"Intersect with the world and connect with the times" "Let us join hands in the right path of interconnection, mutual benefit and win-win"... On the evening of October 14, Beijing time, President Xi Jinping attended the opening of the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference by video And delivered a keynote speech.

  With the theme of "Sustainable Transportation, Sustainable Development", the conference focused on topics such as sustainable transportation and poverty alleviation, people's livelihood, international connectivity and cooperation, green development, and regional development, helping to build consensus among all parties. Further promote the development of sustainable transportation globally, regionally and nationally.

  The logo of the 2nd United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference taken at the Beijing National Convention Center (photographed on October 14).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li He

  As the context of economy and the link of civilization, under the background of the current century of change and the superposition of epidemics in the century, "transportation" has undoubtedly been given a broader and deeper meaning.

  "We must follow the general trend of world development, promote global transportation cooperation, and write a new chapter in infrastructure connectivity, unimpeded trade and investment, and integration of civilizations." President Xi Jinping said.

  "Transportation" not only represents infrastructure connectivity, but also represents unimpeded trade and investment, civilized integration and communication.

The "intersection" and "communication" are the "road to sustainable development" for the world to promote the construction of an open world economy and work together to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

  With a historical perspective and the height of building a community with a shared future for global development, President Xi Jinping profoundly explained the important era significance of transportation, pointed out the direction for global transportation and development plans, and proposed the "five persistence" to promote global transportation cooperation:

  —— Persist in openness and linkage, and promote interconnection and interoperability.

  —— Persist in common development and promote fairness and benefit.

  ——Insist on innovation-driven and strengthen development momentum.

  ——Insist on ecology first and achieve green and low carbon.

  ——Adhere to multilateralism and improve global governance.

  The "Five Persistences" contain valuable experience in China's transportation development, echo the strong desire of people from all over the world to connect and develop together, and it is the same breath, common destiny, and "communication" for the whole world. Good initiative.

  Looking back at the history of human development, transportation has always been an important area affecting global sustainable development.

From the shadow of a camel bell on the ancient Silk Road, to the chopping of waves in the maritime era, to the modern transportation network extending in all directions, the rapid development of transportation has made the world become "small" step by step, and people's dreams have become "big" step by step, and the world has become The closely connected "global village".

  The rapid development of the transportation industry has also confirmed China's "Road to Rise".

"If you want to get rich, build roads first" and "open roads when you meet mountains and build bridges when you meet water" are deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.

Transportation has become the pioneer of China's modernization and the link of opening up to the outside world.

  In particular, since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the guidance of Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, China’s transportation development has made historic achievements, undergone historic changes, and entered a new stage of high-quality development.

  Today, China's comprehensive transportation network has exceeded 6 million kilometers, with the world's largest high-speed rail network, expressway network, and world-class port cluster, and aviation and navigation reach the world.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the construction of major transportation projects.

  This is the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (panoramic photo by drone) taken on September 12, 2020.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Yehua

  One bridge connects three places, and the moat becomes a thoroughfare.

When the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was opened, General Secretary Xi Jinping took a car tour of the bridge and praised: "The construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has set many world bests" and "embodies the spirit of a country's struggle to open roads in the mountains and build bridges in water." ;

  When it was put into operation at Beijing Daxing International Airport, General Secretary Xi Jinping had an in-depth understanding of the construction of the airport's comprehensive transportation system on the spot, and inspected the process of smart technology and fully self-service paperless smart check-in;

  When the "world's first smart high-speed rail" Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed rail opened for operation, General Secretary Xi Jinping made important instructions and pointed out that "the Beijing-Zhangjiakou line has witnessed the development of China's railways and has also witnessed the leap in China's overall national strength."

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  At present, the recovery of the world economy is difficult and tortuous, the evolution of the international order is profound and complicated, and the world has entered a new period of turbulent change.

When the world stands at a new crossroads, what kind of "Chinese wisdom" can "China Transportation" contribute to the future development of the world?

On September 28, the "Shanghai" China-Europe Express made its debut from Shanghai and sailed to Hamburg, Germany.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Ting

  —— China adheres to the world's transportation, and has become the economy with the highest maritime connectivity and the largest trade in goods in the world.

  —— During the new crown pneumonia epidemic, China-Europe freight trains and ocean freighters shuttled around the clock to ensure the stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain, reflecting China's responsibility.

  —— China will continue to promote high-quality joint construction of the “Belt and Road”, strengthen infrastructure connectivity with other countries, and accelerate the construction of the Green Silk Road and the Digital Silk Road.

  Guided by "openness", with "development" as the goal, "innovation" as the driving force, "green" as the coordinate, and "cooperation" as the prerequisite-in the view of President Xi Jinping, openness and linkage require countries to work together to explore one thing "new road".

  "China will continue to hold high the banner of true multilateralism, persist in intersecting with the world, being connected with the times, and making greater contributions to global development while achieving its own development." President Xi Jinping said.

  To gather all the wisdom and strengths, mobilize global resources, respond to global challenges, and promote global development. President Xi Jinping put forward an important measure-the establishment of an international sustainable transportation innovation and knowledge center in China to contribute to the development of global transportation.

  "I would like to reiterate that China's direction of building a new higher-level open economy will not change, and its determination to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation will not change." President Xi Jinping said loudly.

  China's door to opening will only open wider and wider, and will never be closed.

Facing the future, "interconnecting" and "connecting" will surely contribute more to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

  Producer: Zhao Cheng

  Planning: Zhang Xudong

  Lead writers: Fan Xi, Ye Haoming, Zhou Yuan

  Coordinator: Zhu Dongju, Wang Xuan, Qi Zhongxi

  Vision | Editor: Yang Wenrong, Bao Yuhan

  Xinhua News Agency internal production

  Produced by Xinhua News Agency No. 1 Studio

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