President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at CIIE
President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov 5, 2018.The keynote speech is titled "Work Together for an Open Global Economy."
Let’s take a look at the highlights of the speech.
It is important for all countries to open wider and expand the space for mutually(互相地) beneficial cooperation. It is important for all countries to pursue（追求） innovative（创新） growth and speed up the transformation （转型）of growth drivers. It is important for all countries to pursue inclusive（包容的） development for the benefit of all.
China is the world’s second largest economy. We have a market of more than 1.3 billion consumers who live on the land of over 9.6 million square kilometers. To use a metaphor, the Chinese economy is not a pond, but an ocean. The ocean may have its calm days, but big winds and storms are only to be expected. Without them, the ocean wouldn’t be what it is. Big winds and storms may upset a pond, but never an ocean. Having experienced numerous winds and storms, the ocean will still be there! It is the same for China. After going through 5,000 years of trials and tribulations（艰难困苦）, China is still here! Looking ahead, China will always be here to stay!