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Xi: China will move resolutely towards openness – world

President Xi Jinping gave a video keynote (full text) address on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Fourth China International Import Expo and the Hongqiao International Economic Forum. Here are some highlights:

On China’s past

  • China’s opening promises made during the 3rd CIIE are practically implemented (Find out more)

  • China’s overall tariff level fell to 7.4 percent from 15.3 percent in 2001, below the 9.8 percent promised by the country when it joined the WTO (Read more)

  • China has provided the international community with around 350 billion face masks, more than 4 billion protective clothing, 6 billion test reagents and 1.6 billion doses of vaccines (read more)

On the future of China

  • China will remain committed to expanding high-level openness, sharing development opportunities with the world, and making economic globalization more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial for all

  • China Will Firmly Defend True Multilateralism (Read More)

  • China will unswervingly share market opportunities with the world

  • China will move resolutely towards a high level opening (Read more)

  • China will steadfastly protect the common interests of all countries

  • China open to industrial subsidies negotiations, SOE

  • China to open more import promotion demonstration zones

  • China to develop “Silk Road Electronic Commerce” (Read more)

  • China to expand openness of telecommunications and medicine sectors

  • China to implement stress tests for high-level opening in free trade zones

  • China supports equitable distribution of essential medical supplies around the world

This story originally appeared in China Daily and has been reprinted with permission.