Report on opening speeches at the Cult’s Davos gathering of the World Economic Forum:
Chinese President Xi Jinping “There is no doubt that humanity will prevail over the virus and emerge even stronger from this disaster.” We should stay committed to keeping up with the times instead of rejecting change. Now is the time for major development and major transformation. Xi reiterated China’s commitment to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promoting a green, low-carbon way of life and production, and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060.
On globalization. He also said China will continue to promote economic globalization and advance technology and innovation, and is committed to following through on its policy of opening up and continuing to promote trade and investment liberalization.
Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum’s Founder and Executive Chairman, thanked China for taking an active part in global efforts to combat COVID-19 and to implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. 2021 will be the critical year to re-establish trust in our ability to shape our common future in collective and constructive ways,” Schwab said. “We must win the fight against the virus, we must reinvigorate global economic growth and make it more robust, resilient, inclusive and sustainable, and at the same time, we must accelerate the transition to a net zero economy.” He added: “We must come together to ensure that we capture the moment and move into the age of collaboration to build a better world.”