English.news.cn | 2014-11-09
BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese
President Xi Jinping called for efforts to create and fulfill an
Asia-Pacific dream here Sunday, saying China's economy will bring huge
opportunities and benefits to the region and the world.
He made the remarks when addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit, which attracted over 1,500 business
people from 21 APEC member economies and 17 other countries and regions.
The Asia-Pacific has a strong impetus for development and a bright
future, with a rising standing in the world, but the region now stands
"at a crossroads", Xi said.
He listed several challenges facing the region, such as lingering
impacts of the international financial crisis, fragile recovery in some
economies, the daunting tasks of raising economic equality and
efficiency, as well as different directions and priorities in
accelerating the regional economic integration process.
"The development prospect of our region hinges on the decisions and
actions we take today," he said. "We are duty-bound to create and
fulfill an Asia-Pacific dream for our people."