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Quotable quotes on China's major-country diplomacy: Promoting development

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-15 15:31

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BEIJING - The following is a selection of remarks on promoting development made by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

"China will continue to contribute to global development... We are ready to share our development experience and opportunities with other countries... We will open our arms to the people of other countries and welcome them aboard the express train of China's development." (Xi's remarks in Davos, Switzerland in 2017)

"Economic globalization was once viewed as the treasure cave found by Ali Baba in The Arabian Nights, but it has now become the Pandora's box in the eyes of many." (Excerpts from Xi's keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland)

"The world is confronted with a thorny problem. Who is able to give an answer? At Davos, President Xi directly answered the questions on people's minds and systematically elaborated China's position on economic globalization." (Remarks of Li Baodong, China's vice foreign minister)

"Whether you like it or not, the global economy is the big ocean that you cannot escape from." "Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room. While wind and rain may be kept outside, that dark room will also block light and air." (Excerpts from Xi's keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland)

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