7.6 million people around the world get out of extreme poverty and 32 million people out of moderate poverty.

For this reason, Xi Jinping proposed, "Build the'Belt and Road' into a'road to poverty reduction' and a'road to growth'".

  "Only by openness and tolerance can sustainable development be achieved." Chen Fengying analyzed that China's overall victory in the fight against poverty is an encouragement to the world. The expressions such as "poverty reduction" and "growth" reflect the people-oriented "Belt and Road" and echo the call of the times. , Arouse more resonance.

  China is the host country of the Boao Forum for Asia, and the "Belt and Road" initiative also originated from China.

When delivering the keynote speech that day, Xi Jinping also reiterated China's proposition with considerable length.

"No matter how far it develops, China will never seek hegemony, expand, seek spheres of influence, or engage in an arms race."

He also pointed out that China will continue to be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order.

  At the same time, Xi Jinping clarified Chinese measures, such as fully implementing the "Foreign Investment Law" and related supporting regulations, continuing to reduce the negative list of foreign investment access, and promoting the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.

  "These tangible measures show China's responsibility." Liu Qing said, welcoming all parties to share the huge opportunities in the Chinese market, and it also shows the openness and inclusiveness of the "Belt and Road" initiative.

  Chen Fengying said that as the world enters a period of turbulent change, Xi Jinping's clear attitude and clear noise on the Boao Forum, a high-level platform with world influence, will also help the outside world dispel doubts and participate in the grand event.

  "Knowing Junyuan is not deep in the sea of ​​clouds." Xi Jinping opened the poem with this line that day.

On April 26, 2019, he also used this as a toast when welcoming foreign leaders, couples and guests attending the second “Belt and Road” International Cooperation Summit Forum.

Taking this poem with affection and blessing as a footnote, when the "Belt and Road" and the Boao Forum are united here, the "strong voice of the times" will be played in unison, and the common development of the world will be more expected.