JAN 17-21, 2022
President Xi Jinping addressed the 2022 World Economic Forum through an online speech “Strengthening Confidence, Moving Forward with Resoluteness, and Creating a Beautiful World in the Post-epidemic Era”.
Xi spoke about many different issues from COVID to Climate Change.
Xi also had a major message on the current expressions by many world leaders that the world sees another Cold War after the last one which ended more than 30 years ago.
We need to “discard Cold War mentality and seek peaceful coexistence and win-win outcomes. “Xi added: “a zero-sum approach that enlarges one’s own gain at the expense of others will not help. Acts of single-mindedly building ‘exclusive yards with high walls’ or ‘parallel systems’, of enthusiastically putting together exclusive small circles or blocs that polarize the world, of overstretching the concept of national security to hold back economic and technological advances of other countries, and of fanning ideological antagonism and politicizing or weaponizing economic, scientific and technological issues, will gravely undercut international efforts to tackle common challenges.”