Xi's ASEAN speech praised by officials
President Xi Jinping on Friday addressed the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit via video link.
The annual expo, and the business and investment summit between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations began in Nanning, capital city of South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
His speech was well received by officials and experts from all walks of life. The following are some quotes from them.
Xu Ningning, executive president of the China-ASEAN Business Council
Xu Ningning [Photo by Liu Yukun/chinadaily.com.cn]
President Xi Jinping's speech in this year's China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit marked the first-time ever in the expo's history. Xi's speech addressed the significance of China-ASEAN cooperation. His four proposals pointed out a direction for the future China-ASEAN cooperation and offered important guidance to a closer, more stable and more mutually beneficial China-ASEAN relation.