The 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, known as the Summer Davos, recently commenced in Tianjin, China, where participants gathered to discuss the global economic outlook and explore paths to recovery.
Participants from around the world acknowledged the global significance of China’s economic recovery and development, recognizing the country as a crucial and expansive market.
As the world’s second-largest economy, China plays a vital role not only in global trade and economic patterns but also in driving the accelerated recovery of the world economy, according to attendees. They anticipate that China’s economy will achieve higher-level growth through innovation.
In recent years, the world has faced unprecedented challenges, including a pandemic and drastic changes. The rise of unilateralism, protectionism, and de-globalization, along with escalating global challenges and regional conflicts, has heightened the need for stability, certainty, and stronger aspirations for win-win cooperation among nations.
After a hiatus of over three years due to COVID-19, this year’s Summer Davos returned to an in-person format. The event’s size and number of participants have largely returned to pre-pandemic levels, as political dignitaries and entrepreneurs from various countries gathered in Tianjin for face-to-face exchanges, sending a positive message to strengthen international cooperation.
Chris Hipkins, Prime Minister of New Zealand, highlighted the importance of countries looking outwards to solve problems in an era of uncertainty and a drive towards security and resilience. He emphasized the need for global collaboration in addressing challenges such as climate change.
Klaus Schwab, Chairperson of the World Economic Forum, expressed his enduring optimism about the Chinese economy. He praised China’s three-decade-long rapid economic growth, which has positioned it as a crucial engine driving global economic development.
China’s role as a “ballast stone” and a source of power in promoting international free trade and stabilizing global economic growth was highlighted by Schwab. Over the past decade, China’s average annual economic growth has been 6.2 percent, with its share of global economic output increasing from 11.3 percent in 2012 to around 18 percent in 2022. China has been the world’s top trader of goods for six consecutive years and has contributed over 30 percent to global economic growth on average.
China has faithfully fulfilled its commitments upon joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) by opening up its market and providing development opportunities to other countries. China’s development has improved the lives of its people and created enormous opportunities for other nations.
Key topics at this year’s Summer Davos included China’s climate financing, the blueprint for building a digital China, and the Belt and Road Initiative. It is widely anticipated that China will continue to provide significant impetus to global development.
China is committed to applying the new development philosophy across all fronts, promoting high-quality development, expanding domestic demand, stimulating market vitality, advancing green transitions, and enhancing high-standard openness. These measures aim to increase market size and create opportunities for cooperation.
Themed “Entrepreneurship: The Driving Force of the Global Economy,” this year’s Summer Davos carries a strong message. In an era of uncertainty, entrepreneurs, with their market acumen, can bring greater certainty to the world through their initiatives and actions.
Foreign enterprises continue to expand their investment and establish new projects in China, defying emerging trends of anti-globalization, supply chain decoupling, and “de-risking.” The visionary mindset, relentless pursuit, and extraordinary execution demonstrated by these foreign-funded enterprises and executives highlight the true spirit of entrepreneurship.
Relevant parties are urged to foster and uphold the entrepreneurial spirit, comprehend the global economic development trends, and take tangible actions to deepen cooperation. The world should steadfastly support economic globalization, market economies, and free trade to steer the world economy towards a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable future.
The world economy has thrived through globalization, with mutual collaboration and complementarity among countries being an objective requirement for productivity development and an irreversible historical trend.
As a responsible major country, China remains committed to building platforms for win-win cooperation and continuously creating new opportunities for the rest of the world through its own development. By driving economic recovery and growth, China aims to contribute to global stability and prosperity.
In conclusion, the 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the Summer Davos, brought together participants from across the globe to discuss the world economy and explore avenues for recovery. With China’s economic recovery and development being recognized as vital to the global landscape, the event highlighted the need for stability, win-win cooperation, and the entrepreneurial spirit to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of the current era. China’s continued commitment to openness, innovation, and high-quality development is expected to drive global economic growth and foster a more inclusive and sustainable future.