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By People’s Daily

 

China hopes that positive results could be yielded from the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in terms of building open economy, pushing all-round cooperation, deepening partnership and planning for the post-2020 vision, senior officials told a press briefing hosted by the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping will, based on the big development picture of the whole world and Asia-Pacific region, elaborate on China’s stand and proposition when he attends the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting upon invitation from Nov. 17 to 18 at Papua New Guinea’s capital city of Port Moresby, said Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Jun.

 

Xi will also set cooperation direction, consolidate partnership, deepen pragmatic cooperation and address common challenges, so as to push Asia-Pacific cooperation for healthy and stable development, Zhang added.

 

Under the theme “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future”, the leaders will exchange views, pool consensus, and issue leaders’ declaration on topics including regional economic integration, digital economy, connectivity, as well as sustainable and inclusive growth, the assistant minister noted.

 

On the economic and trade front, Assistant Commerce Minister Li Chenggang said at the press briefing that the APEC meeting is expected to push for economic and trade connectivity in an all-round manner.

 

It will strive for new progress in building Asia-Pacific Model E-Port Network, push for key achievements from global value chain cooperation and finish the preliminary establishment of the APEC Trade in Value Added (TiVA) Database, he expounded.

 

Li added that the meeting is also projected to deepen cooperation on regional economic integration, push for the building of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), and make economic and trade preparation for post-2020 vision.

 

China will declare its support to shape the post-2020 vision, as well as its stand to continue promoting regional liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment, said Li, adding that the country will also encourage the meeting to send positive signals on multilateral trading system.

 

 

Photo taken on Nov. 10, 2018 shows the aerial view of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings will run from Nov. 12 to 18 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

 

中方期待APEC会议取得积极成果

 

中国外交部13日举行中外媒体吹风会。中国外交部部长助理张军和中国商务部部长助理李成钢介绍中国国家主席习近平出席亚太经合组织(APEC)第二十六次领导人非正式会议有关情况,并回答记者提问。

 

张军表示,APEC第二十六次领导人非正式会议将于11月17日至18日在莫尔兹比港举行。习近平主席将应邀出席会议。习近平主席将结合当前世界和亚太发展大势,深入阐述中方立场主张,把握合作方向,巩固伙伴关系,深化务实合作,应对共同挑战,推动亚太合作健康、稳定发展。

 

张军指出,这次会议主题为“把握包容性机遇,拥抱数字化未来”。各方将围绕区域经济一体化、数字经济、互联互通、可持续和包容增长等议题交换看法、凝聚共识,并发表领导人宣言。中方希望会议在构建开放型经济,推进各领域合作,深化伙伴关系和规划2020年后合作愿景等方面取得积极成果。

 

李成钢表示,今年APEC会议有望取得以下经贸成果:第一,全方位推动经贸互联互通。一是推动亚太示范电子口岸网络建设取得新进展;二是全球价值链合作取得重要成果,基本建成APEC贸易增加值数据库。第二,深化区域经济一体化合作进程,推动亚太自贸区发展。第三,为2020年后合作愿景贡献经贸要素。中方将在本次会议中表明对制订2020年后合作愿景的支持和持续推进区域贸易投资自由化便利化的立场。此外,中方还将推动会议发出支持多边贸易体制的积极信号。

 

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