Full text: Xi’s speech at the 2021 CIFTIS Summit on Global Trade in Services
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the Global Summit on Trade in Services at the 2021 China International Trade in Services Fair via video on Thursday.
Below is the full text:
Ladies and gentlemen,
Have a good evening. On behalf of the Chinese government and people and also on my own behalf, I extend a cordial welcome and greetings to all distinguished guests of the 2021 China International Trade in Services Fair (CIFTIS).
This year’s CIFITS theme is “Towards a Digital Future and Service-Oriented Development”. I believe that the active participation of all of you will make this event of the year a special and productive one.
Trade in services is a key element of international trade and an important area of economic and trade cooperation between countries. It has a big role to play in promoting a new development paradigm. We will work with all other parties to maintain openness, cooperation, mutual and win-win benefits, share opportunities for growth in trade in services, and promote global economic recovery and growth.
We will open up to a higher level, establishing a negative list for cross-border trade in services across the country and exploring the development of national demonstration areas for innovative development of trade in services. We will further improve the rules of the services sector, helping Beijing and other places to pilot the alignment of national rules with those of high-level international free trade agreements and to build demonstration zones of digital trade. We will continue to support the innovation-driven development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), deepening the reform of the new third council (National Stock Exchange and Listing) and establishing a Beijing Stock Exchange as the main platform serving SMEs. oriented towards innovation.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Let us unite to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and get through these difficult times. By using peace, development and win-win cooperation as the “golden key”, we will be able to meet the challenges facing the world economy and international trade and investment, and create a future. best for all.
Full text: Xi Jinping’s speech at the 2021 CIFTIS Summit on Global Trade in Services