Writing a new chapter of “Unicom”, “Unblocked” and “Communication”
——Interpretation of President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference
“We must follow the general trend of world development, promote global transportation cooperation, and write a new chapter in infrastructure connectivity, unimpeded trade and investment, and integration of civilizations.”
On the evening of October 14th, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference in video mode and delivered a keynote speech. He put forward important initiatives, announced pragmatic measures, reflected China’s responsibility, and contributed to the development of global sustainable transportation. Strong motivation and strong confidence.
Let transportation become the pioneer of modernization
“We must play the leading role of transportation and increase investment in transportation in poor areas, so that the economy and people’s livelihoods in poor areas can flourish because of roads.” As for the key role of transportation in solving the problem of unbalanced development, President Xi Jinping said in his speech.
“Without sustainable transportation, there can be no sustainable development.” Liu Zhenmin, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Secretary-General of the General Assembly, said that transportation is an important pillar of economic development. Many transportation construction projects and related industrial development in China have promoted poverty alleviation and economic growth. The improvement of people’s livelihood and the vigorous promotion of the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are a vivid manifestation of the Chinese government’s people-centered governance philosophy.
“Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail is a vivid case of transportation promoting economic and social development. In the past 10 years of operation, it has safely transported 1.35 billion passengers and operated nearly 1.2 million trains. Cities along the line are connected and developed together. Social and economic benefits Highlights.” said Wang Yuze, head of Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail design at the Fourth Academy of China Railway Construction Railway.
Under the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the gap between the rich and the poor has worsened, and the North-South gap has widened. Only by solving the problem of unbalanced development can we open up broader prospects for the common development of mankind.
“China’s comprehensive transportation network has exceeded 6 million kilometers, and the well-developed highway, railway, and aviation network makes it easier to travel between cities and villages, and helps promote land development and achieve balanced development.” Deputy Institute of Transportation Research Institute of Tsinghua University Chang Yang Xinmiao said.
President Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to strengthen North-South and South-South cooperation to provide more support for the construction of transportation infrastructure in the least developed countries and landlocked developing countries and promote common prosperity.
“Chairman Xi’s speech is rich in connotation and far-reaching significance, and it provides new thinking and path for global sustainable development.” Cao Baogang, general manager of China Railway Construction Overseas Business Department, who attended the opening ceremony of the conference, has been involved in transportation construction in Africa for many years. Feeling. “Through the construction of overseas transportation infrastructure, China has brought local employment opportunities, promoted economic development, and promoted the improvement of people’s livelihood.”
“Transportation has become a pioneer in China’s modernization, and it will definitely become a pioneer in the modernization process of the least developed countries and landlocked developing countries.” Cao Baogang said.
Enhance development momentum and adhere to the concept of sustainable development
The world today is undergoing a new round of technological revolution and industrial transformation. New technologies and new business formats such as digital economy and artificial intelligence have become powerful technical support for economic and social development.
President Xi Jinping emphasized that we must vigorously develop smart transportation and smart logistics, and promote the deep integration of new technologies such as big data, the Internet, artificial intelligence, and blockchain with the transportation industry, so that people can enjoy their journey and the flow of things.
“Transportation is an important carrier of technological innovation, as well as an important field of technological revolution and industrial transformation. Through unremitting independent innovation and scientific research, some of our key equipment, such as shield machines, have achieved breakthroughs in design and manufacturing.” Huang Changfu, Chairman and Party Secretary of China Railway 15th Bureau Group, said that facing the future, it will continue to focus on cutting-edge technology and key technology research and development in the transportation field.
In recent years, the transportation technology revolution characterized by artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and vehicle-road coordination has continued to exert force, which has promoted the transformation of transportation development from the pursuit of speed and scale to more emphasis on quality and efficiency.
“Chairman Xi’s speech firmly grasped the forefront of the development of the modern transportation industry.” Li Zhenyu, senior vice president of Baidu Group, said that with the deep integration of artificial intelligence and the travel industry, intelligent transportation will produce profound changes.
Promoting a comprehensive green transformation of economic and social development is the long-term strategy for achieving sustainable development. How to make transportation more environmentally friendly and travel more low-carbon? President Xi Jinping proposed key measures:
“Accelerate the formation of green and low-carbon transportation methods”;
“Strengthen the construction of green infrastructure”;
“Promote new energy, intelligent, digital, and lightweight transportation equipment”;
“Encourage and guide green travel.”
Participants in this meeting said that the improvement of the level of resource utilization and environmental friendliness in the transportation sector will surely promote the implementation of the energy-saving and emission-reduction goals of the entire economy and society, and play an important role in the carbon peak and carbon neutrality of the entire society.
“In the face of global challenges such as the energy crisis and climate change, the sustainable development of the transportation sector and the transformation of related energy sectors have become the huge potential for countries to promote economic recovery and strengthen economic resilience in the post-epidemic era.” Liu Zhenmin said.
Realize mutual benefit and win-win through interconnection
Transportation promotes economic integration and cultural exchanges, making the world a closely connected “global village”.
“Only when countries are open, inclusive, and interconnected can they help each other for mutual benefit and win-win results.” President Xi Jinping’s speech evoked widespread resonance among delegates and people in the transportation industry.
“In recent years, the China-Laos Railway, Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway, the Yajik-Djibouti Railway, Uzbekistan Kamchik Tunnel and other infrastructure projects that China Railway has participated in construction have contributed to improving the transportation conditions of local people and promoting the sustainable development of local society and economy. It has gained high praise from the government and local people of the country where it is located.” said Chen Wenjian, president of China Railway Corporation Limited.
Just a few days ago, under the guidance of the Beidou automatic cruising and positioning system, the China Railway construction staff slowly put the last set of 500-meter-long steel rails into the junction point for precise positioning. The completion of track laying is an important step towards the opening and operation goal.
Promoting the development of global sustainable transportation is inseparable from the “hard connectivity” of infrastructure, the “soft connectivity” of institutional rules, and the “four-in-one” interconnection of land, sea, sky, and the Internet.
“We adhere to the world of transportation and have become the world’s most connected economy and the largest trade in goods. During the new crown pneumonia epidemic, China-Europe freight trains and ocean freighters shuttled day and night to ensure the stability of the global industrial chain supply chain, reflecting China’s responsibility. “Chairman Xi Jinping pointed out.
Guided by openness, driven by cooperation, and shared as the goal, China has continued to build a “fast track” of connectivity, mutual benefit and win-win transportation integration development in recent years.
Among the more than 200 cooperation documents that China has signed with 140 countries and 32 international organizations to jointly build the “Belt and Road” initiative, most of them involve transportation interconnection cooperation. The China-Europe Express train has operated more than 40,000 trains, reaching more than 170 cities in 23 European countries.
Gather all the wisdom and strengths, mobilize global resources, respond to global challenges, and promote global development. President Xi Jinping put forward the eye-catching “China Plan”——
“China will establish the China International Sustainable Transportation Innovation and Knowledge Center to contribute to the development of global transportation.”
Xu Yahua, chief engineer of the Ministry of Transport, said that this fully demonstrates China’s active deeds and historical responsibility as an important builder, participant, and contributor of sustainable transportation in the world, and fully embodies President Xi Jinping’s profound feelings for the people and profound strategic vision.
“This reflects the responsibility and responsibility of China and the international community to jointly promote the development of global transportation and help implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Danish Ambassador to China Ma Lei said that he appreciated China’s role in promoting the sustainable development of global transportation. Leadership. (Reporters Qi Zhongxi, Zhou Yuan, Xu Li, Fan Xi, Ye Haoming, Ding Jing)