Chinese President Xi Jinping called for efforts to create and fulfill an Asia-Pacific dream, saying China's economy will bring huge opportunities and benefits to the region and the world, Xinhua reported. He made the remarks when addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit on Sunday. Following are some highlights of Xi's speech.
The Asia-Pacific dream is about acting in the spirit of the Asia-Pacific community and out of a sense of shared destinies, following the trend of peace, development and mutually beneficial cooperation, and jointly working for the prosperity and progress of the region.
It is about staying ahead of global development and making greater contributions to the well-being of mankind.
The dream is also about having more economic vibrancy, free trade and investment facilitation, better roads, and closer people-to-people exchanges.
Moreover, the dream is about ensuring greater security and prosperity for the people and giving children a better environment in which to grow, work and live.