Quotable quotes of Xi at previous G20 summits

[InKunming--ChinaAs one of the most-anticipated global gatherings every year, the Group of 20 (G20) summit provides a multilateral platform for countries to seek consensus on global governance and sustainable development.

On the eve of the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, a review of Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks at previous G20 summits will facilitate a better understanding of Chinese solutions to challenges facing the world.

On economic growth

Economy is always ranked high on the agenda of the G20 summits.

"In mankind's relentless quest for development and progress, the trend toward openness and integration among countries is unstoppable despite ups and downs in the global economy," Xi said at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.

"Greater coordination and complementarity among countries meet the need of productivity growth. They will also shape the future of relations of production," he said.

"In this process, countries are increasingly becoming a community with shared interests, shared responsibilities and a shared future."

Xi has called for building an open global economy many times.

"This commitment of the G20 to build open economies saw us through the global financial crisis, and this commitment is vital to reenergizing the global economy," he said in 2017 at the G20 Hamburg summit.

Making an appeal to foster new sources of growth for the global economy, Xi said that "innovation, more than anything else, is such a new source of growth."

"Another source of growth derives from making greater efforts to address the issue of development and implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and such efforts will both benefit developing countries and generate business and investment opportunities for developed countries," he added.

On global cooperation

Cooperation is another keyword in Xi's remarks at previous G20 summits.

At the G20 summit in China's Hangzhou in 2016, Xi said that "we will continue to reinforce macro-policy dialogue and coordination, work in the spirit of partnership to promote mutual help and win-win cooperation, and focus our minds and energy to pursue strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth."

"We should forge strong partnership and step up macro-policy coordination. Partnership is the most valuable asset of the G20," Xi said at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in 2018, emphasizing that "we G20 members should work together to surmount whatever difficulty that lies ahead."

As regards the rising protectionism, Xi said in his remarks at the G20 summit in 2015 that "we should reject protectionism and uphold and strengthen the multilateral trading regime in order to provide sufficient space for development of different countries."

"As the world's major economies, we should and must lead the way, support the multilateral trading system, observe the jointly established rules and, through consultation, seek all-win solutions to common challenges we face," Xi reiterated in 2017 at the G20 summit in Hamburg.

On China's development

As the leader of the world's second largest economy which has contributed over 30 percent of global growth, Xi is willing to share China's development experience.

"China owes its progress to reform and opening-up, and will continue to advance on this path," Xi said in 2018 at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

"China will continue to improve its business environment, and hopes that all countries will work together for a free, open, inclusive and orderly international economic environment," he added.

Speaking of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Xi said in 2017 at the G20 Hamburg Summit that "guided by a new vision of governance, we built a new platform of cooperation to tap into new sources of growth. The commitment of the Belt and Road Forum is highly compatible with the goal of the G20."

Also in remarks at the Hamburg summit, Xi called on the participating countries to "work together to promote interconnected growth for shared prosperity and build toward a global community with a shared future."

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