The CPC Central Committee Held a Symposium for Non-Party People Xi Jinping presided over and delivered an important speech

Li Keqiang Yu Zhengsheng Zhang Gaoli attended

The CPC Central Committee held a symposium for non-party participants in Zhongnanhai on August 21st. He listened to the recommendations of the CPC Central Committee on formulating the 13th Five-Year Plan for national economic and social development and heard the leaders of the democratic parties, the leaders of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and non-partisan individuals. Comments and suggestions. General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping presided over the forum and delivered an important speech.

Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Zhang Gaoli, members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the symposium.

At the symposium, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Council Wan Exiang, Chairman of the CDL Central Committee Zhang Baowen, Chairman of the Democratic National Construction Association Chen Changzhi, Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Central Committee Yan Xiaoqi, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Party of Agriculture and Labor Chen Yun, Chairman of the Zhi Gong Party Central Committee Wan Gang, Chairman of the Jiu San Society, Han Qide, and Taiwan Union Chairman of the Central People’s Government Lin Wenji, Chairman of the National Association of Industry and Commerce Wang Qinmin, and Lin Fufu, a representative of the non-partisan group, successively spoke. They agree with the CPC Central Committee’s considerations on formulating proposals for the 13th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development. They will lead the new normal economic development, reasonably determine development goals, stabilize growth expectations, highlight innovation-driven development strategies, and focus on the development of the real economy. , Do a good job of the “three rural” work and poverty alleviation, improve food security strategies, promote the opening up of the central and western regions, accelerate the new type of urbanization, promote government governance reform, strengthen comprehensive education reform, increase professional training of talents, and pay attention to population We will put forward opinions and suggestions on the issues of aging, promoting the development of healthy China, strengthening comprehensive management in the ecological field, and achieving green development.

After earnestly listening to everyone’s speeches, Xi Jinping made an important speech. He said that everyone has put forward many good opinions and suggestions. It is helpful to drafting good documents. We will seriously study and absorb them.

Xi Jinping introduced the drafting process of the proposed draft, stressing that the following principles were firmly grasped during the drafting of the draft proposal. First, it insists on the unity of goal orientation and problem orientation. It not only implements the goal of building a well-off society in an all-round way, but also clarifies the tasks that must be completed by the time node. It also pushes forward from the problems that need to be solved urgently, and clearly defines the ways and methods of solving problems. The second is to insist on a unified view based on domestic and global perspectives. Actively adapt and actively lead the new normal economic development with new ideas, new ideas and new measures, and plan from the global economic linkage. The third is to insist on comprehensive planning and focus on the coordination of key issues, focusing not only on economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, ecological civilization construction, opening up, national defense construction, and party building, but also highlight weak areas and lagging areas. The fourth is to adhere to the combination of strategic and operational, not only emphasize the macroscopic, strategic, and guiding nature of the plan, but also highlight the binding force of the plan, and it can be operated, checked, and easily evaluated. The planning proposal should highlight forward-looking and guidance, accurately grasp China’s basic national conditions and development status, and scientifically predict the trends and variables of China’s economic and social development in the next five years and even longer periods, so as to ensure that the proposed goals and measures can conform to development trends and leads. Direction of development.

Xi Jinping pointed out that during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, China’s development is facing many new situations and new problems. The most important thing is that economic development has entered the new normal. Under the new normal, new changes have taken place in China’s development environment, conditions, tasks and requirements. To adapt to the new normal, grasp the new normal, lead the new normal, and maintain sustained and healthy economic and social development, we must adhere to the correct concept of development. The draft of the proposal analyzes the situation and tasks for the successful completion of a well-to-do society, and proposes and elaborates the concept of innovation, coordination, green, openness, and shared development. It emphasizes that the implementation of these development concepts is a profound change that has a bearing on the overall development of our country. The concept of development is the forerunner of development actions and is a concentrated expression of development ideas, development directions, and development focus. It is necessary to directly grapple with the current issues to reflect a clear problem orientation, change with development concepts, lead the transformation of development methods, and use development methods to transform and promote the development of quality and efficiency. This will be a good indicator for China’s economic and social development during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period. Get your flight.

Xi Jinping emphasized that the broad masses of the people share the fruits of reform and development, which is the essential requirement of socialism and an important manifestation of our party’s commitment to serving the people the fundamental purpose of wholeheartedly. The development we pursue is the development of the benefit of the people. The affluence we pursue is the common prosperity of the entire people. The success of reform and development is unsuccessful. The ultimate criterion for judgment is whether the people enjoy the results of reform and development together.

Xi Jinping hopes that the democratic parties, the Federation of Industry and Commerce, and the non-partisan group will actively guide their respective members and the people they are in contact with to unify their thinking and actions to the situation of the CPC Central Committee on the situation of the “13th Five-Year Plan” and make decisions and deployments. In one place, we pay attention to listening to the opinions of our members and the people we are affiliated with, focusing on reflecting the appeals of the relevant parties in society and helping the CPC Central Committee understand the views and suggestions of all sectors of society more fully.

Ma Kai, Wang Huning, Liu Yandong, Xu Qiliang, Sun Chunlan, Li Jianguo, Wang Yang, Meng Jianzhu, Li Zhanshu, Du Qinglin, Yang Jing, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yong, and Zhou Xiaochuan attended the symposium.

Other party members who attended the forum included Luo Fuhe, Chen Xiaoguang, Ma Peihua, Liu Xiaofeng, Jiang Zuojun, Shao Hong, Xiu Fujin, Huang Zhixian, Huang Rong, and Huang Yan. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 30th)
 
            

President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Vietnam and Singapore

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a briefing for Chinese and foreign media to introduce the situation

People’s Daily, Beijing, October 30 (Reporters Du Shangze and Zhang Jianbo) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a briefing for Chinese and foreign media on the 30th. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin and Assistant Secretary of the Liaison Department of the Liaison Department Li Jun introduced President Xi Jinping’s forthcoming state visits to Vietnam and Singapore. Situation and answered questions from reporters.

Liu Zhenmin said that at the invitation of Singapore’s President Chen Qingyan, Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Singapore from November 6 to 7. The visit coincided with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, and the relations between the two countries are in an important period of succession and continuity. This visit is also a return visit to President Chen Qingyan’s visit to China this year, which shows that the leaders of the two countries attach great importance to the development of China-Singapore relations in the new period.

Liu Zhenmin pointed out that Singapore is an important neighboring country to China and has been the coordinator of China-ASEAN relations since August this year. Since China and New Zealand established diplomatic ties in 1990, bilateral relations have enjoyed a good momentum of development. Cooperation in various fields has continued to deepen, and China has taken the lead in cooperation with ASEAN countries, reflecting the distinctive features of advancing with the times. China is Singapore’s largest trading partner and Singapore is China’s largest source of investment. The two countries have also achieved fruitful cooperation in the fields of finance, science and technology environmental protection, humanities education, and social governance.

Liu Zhenmin stated that during the visit, President Xi Jinping will have an in-depth exchange of views with the leaders of the New Zealand on bilateral relations and practical cooperation in various fields, and make good plans and directions for the future development of China-Singapore relations. The two sides will also sign a series of pragmatic cooperation documents including finance, education, science and technology, and urban governance. It is believed that this visit will further enhance the level of China-Singapore relations, increase mutual political trust between the two countries, enhance bilateral pragmatic cooperation, and promote the development of China-ASEAN relations.

Li Jun said that at the invitation of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Yu Fuzhong and State Chairman Zhang Jinchuang, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Vietnam from November 5 to 6. This is the first time since Chairman Xi Jinping has served as the top leader of the Chinese party and the country to visit Vietnam. It was carried out in the context of the new period when Sino-Vietnamese relations entered a new period. It is a major diplomatic activity for China to promote the stable and healthy development of China-Vietnam relations.

Li Jun pointed out that China and Vietnam are neighboring countries. The traditional friendship between China and Vietnam was created personally by the older generation of leaders of the two countries. It is a common treasure of the two peoples. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 65 years ago, Sino-Vietnamese relations have generally maintained their momentum of development. In 2008, the Sino-Vietnamese relations have increased to a new height in the comprehensive strategic partnership. In April and September of this year, President Xi Jinping met in Beijing successively with General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Communist Party of Vietnam Kou Fuzhong and Vietnam Chairman Zhang Jinchuang who attended the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan and the World Anti-Fascist War. A lot of important consensuses have been reached. China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership has been consolidated and developed.

Li Jun said that during his visit to Vietnam, President Xi Jinping will exchange in-depth views with the leaders of the Vietnamese side on bilateral relations and issues of common concern, in order to further increase mutual political trust, expand practical cooperation, and plan future development blueprints for Sino-Vietnamese relations. The two sides will sign cooperation documents on bipartisan cooperation, infrastructure construction, economic and trade investment, culture and education, and lay a more solid foundation for the next stage of exchanges and cooperation. It is believed that with the joint efforts of China and Vietnam, this visit will surely be a complete success, promote the new and important progress in China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership, and make positive contributions to regional and world peace and prosperity.
 
            

Xi Jinping Meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

On October 29, President Xi Jinping met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Yao Dawei photo

People’s Daily Beijing, October 29 (Reporter Li Weihong) President Xi Jinping met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on the 29th. The two sides made positive comments on the development of Sino-German relations and agreed to further strengthen pragmatic cooperation in various fields between the two countries and maintain the healthy, stable and sustained development of the all-round strategic partnership between China and Germany.

Xi Jinping welcomed Merkel’s eighth visit to China as prime minister, pointing out that the close exchanges between the leaders of China and Germany reflect the high level of development of bilateral relations. Sino-German relations are related to the well-being of the two peoples and are also related to Sino-European cooperation and even the world’s economic development. In developing a comprehensive strategic partnership, the two countries must base themselves on bilateral relations and also look at China, Europe, Asia, Europe and even the world. The two sides must consolidate political mutual trust, respect each other’s development path, understand and take care of each other’s core interests and major concerns, and maintain the momentum of close exchanges at all levels. The “Sino-German Cooperation Action Plan” has produced positive results. The two sides should further tap potential for cooperation, foster more growth points for cooperation, and promote new progress in cooperation in areas such as fiscal finance, urbanization, agriculture, electric vehicles, energy conservation and environmental protection, smart manufacturing, and production networking. China welcomes Germany’s participation in the development of the central and western regions of China and the transformation of the old industrial base in northeast China. We welcome Germany as the guest country of the 2016 Western China Expo. Sino-German cooperation in a wide range of fields such as culture, education, sports, medical and health care, social security, and the cause of the disabled. China supports the two parties to jointly organize the Year of Youth Exchange between China and Germany next year.

Xi Jinping pointed out that Sino-German relations and China-EU relations complement each other. China is ready to carry out all-round cooperation with EU institutions and member states to create a partnership of peace, growth, reform, and civilization. China and Europe have reached a consensus on establishing an interconnection platform, advancing the facilitation of China-Europe personnel exchanges, and accelerating negotiations on investment agreements between China and the EU. It is hoped that Germany will play an active role in promoting these measures. China appreciates Germany’s active support and participation in the “Belt and Road Initiative” and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Initiative. It is willing to strengthen cooperation with the German side within the G20.

Merkel said that in recent years Germany-China relations have maintained a high level of development, exchanges at all levels are very close, and exchanges and cooperation in political, economic, and humanities fields have continued to deepen. Under the new situation, Germany is willing to deepen pragmatic cooperation with China in the areas of economy, trade, industry, and finance, and actively participate in the construction of the “One Belt and One Road” and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Germany and China have many common interests and great potential for cooperation in international affairs. They can strengthen coordination and work together to resolve global issues and safeguard international security and stability. The German side supports China’s accession to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, supports the renminbi’s accession to the International Monetary Fund Special Drawing Rights currency basket, and supports the implementation of the IMF quota reform program. The German side will cooperate with China in running the G20 summit next year.

Merkel introduced the current economic situation in the European Union, overcoming refugee issues, and the debt crisis. He thanked China for its support. Xi Jinping said that the development of relations with Europe has always been one of the priorities of China’s diplomacy. China firmly supports the European integration process and enjoys a prosperous Europe and a united European Union. China is willing to continue to promote pragmatic cooperation in various fields with the EU and strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination.

Both sides also exchanged in-depth views on major international and regional issues of common concern.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting.

“People’s Daily” (October 30, 2015 01)
 
            

Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Vietnam and Singapore

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Lu Yong announced on the 29th that: At the invitation of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party Kuang Fuzhong and Chairman of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Zhang Jinchuang, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President Xi Jinping will perform state affairs on Vietnam from November 5 to November 6. access.

At the invitation of President Chen Qingyan of the Republic of Singapore, President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Singapore from November 6 to 7. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 29th)

“People’s Daily” (October 30, 2015 01)
 
            

The CPC Central Committee Held a Symposium for Non-Party People Xi Jinping presided over and delivered an important speech

Li Keqiang Yu Zhengsheng Zhang Gaoli attended

The CPC Central Committee held a symposium for non-party participants in Zhongnanhai on August 21st. He listened to the recommendations of the CPC Central Committee on formulating the 13th Five-Year Plan for national economic and social development and heard the leaders of the democratic parties, the leaders of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and non-partisan individuals. Comments and suggestions. General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping presided over the forum and delivered an important speech.

Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Zhang Gaoli, members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the symposium.

At the symposium, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Council Wan Exiang, Chairman of the CDL Central Committee Zhang Baowen, Chairman of the Democratic National Construction Association Chen Changzhi, Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Central Committee Yan Xiaoqi, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Party of Agriculture and Labor Chen Yun, Chairman of the Zhi Gong Party Central Committee Wan Gang, Chairman of the Jiu San Society, Han Qide, and Taiwan Union Chairman of the Central People’s Government Lin Wenji, Chairman of the National Association of Industry and Commerce Wang Qinmin, and Lin Fufu, a representative of the non-partisan group, successively spoke. They agree with the CPC Central Committee’s considerations on formulating proposals for the 13th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development. They will lead the new normal economic development, reasonably determine development goals, stabilize growth expectations, highlight innovation-driven development strategies, and focus on the development of the real economy. , Do a good job of the “three rural” work and poverty alleviation, improve food security strategies, promote the opening up of the central and western regions, accelerate the new type of urbanization, promote government governance reform, strengthen comprehensive education reform, increase professional training of talents, and pay attention to population We will put forward opinions and suggestions on the issues of aging, promoting the development of healthy China, strengthening comprehensive management in the ecological field, and achieving green development.

After earnestly listening to everyone’s speeches, Xi Jinping made an important speech. He said that everyone has put forward many good opinions and suggestions. It is helpful to drafting good documents. We will seriously study and absorb them.

Xi Jinping introduced the drafting process of the proposed draft, stressing that the following principles were firmly grasped during the drafting of the draft proposal. First, it insists on the unity of goal orientation and problem orientation. It not only implements the goal of building a well-off society in an all-round way, but also clarifies the tasks that must be completed by the time node. It also pushes forward from the problems that need to be solved urgently, and clearly defines the ways and methods of solving problems. The second is to insist on a unified view based on domestic and global perspectives. Actively adapt and actively lead the new normal economic development with new ideas, new ideas and new measures, and plan from the global economic linkage. The third is to insist on comprehensive planning and focus on the coordination of key issues, focusing not only on economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, ecological civilization construction, opening up, national defense construction, and party building, but also highlight weak areas and lagging areas. The fourth is to adhere to the combination of strategic and operational, not only emphasize the macroscopic, strategic, and guiding nature of the plan, but also highlight the binding force of the plan, and it can be operated, checked, and easily evaluated. The planning proposal should highlight forward-looking and guidance, accurately grasp China’s basic national conditions and development status, and scientifically predict the trends and variables of China’s economic and social development in the next five years and even longer periods, so as to ensure that the proposed goals and measures can conform to development trends and leads. Direction of development.

Xi Jinping pointed out that during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, China’s development is facing many new situations and new problems. The most important thing is that economic development has entered the new normal. Under the new normal, new changes have taken place in China’s development environment, conditions, tasks and requirements. To adapt to the new normal, grasp the new normal, lead the new normal, and maintain sustained and healthy economic and social development, we must adhere to the correct concept of development. The draft of the proposal analyzes the situation and tasks for the successful completion of a well-to-do society, and proposes and elaborates the concept of innovation, coordination, green, openness, and shared development. It emphasizes that the implementation of these development concepts is a profound change that has a bearing on the overall development of our country. The concept of development is the forerunner of development actions and is a concentrated expression of development ideas, development directions, and development focus. It is necessary to directly grapple with the current issues to reflect a clear problem orientation, change with development concepts, lead the transformation of development methods, and use development methods to transform and promote the development of quality and efficiency. This will be a good indicator for China’s economic and social development during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period. Get your flight.

Xi Jinping emphasized that the broad masses of the people share the fruits of reform and development, which is the essential requirement of socialism and an important manifestation of our party’s commitment to serving the people the fundamental purpose of wholeheartedly. The development we pursue is the development of the benefit of the people. The affluence we pursue is the common prosperity of the entire people. The success of reform and development is unsuccessful. The ultimate criterion for judgment is whether the people enjoy the results of reform and development together.

Xi Jinping hopes that the democratic parties, the Federation of Industry and Commerce, and the non-partisan group will actively guide their respective members and the people they are in contact with to unify their thinking and actions to the situation of the CPC Central Committee on the situation of the “13th Five-Year Plan” and make decisions and deployments. In one place, we pay attention to listening to the opinions of our members and the people we are affiliated with, focusing on reflecting the appeals of the relevant parties in society and helping the CPC Central Committee understand the views and suggestions of all sectors of society more fully.

Ma Kai, Wang Huning, Liu Yandong, Xu Qiliang, Sun Chunlan, Li Jianguo, Wang Yang, Meng Jianzhu, Li Zhanshu, Du Qinglin, Yang Jing, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yong, and Zhou Xiaochuan attended the symposium.

Other party members who attended the forum included Luo Fuhe, Chen Xiaoguang, Ma Peihua, Liu Xiaofeng, Jiang Zuojun, Shao Hong, Xiu Fujin, Huang Zhixian, Huang Rong, and Huang Yan. (Xinhua, Beijing, October 30)
 
            

Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Vietnam and Singapore

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Lu Yong announced on the 29th that: At the invitation of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party Kuang Fuzhong and Chairman of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Zhang Jinchuang, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President Xi Jinping will perform state affairs on Vietnam from November 5 to November 6. access.

At the invitation of President Chen Qingyan of the Republic of Singapore, President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Singapore from November 6 to 7. (Xinhua, Beijing, October 29)
 
            

Xi Jinping Sends Condolique to President Ghani

On October 27, Chairman Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to Afghan President Ghani about a strong earthquake in Afghanistan. The full text of the sympathy message is as follows:

I was shocked to learn that a strong earthquake has occurred in your country and caused heavy casualties and property losses. On behalf of the Chinese government and people, and in my own name, I would like to express my deep condolences to the unfortunate victims and express my sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the injured.

China and Afghanistan are traditional friendly neighbors. The Chinese people have the same feelings for the Afghan people’s experience in the earthquake. The Chinese side is willing to provide support and assistance to the Afghan side within its capabilities. I believe that under the leadership of Mr. President and your government, the Afghan people will be able to overcome disasters and rebuild their homes. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 27)

“People’s Daily” (October 28, 2015 01)
 
            

Xi Jinping Sends Message of Condolences to President Hussein

On October 27th, President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to Pakistani President Hussein on Pakistan’s earthquake in Afghanistan. The full text of the sympathy message is as follows:

I was shocked to learn that the Afghan earthquake has caused major casualties and property losses in your country. On behalf of the Chinese government and people, and in my own name, I would like to express my deep condolences to the unfortunate victims and express my sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the injured.

China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners for adversity. The Chinese people are impressed by the Pakistani people’s experience in the earthquake. China is willing to provide Pakistan with the support and assistance it can. I believe that under the leadership of Mr. President and your government, the Pakistani people will be able to overcome disasters and rebuild their homes. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 27)

“People’s Daily” (October 28, 2015 01)
 
            

Message from President Xi Jinping at the Opening Ceremony of UNESCO’s Ninth Youth Forum

Dear young friends:

On the occasion of the opening of the 9th Youth Forum and the 70th anniversary of the founding of UNESCO, on behalf of the Chinese government and people and in my own name, I would like to extend my warm congratulations on the opening of the Forum.

The theme of this forum, “Promoting sustainable development and shaping global citizenship,” is of great significance for promoting sustainable development and conducting dialogues on civilizations. Not long ago, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit adopted the 2030 sustainable development agenda. The implementation of the objectives set by this agenda and the establishment of a fair, inclusive, and sustainable Earth is the responsibility that everyone, including the global youth, must pay attention to and assume.

Young people are the most energetic and full of dreams. They are leaders and builders of the future. China attaches great importance to, cares for, and trusts young people and supports them in developing themselves, contributing to the society, and benefiting the people. They are also fulfilling their dreams in realizing the Chinese dream.

The future of the world belongs to the younger generation. Global young people have ideals and responsibilities, human beings have hope, and the lofty cause of advancing human peace and development is a steady stream of powerful forces. It is hoped that young people in various countries will view the world with a view of appreciation, mutual understanding, and sharing, promote exchanges and mutual understanding among different civilizations, and live in harmony with one another, and actively contribute to the building of human destiny.

I wish this session of the Youth Forum a complete success!

(Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 26)

“People’s Daily” (October 27, 2015, 01 edition)
 
            

Xi Jinping Holds Talks with Dutch King William-Alexander

Emphasizes bigger and more realistic and comprehensive partnership between China and the Netherlands

On October 26, President Xi Jinping held talks with the King of the Netherlands William-Alexander at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Ma Zhancheng

People’s Daily Online Beijing, October 26 (Reporter Zhao Cheng) Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Dutch King William Alexander on the 26th at the Great Hall of the People. The heads of state of the two countries spoke highly of the development of China-Dutch relations and agreed to adhere to the correct direction of cooperation and win-win cooperation. They will open up a pragmatic and comprehensive partnership of cooperation and seek greater benefits for the peoples of the two countries.

Xi Jinping pointed out that in recent years, with the joint efforts of both parties, the relationship between China and the Netherlands has matured. Mutual respect, cooperation and mutual benefit have become the main theme. The open, pragmatic and comprehensive cooperative partnership we have jointly determined is steadily advancing. The Chinese and Dutch sides must always aim at building a high level of political mutual trust and jointly safeguard the overall situation of bilateral relations. China is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Netherlands in the field of human rights and the judiciary and strengthen communication on global issues such as safeguarding world peace and stability and responding to climate change. The two sides must tap potential, strengthen trade and investment facilitation, and increase the scale and level of trade and investment. The two sides can carry out extensive cooperation in the areas of water conservancy, agriculture and animal husbandry, etc., and deepen cooperation potential in the fields of high-end manufacturing, aerospace, bio-pharmaceuticals, new energy, smart cities, “Internet+”, and third-party market cooperation to create new ones. With regard to the growth of industrial cooperation, we will continue to deepen cooperation in such areas as banking and insurance, and innovate investment and financing models to provide more support for the respective economic development and bilateral economic and trade cooperation. China and the Netherlands have already achieved full-scale interconnection and cooperation, and cooperation around the “Belt and Road” has unique advantages. The two sides must continue to maintain the advantages of cooperation in the field of maritime transport, and strive to enlarge and strengthen railways and air transport to provide strong support for the interconnection and development of China and Europe and Asia and Europe. China is willing to work with the Netherlands and other parties concerned to build Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank into an infrastructure financing platform that achieves mutually beneficial and win-win and professional and efficient parties. The two sides should carry out more active and vigorous cultural exchanges and consolidate the public opinion basis of bilateral relations. The Chinese side is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Dutch side in areas such as giant panda protection, museum management, cultural creativity, film and television, education, and sports.

Xi Jinping stressed that China has always attached importance to the EU from a strategic perspective, firmly supports the process of European integration, and supports EU member states in cooperating with the refugee crisis. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the EU. China-EU relations are facing new opportunities for development. In the first half of next year, the Netherlands will assume the rotating presidency of the European Union. It is hoped that Holland will play an active role in promoting the steady development of China-EU overall relations.

King William-Alexander stated that the Netherlands maintains traditional friendly relations with China. China is an important ally in Asia during the Second World War in the Netherlands. Although the two countries have different national conditions, in the new situation, they can develop mutually beneficial cooperation in a wide range of areas such as agriculture, animal husbandry, water conservancy, finance, and the rule of law, and conduct close exchanges and coordination on major international issues such as UN peacekeeping operations, sustainable development, and responding to climate change. The “Belt and Road” initiative initiated by China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Initiative are of great significance. The Netherlands is willing to actively participate in related cooperation and support cooperation between the “One Belt and One Road” program and the European investment plan. The Netherlands agrees to strengthen cultural exchanges between the two countries in education and sports, and thanks China for agreeing to cooperate with the Netherlands in conducting research on the protection of giant pandas. The Netherlands supports the strengthening of the EU’s relations with China and will actively promote free trade and personnel exchanges during the rotation of the EU’s chairmanship.

After the talks, the two heads of state jointly witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents in the fields of finance and trade, aerospace, film and television, health, education, science and technology, and giant panda conservation cooperation.

Before the talks, Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for King William-Alexander at the square outside the East Gate of the Great Hall of the People. Chen Yun, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Zhang Qingli attended the meeting.

“People’s Daily” (October 27, 2015, 01 edition)