Xi Jinping delivers keynote speech at APEC CEO Dialogues via video link
Updated 11:26, 19-Nov-2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Dialogues on Thursday via a video link in Beijing. 

The Malaysia delegation of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) is hosting the forum under the theme of "APEC Re-imagined: Priorities in the Aftermath of COVID-19."   

President Xi said that to beat COVID-19 and promote global recovery, the international community must close ranks and jointly respond to the crisis and meet the test. 

China has full confidence and ability to maintain a stable economic performance and achieve the goals of finishing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and eradicating poverty within the set time frame, Xi said. 

China will expand domestic demand as a strategic priority and ensure the smooth flow of economic activity, he said, adding that the new development paradigm is a strategic decision made by China based on its current stage and conditions of development, and with full consideration given to economic globalization and changes in the external environment.