Fight against the virus, economic recovery, technological cooperation and sustainable development. By pursuing “true multilateralism and a dialogue without confrontation”. Here are the priorities of Xi Jinping, also launched – to better reiterate his concepts and ingratiate himself with the New Zealand hosts – in the quotation of a Maori proverb: “Success is never that of an individual, but always that of a collective”. To underline, therefore, that “China will work with everyone” to build a “shared” future and open “a new chapter for cooperation in Asia-Pacific”. Having emerged stronger than ever from the Party Plenum that has just ended, Xi wanted to recall how his China has begun “a new journey towards the construction of a modern socialist country” that “will expand its openness in a convinced way and share its own development opportunities with APEC members and with the rest of the world “.
According to the statement from the White House, the intervention of the American President Biden focused above all on the objective of strengthening economic relations with the Pacific region, with the aim of developing fair and open trade. The US then underlined that it had delivered 64 million doses of vaccines to APEC member countries, thus responding to the initiatives taken by China.
Washington, however, also received half disappointment from the APEC summit organized by New Zealand, because it failed to obtain acceptance of its candidacy to host the next appointment in 2023. The blockade this time did not come from China, but from Russia , which opposed it because in exchange it demanded that the Americans remove some of its diplomats from the black list of unwelcome people. The stop is not definitive, but it confirms the now explicit rivalry between the autocracies and the US.