On Friday, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China delivered a keynote address at the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang, Viet Nam to leaders of the Asia-Pacific business community. His keynote was titled "Seizing the Opportunity of a Global Economy in Transition and Accelerating Development of the Asia-Pacific."

1. “The business community is a primary contributor to growth. It keeps exploring new ways of development. That's why during the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting over the last several years, I have always taken time to meet business leaders and discuss with you approaches and measures to address the challenges we face.”

2. Development is a journey with no end, but with one new departure point after another.”

3. “An ancient Chinese philosopher once observed, ‘We should focus our mind on the future, not the past’.

4. “We live in a fast changing world, and the global economy is undergoing more profound changes. We must therefore closely follow the trend of the global economy, identify its underlying dynamics, keep to the right direction, and, on that basis, take bold action.

5. “The digital economy and the sharing economy are taking the world by storm. Breakthroughs have been made, new technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum science. We cannot afford to act like onlookers.

6.  “We should invest more on education, medical care, employment and other areas that are important to people’s livelihoods. We need to address poverty and the widening gap between rich and poor.

7. “We should uphold multilateralism, pursue shared growth through consultation and collaboration, forge closer partnerships, and build a community with a shared future for mankind.

8. “We should continue to foster an open economy that benefits all. Openness brings progress, while self-seclusion leaves one behind.”

9. The dream of the Chinese people is closely connected with the dreams of people of other countries. … We will double our efforts and work with all others to build an open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful world that enjoys durable peace, universal security, and common prosperity.”  

10. Partnerships based on mutual trust, inclusiveness, cooperation and mutual benefit—this is what keeps our big Asia-Pacific family together and ensures the success of Asia-Pacific cooperation.”