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Wang Yi Talks about Xi Jinping Attending the Eighth G20 Leaders' Summit in St. Petersburg

2013/09/07

Announcing China's Ideas, Offering China's Solution, Passing China's Confidence

Foreign Minister Wang Yi Talks about President Xi Jinping Attending the Eighth G20 Leaders' Summit in St. Petersburg

From Sept. 5 to 6, 2013, President Xi Jinping attended the Eighth G20 Leaders' Summit held in St. Petersburg, Russia. After the meeting was finished, Foreign Minister Wang Yi introduced the relevant circumstances of President Xi Jinping attending the summit.

Wang Yi said that the summit was held under the backdrop, in which the influence of the international financial crisis still exists, economy of developed countries has some recovery, and economy of the emerging market countries is slowing down. Faced with the new situation, the developed countries and emerging market countries are both very concerned about China's stance and proposition, paying attention to the status quo and future trend of the Chinese economy.

Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping made an important speech at the summit, on behalf of the new Chinese government. Standing at the height of promoting a more balanced and sustainable growth of the world economy, Xi Jinping brought up a series of new ideas on development innovation, growth linkage and interests integration, and advocated the establishment of partnership among G20 members to build the awareness of community of common destiny, cooperating in competitions, and achieving win-win results in cooperation. Wang called on all countries to take responsible macroeconomic policies, to jointly improve global economic governance, and to maintain and develop an open world economy.

As the leader of the largest developing country, President Xi Jinping pointed out that the common global development will not be achieved if there is no real development of developing countries. We should continue to reform the international financial institutions, promote the establishment of a fair and inclusive international financial system, and increase the representativeness and say of developing countries in global economic governance.

Wang Yi said that the important propositions put forward by President Xi Jinping have been generally accepted and identified by the participating countries, and many of China's ideas and suggestions have been incorporated into the St. Petersburg G20 Leaders' Declaration, collectively uttering the "Chinese Voice", representing the say of China, and raising the status and functions of China in global economic governance.

Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping also introduced the development prospects of the Chinese economy to all countries, and stressed that China has become one of the main engines of the world economic growth. Chinese economy maintains good development momentum at the moment, with all index within the expected range of macroeconomic regulation and control. China will unswervingly deepen reform and expand opening up, and adhere to the opening-up strategy of mutual benefits and win-win results. China has the conditions and ability to achieve sustainable and healthy economic development, and to make a greater contribution to the world economy. President Xi Jinping's introduction helped the leaders at the meeting have a more objective and accurate understanding of the status quo and development prospect of the Chinese economy. All parties generally thought that China is determined to insist on reform and opening up, with powerful measures. After adjustment, China's economic growth will have a higher quality, with better development prospect, which will be a greater new opportunity to the world.

Wang Yi said that during the meeting, President Xi Jinping also had active summit diplomacy with state leaders and personnel in charge of international organizations.

When meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two heads of state satisfactorily reviewed that various important consensuses reached by both sides have been fully implemented, since President Xi Jinping visited Russia in March this year. Both sides agreed to further promote cooperation in economy and trade, energy, aviation, regions and other sectors, and at the same time, to strengthen strategic communications and coordination on major issues, pushing China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership to a new high. The two sides also signed a number of important cooperation documents, such as the cooperation framework agreement on China-Russia eastern gas pipeline.

The meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama was long and covered a wide range of topics, with a positive keynote. The two heads of state once again confirmed to work together to build the New Model of Major Country Relationship, and agreed to strengthen dialogue, deepen cooperation and control differences. Find more integrating points for cooperation in bilateral relations, and strengthen communications and coordination in international and regional affairs. The meeting is of great significance to ensure that China-U.S. relations develop in the right direction for the next step.

When meeting with leaders of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and other countries, President Xi Jinping reached new important consensus with them on enhancing mutual trust and deepening cooperation.

Wang Yi said that recently, the Syrian issue has been heating up, becoming the topic of the summit meeting. President Xi Jinping set forth China's basic stance, stressing that we must take the attitude of being responsible to the people, to history and to the international community to see and deal with the issue, and we must abide by the tenet of the Charter of the United Nations and the basic standards in international relations. Xi Jinping pointed out that we should insist on the right direction of political settlement. President Xi Jinping's declaration reflects China's diplomatic principle of maintaining peace and upholding justice.

Wang Yi said that attending the G20 Leaders' Summit in St Petersburg is another major diplomatic action of our country. President Xi Jinping accurately grasps the changes in the world pattern and China's development trend, organically integrates the changes in the national conditions and the world affairs, the common interests of developed countries and the emerging market countries, and China's development and global economic growth, and declares proposals and proposes solutions at the important multilateral stage, promoting the development of the G20 summit mechanism and the process of the global economic and financial governance. President Xi Jinping not only has the future in mind, but also has a foothold in reality, suiting the remedy to the case. From the perspective of China, Xi Jinping gives consideration to the interests of all parties, condenses consensus of all countries, promotes international cooperation, and shows China's self-confident, open, inclusive and responsible image as a big country. President Xi Jinping made an overall plan of the domestic and international situations, sending a clear signal to the world that China insists on advancing the reform and opening up, and showing the strong determination of China in promoting world peace and development. President Xi Jinping's important discourse about the governance of the world economy comes down in one continuous line with the thinking of the undergoing economic reform in China, embodying the international connotation and significance of the Scientific Outlook on Development. This is a successful multilateral diplomacy, which further improves the overall layout of China's diplomacy, and enriches the theory and practice of major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics.

At last, Wang Yi said that under the new situation, China is racing on a higher and broader international stage. We will offer more Chinese wisdoms to the world, providing more Chinese solutions and passing more Chinese confidence, and work along with other countries to be committed to building a harmonious world with lasting peace and common prosperity.

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