Quotable quotes from President Xi's speech at Peruvian Congress

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/11/22 15:41:33

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an address Monday at the Peruvian Congress during his first state visit to the country after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Lima.

The following are some quotes from his speech that underlines the deep friendship between China and Peru, and China's willingness to share development opportunities with the rest of the world.

-- "Peru and China are 'neighbors' connected by the Pacific Ocean. The exchanges between our two peoples started more than 400 years."

-- "The Spanish word 'paisano' refers especially to Chinese descendants in Peru and 'chifa', a word that originated from the Cantonese dialect for 'having meals', has become the term the Peruvians use to refer to Chinese restaurants."

-- "China and Peru are good brothers that trust each other."

-- "China and Peru are good partners that pursue common development."

-- "China and Peru are good friends that shoulder responsibilities together."

-- "Today, China has become the second largest trading partner of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latin America and the Caribbean a major destination for outbound Chinese investment, second only to Asia."

-- "With one fifth of the world's total area and nearly one third of the world's population, China and Latin America and the Caribbean are crucial forces for world peace and stability."

-- "China will increase sharing of governance experience and improve planning and coordination of macro policies with Latin American and Caribbean states to better synergize our development plans and strategies."

-- "In the next three years, China will increase the number of training opportunities of various kinds for Latin America and the Caribbean to 10,000."

-- "China will ask its companies to respect local culture and customs, abide by local laws and undertake due social responsibilities through localizing investment and promoting local employment and public services."

-- "As the world is caught in this historical process of accelerated evolution, the rise of emerging markets and developing countries has become an irresistible historical trend."

-- "All countries are equal members of the international community. The big, strong and rich must not bully the small, weak and poor. And the right of every country to independently choose its social system and development path should be upheld."

-- "Committed to a path of peaceful development, we will never seek hegemony, expansion or sphere of influence, no matter how the international situation may evolve and how much development we can achieve."

-- "China will share its development experience and opportunities with the rest of the world and welcome other countries to board the express train of its development, so that we can all develop together."


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