President Xi’s fresh vision spurs growth

BEIJING: President Xi Jinping has led China to demonstrate its renewed commitment and lay out fresh policy blueprints at various diplomatic events this year to help spur global recovery, shore up solidarity and keep multilateralism afloat.
These efforts, introducing new ideas to address pressing issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and inequitable growth, have served as part of the constant evolution of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, showing China’s great sense of duty as a major developing country, officials and experts said.
A book on studying the Thought was published on Monday to present China’s innovative philosophy on foreign policy and diplomacy since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
The Thought is a fundamental premise for diplomacy in the new era and a guide for action, officials said.
Since the start of this year, Xi has worked on a packed diplomatic schedule to advance cooperation and consolidate consensus through a wide range of diplomatic events, contributing fresh ideas and initiatives to the Thought.
As of Monday, Xi had attended 11 key multilateral or bilateral meetings via video link this year.
In the same period, he had 50 phone conversations with 49 heads of state, government chiefs or directors of international agencies.
To further advance cloud diplomacy, he also joined more than 50 events in ways such as delivering video speeches, sending messages or writing letters.
In particular, he addressed a number of major economic gatherings and summits to shore up global efforts in pressing for economic recovery amid the pandemic.
Such events included the World Economic Forum Virtual Event of the Davos Agenda in January and the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference in April.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item