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  • Xi makes instructions on epidemic response

    On Jan 7, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, made instructions on epidemic response when presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

  • All-out efforts ordered to curb spread of virus

    On Jan 20, President Xi Jinping issued an instruction to urge resolute efforts to contain the spread of pneumonia cases caused by a new strain of coronavirus.

  • Hubei tightens control of outbound travelers to curb virus spread

    On Jan 22, the central leadership ordered Hubei to impose strict controls on outbound travel-a decision President Xi Jinping described as "very tough" and that took "huge political courage" to make.

    Global ties vital to fight coronavirus

    On Jan 22, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Xi said that since the outbreak of the contagion, China has made all-out efforts to prevent and control the disease, promptly disclose related information, and informed the World Health Organization as well as relevant countries and regions about the disease in a timely manner.

  • Xi urges all-out efforts to prevent novel coronavirus

    On Jan 25, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, urged all-out efforts to prevent and control the novel coronavirus pneumonia while chairing a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

  • Xi encourages unity against coronavirus

    On Jan 27, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, issued an instruction to urge Party officials to rely on the people to win the battle of epidemic control.

  • Xi: Nation engaged in 'serious battle'

    On Jan 28, President Xi Jinping said China has full confidence and capability to win the battle against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak while meeting with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Beijing.

  • Xi: PLA must play key role against virus

    On Jan 29, President Xi Jinping issued an instruction to call on the People's Liberation Army to shoulder its responsibility and continue contributing to the country's uphill battle to control the novel coronavirus outbreak.

  • PLA to run new Wuhan hospital

    On Feb 2, approved by President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, 1,400 medical workers from the military start receiving and treating patients infected with the highly contagious pneumonia at Huoshenshan Hospital.

    Xi vows closer ties with Africa in shared future

    On Feb 2, President Xi Jinping sent a message to his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall, who is also the African co-chair of the FOCAC. Xi said that under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people are working together with strong resolve, as well as with scientific and tailor-made measures, to control the outbreak.

  • Xi prioritizes epidemic control efforts

    On Feb 3, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, urged concrete efforts to race against time in combating the novel coronavirus while presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

  • Measures for epidemic control must be law-based, president says

    On Jan 5, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, urged officials to improve law-based governance in dealing with the emergency when presiding over the third meeting of the Commission for Overall Law-Based Governance of the CPC Central Committee.

    Xi: Nation can win battle against virus

    On Feb 5, President Xi Jinping met with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Beijing, saying a friend in need is a friend indeed as the Cambodian people stand with the Chinese people at this special moment.

  • President Xi calls for global effort against virus

    On Feb 6, President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at request, noting China will keep on working with Saudi Arabia and other countries to jointly handle the epidemic, and maintain public health security in the region and around the world in openness and transparency.

  • Xi, Trump discuss outbreak, trade

    On Feb 7, President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with US President Donald Trump at request, stressing that China is dedicated to safeguarding the lives and health of not only its own people but also people all over the world.

  • Xi urges redoubling contagion fight

    On Feb 10, President Xi Jinping urged redoubled efforts, firmer resolve and more decisive measures to curb the spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia in order to win the battle against the epidemic while inspecting NCP prevention and control work in Beijing.

  • Xi, Indonesian president discuss fight against novel coronavirus

    On Feb 11, President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, expressing confidence in a full victory in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and achieving goals of economic and social development.

    Xi talks with Qatari emir over phone on novel coronavirus outbreak

    On Feb 11, President Xi Jinping talked with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani over phone, expressing confidence in a full victory in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic.

  • Virus control, economy seen as priorities

    On Feb 12, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, underlined the need to coordinate epidemic control and socio-economic development to meet targets set for this year when presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

  • First nonmilitary deployment for Y-20

    On Feb 13, with the approval of President Xi Jinping, 1,400 military medics were sent to Wuhan to fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia, with another 1,200 medics to go to Wuhan at a later time.

    Xi: Nation can limit impact of epidemic

    On Feb 13, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at request, noting that China has taken strong measures in response to the epidemic in a way that not only assumes the responsibility for the health of its people, but also contributes to the cause of global public health, which has been fully recognized by the WHO and other countries in the world.

  • Xi: Outbreak's lessons must be learned

    On Feb 14, President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of drawing on lessons from the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak and improving China's systems for major epidemic control, prevention and public health emergency management while presiding over the 12th meeting of the Central Committee for Deepening Overall Reform.

    Priority set on biosafety reform

    In remarks delivered at a meeting of the Central Committee for Deepening Overall Reform on Feb 14, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, underlined the importance of innovating and improving control and prevention measures for major outbreaks at the institutional level and bolstering the country's capacity for coping with major public health incidents.

  • Nations need to face challenges jointly, Xi says

    On Feb 18, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron. Xi said China has made great efforts to prevent the global spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia and it will continue to cooperate with other nations in a transparent manner in the fight against the disease.

  • Xi: Protection, care for health workers a priority

    In an instruction published on Feb 19, President Xi called for greater priority to be given to the protection and care of medical workers, saying that they are the pillar of the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.

    Xi chairs leadership meeting on epidemic control

    On Feb 19, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chaired a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to hear reports on the epidemic prevention and control work, and coordinate epidemic control and economic and social development.

  • Nation confident of virus battle victory

    On Feb 20, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with Imran Khan, prime minister of Pakistan, and Moon Jae-in, president of the Republic of Korea. Xi said China is capable of winning the battle against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, which cannot undermine the foundation of China's long-term development.

    President replies to US students, Bill Gates

    On Feb 20, President Xi Jinping replied in a letter to Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, expressing his appreciation toward the foundation's act in supporting China's prevention and control work against the COVID-19 epidemic.

  • Path of virus preliminarily contained

    On Feb 21, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in which leaders discussed the prevention and control of the disease as well as work related to economic and social development.

    Xi encourages Tibet medical students

    On Feb 21, President Xi Jinping replied to a letter from medical students at Tibet University who are interning at Peking University Shougang Hospital in Beijing, encouraging them to follow the example of medical workers on the front line of the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic and serve the people, especially those in underprivileged areas.

  • Xi sets out major tasks for officials

    On Feb 23, President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered an important speech at the meeting on coordinating the prevention and control of novel coronavirus pneumonia and economic and social development.

    Xi speech buoys morale on outbreak's front lines

    People from Hubei province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, hailed the speech President Xi Jinping delivered on Feb 23 on coordinating epidemic control and socioeconomic development, saying it boosted their confidence in winning the battle against the contagion.

    Xi's eight requirements on resumption of work

    President Xi Jinping sets out eight requirements at a key meeting held on Feb 23, including taking more targeted tax-cut measures and stabilizing employment, to resume the nation's economic activities in an orderly way.

    Xi's seven priorities in combating the epidemic

    President Xi Jinping laid out seven priorities at a key meeting on Feb 23 for prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic.

  • Xi emphasizes full effort on food security

    On Feb 25, in an instruction on this spring's farm production, President Xi Jinping underlined the importance of ensuring grain and food security amid the novel coronavirus epidemic.

    President calls for closer public health cooperation

    On Feb 25, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, calling for closer public health cooperation.

  • Coronavirus fight remains challenging

    On Feb 26, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, presided over the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in which members listened to a report by the leading group of the CPC Central Committee on coping with the epidemic outbreak and discussed key related tasks.

  • Xi cites great progress in virus fight

    On Feb 27, President Xi Jinping held talks with Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga in Beijing, stressing that by upholding the vision of a community with a shared future for humanity, China is making every effort not only to protect the lives and health of its own people but also to contribute to global public health security.

  • President: Nation makes gains against coronavirus

    On Feb 28, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Xi said China has the confidence and capability to win the battle against the virus. While speaking to his Cuban counterpart, Xi said China highly appreciated the understanding and support from Cuba and the Cuban president himself.

  • Xi calls for accelerated vaccine push

    On March 2, President Xi Jinping inspected the Academy of Military Medical Sciences and Tsinghua University School of Medicine, learning about progress on the vaccine, antibodies, medicine and fast testing kit research and applications. He then chaired a symposium to listen to views and advice from officials and researchers.

  • Epidemic fight in new stage

    On March 4, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, stressed the need to unleash consumer demand that has been restrained during the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak and continuing to expand opening-up when presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee

    President Xi's remarks on the novel coronavirus

    President Xi’s remarks on the novel coronavirus

  • Xi urges diligence in cutting poverty

    On March 6, President Xi Jinping called for officials nationwide to overcome difficulties amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak and strive to meet the country's poverty elimination goals while attending a symposium on securing a decisive victory in poverty alleviation in Beijing.

  • Xi extends festive greetings to women

    President Xi Jinping extended sincere solicitude to women fighting COVID-19 at frontline and in other fields on the International Women's Day.

  • Xi vows victory over coronavirus in Wuhan

    On March 10, President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, went to Wuhan to inspect the prevention and control work at the critical moment of fighting COVID-19.

  • Xi says nation will overcome virus outbreak

    On March 12, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at request, stressing that the hard work of the Chinese people has bought precious time and made important contributions to the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic in countries in the world.

  • Xi's messages show nation's support, goodwill

    President Xi Jinping recently sent messages of sympathy to the European Union, South Korea, Iran and Italy over the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.

  • Xi commends young medical workers' effort

    On March 15, President Xi Jinping replied to a letter from 34 Party members born in 1990s from Peking University's medical team who were sent to Hubei province. Xi praised the young medical workers for their dedication in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, saying that they demonstrated by actions that the Chinese youth of the new era can be entrusted with great missions.

  • President Xi backs Italy's fight against COVID-19

    On March 16, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with Giuseppe Conte, Italian Prime Minister at request. Xi pointed out that China is willing to work with Italy to contribute to international cooperation in fighting the epidemic and building a "healthy Silk Road," believing that the traditional friendship and mutual trust will be further deepened and the all-round cooperation between China and Italy will usher in a broader prospect through this joint fight against the epidemic.

  • Xi urges joint efforts to fight pandemic

    On March 17, President Xi Jinping held talks with Pakistani President Arif Alvi in Beijing, noting that the COVID-19 epidemic is erupting in many places around the world at present, and all countries should join hands to fight the epidemic.

    Xi says China is ready to help international community fight coronavirus

    On March 17, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at request, stressing that China's prevention and control measures have achieved positive results and have stepped out of the most difficult and most arduous stage through the hard work of the whole country.

  • Xi calls for cooperation in virus fight

    On March 18, President Xi Jinping said China will provide assistance within its ability to help affected nations while presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

  • Xi vows more global cooperation to contain virus spread

    On March 19, President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin at request, reaffirming that China stands ready to work with Russia and other countries to step up international cooperation against the COVID-19 epidemic for the vision to build a community with a shared future for humanity.

  • Xi sends messages of sympathy over COVID-19 outbreak

    President Xi Jinping recently sent messages of sympathy to French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish King Felipe VI and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic over the outbreak of the COVID-19.

  • Xi urges joint response to pandemic

    On March 23, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, calling on all nations to bolster cooperation, improve health governance.

  • Virus fight adds urgency to building global community

    On March 24, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, calling on all nations to bolster cooperation and improve health governance.

  • President continues with busy diplomatic agenda

    On March 25, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stressing China firmly supports Germany in its fight against the COVID-19 epidemic and is willing to continue to provide assistance within China's capacity.

  • G20 should enhance policies to stave off recession: Xi

    On March 26, President Xi Jinping said members of the G20 should enhance their coordination in macroeconomic policies to prevent a global recession resulting from the novel coronavirus outbreak while delivering a speech during the G20 Extraordinary Leaders' Summit on COVID-19.

    President promises full support for WHO

    On March 26, President Xi Jinping wrote in a reply letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, saying China has always supported the global COVID-19 containment efforts with concrete actions, and has offered assistance to the WHO and other international organizations, as well as more than 80 countries.

    Leaders voice support for WHO's coordinator role

    Addressing the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit on March 26, President Xi Jinping underlined the need to support international organizations in fighting the epidemic, and said China supports the WHO in leading global efforts to develop science-based epidemic control measures and to minimize its cross-border spread.

  • Xi chairs leadership meeting on COVID-19 response, economy

    On March 27, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee chaired a leadership meeting to analyze the COVID-19 response and economic performance.

    President Xi holds phone talks with Saudi King

    On March 27, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, stressing viruses respect no national borders, and only by cooperation and with a collective response can the international community prevail over them.

    President Xi speaks over phone with Trump

    On March 27, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with US President Donald Trump at request, stressing that China has been timely sharing information on COVID-19 in an open, transparent and responsible manner with the WHO and countries including the United States since the onset of the epidemic.

    Xi's words of support for countries battling coronavirus

    During the global battle against COVID-19, President Xi Jinping has frequently exchanged views with foreign leaders. Here is some of what he has said to give support to the world in the pandemic fight.

    Fighting COVID-19 the Chinese way

    China’s strong command system has ensured efficient decisions and synchronized policies in various regions.

  • President Xi carries out inspection tour in Zhejiang

    From March 29 to April 1, President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made an inspection tour for COVID-19 control and work resumption in East China's Zhejiang province.

  • Xi visits Zhejiang village, industrial park on inspection tour

    On March 30, President Xi Jinping visited a village in Anji county of East China's Zhejiang province during his inspection tour to the province.

  • Xi's trip to Zhejiang boosts confidence

    President Xi offered a confidence boost to the market and businesses with his four-day inspection trip to Zhejiang province, in which he underlined the importance of turning crisis into opportunities.

  • Xi: Balance pandemic, economy

    On April 1, President Xi Jinping instructed government officials to take more measures to coordinate disease prevention and the resumption of economic production in an effort to fulfill this year's development goals during his four-day inspection trip to Zhejiang province.

    Key sayings from Xi's Zhejiang tour

    President Xi Jinping has stressed coordinating efforts for disease control and economic and social development during his inspection tour in East China's Zhejiang province from March 29 to April 1.

  • Xi: Collective efforts key to fighting virus

    On April 2, President Xi Jinping talked over phone with Belgian King Philippe and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, saying that the international community should make joint efforts to fight against the novel coronavirus, which is the common enemy of all mankind.

  • Xi vows to aid developing nations' fight

    On April 3, President Xi Jinping made phone calls with Namibian President Hage Geingob and Bounnhang Vorachith, general secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and president of Laos. China vowed to help enhance the preparedness and response of developing countries with weak public health systems amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has infected more than a million people worldwide.

  • China mourns COVID-19 victims

    On April 4, President Xi Jinping attended the national mourning period for martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak and compatriots who died of the novel coronavirus pneumonia.

  • Xi: Prepare for effects of world's woes

    On April 8, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said China should fully prepare to deal with changes from the external environment for quite a long time given the continued spread of COVID-19 globally while delivering a speech at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

    President expresses solidarity with S. Africa, Turkey

    On April 8, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with the presidents of South Africa and Turkey and called on the international community to strengthen solidarity in fighting COVID-19.

    Xi hails role of community workers

    In his reply letter dated April 8, President Xi Jinping called on community workers to continue their steadfast efforts to combat COVID-19 as communities remain an important line of defense against imported cases and a rebound of the outbreak in China.

    Wuhan reopens after 76-day lockdown

    Ending the lockdown of Wuhan, Hubei province, on Wednesday will become a milestone for China in securing final victory in the people's war against the COVID-19 outbreak under the command of President Xi Jinping, observers said.

  • President emphasizes enhancing work safety

    On April 10, in an instruction which was read at a national teleconference on production safety, President Xi Jinping underlined the importance of tightening supervision of workplace safety as work and production is resumed amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Xi vows to back nations' virus fight

    On April 10, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. He has also exchanged messages with Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez recently.

  • Xi calls for renewed friendship with Indonesia

    On April 13, President Xi Jinping called for solidarity between China and Indonesia to fight COVID-19 pandemic and enrich bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

  • Xi urges joint effort in virus fight

    On April 14, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov over the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • President pledges support for Belarus

    President Xi Jinping has pledged steadfast support from China for Belarus in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as he extended a message of sympathy to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on April 15.

  • Xi: Cooperation, solidarity key to contagion fight

    An article by President Xi Jinping on global solidarity and cooperation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic was published on April 16 in the Qiushi Journal, the flagship magazine of the CPC Central Committee.

    President vows firm support for Russia

    On April 16, President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, saying China believes that under Putin's strong leadership, Russia will certainly stem the spread of COVID-19 at an early date.

  • Key meeting: Get nation back to work

    On April 17, Xi Jinping presided over a key Party meeting, which pledged greater efforts to expand domestic demand, increase investment and help small and medium-sized enterprises survive.

    President lauds military's anti-contagion efforts

    On April 17, President Xi Jinping signed an order of commendation lauding all military personnel who took part in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

  • Xi: China, Zimbabwe to step up pandemic fight

    On April 18, President Xi Jinping and his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa, exchanged congratulatory messages on the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, vowing to further cement the partnership between their countries.

    Regional cooperation vital for virus response

    The novel coronavirus pandemic could help China and neighboring countries step up nontraditional security cooperation for a stronger community with a shared future as President Xi Jinping has been committed to promoting neighborhood diplomacy based on the principles of friendship, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness, experts said.

    Experts praise Xi's emphasis on global unity

    President Xi Jinping's call for a concerted global effort in tackling the coronavirus pandemic has won the backing of experts from around the world.

  • Xi: Strengths should be put to good use

    On April 27, Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of making good use of the country's institutional strengths in responding to risks and challenges in an increasingly severe and complicated environment for development.

    President emphasizes solidarity with Iran, Nepal

    President Xi Jinping underlined the need to strengthen solidarity and cooperation in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in telephone conversations with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the night of April 27.

  • Xi: Efforts secure decisive outcome

    On April 29, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said that after arduous efforts, China has secured a decisive outcome in containing the spread of COVID-19 in Hubei province and its capital, Wuhan when presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

  • President sends workers greetings for May Day

    On April 30, President Xi Jinping extends sincere greetings to the country's workers of all ethnic groups in a reply letter to the staff of a service-oriented private company in Zhengzhou.

    Xi, two leaders discuss mankind's shared future

    On April 30, President Xi Jinping said that China stands ready to work with the international community, including the Czech Republic and Peru, to jointly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, in separate telephone conversations with Czech President Milos Zeman and Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra.

  • Xi offers Youth Day greetings

    On May 3, President Xi Jinping encouraged the young Chinese to hold firm convictions and develop genuine skills to devote themselves to the great cause of building a great country when sending greetings to the young people across the country ahead of China's Youth Day.

    Youth: China's hope and future

    May 4th marks the Youth Day in China. A nation's future lies in its youth. On this special day, we share with you some of President Xi Jinping's remarks on youth. Happy Youth Day to all the young minds of the nation!

  • Xi: Nation cannot afford complacency

    On May 6, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chaired a leadership meeting on improving systems for regular epidemic prevention and control.

  • Xi stresses need for unity in face of contagion

    On May 7, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Xi called on countries around the world to replace their differences with solidarity, eliminate prejudice and forge a powerful synergy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and jointly safeguard the common home of mankind.

    Role of science highlighted in pandemic fight

    Science and technology have played, and will continue to play, a decisive role in mitigating the pandemic, whether it is by discovering new features about the novel coronavirus, looking for new treatment or vaccines or offering expertise in psychological services, experts said.

  • Nation will keep up effort on all fronts

    China will continue with unremitting epidemic containment measures, adopt concrete measures to reopen businesses and schools, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said on May 8.

    Xi, Putin agree on need for solidarity

    China is willing to work with Russia to safeguard the outcomes of World War II victory, uphold international justice and support and practice multilateralism, President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on May 8.

  • Xi: China ready to support DPRK in virus fight

    On May 9, President Xi Jinping sent a verbal message of thanks to Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, in reply to an earlier verbal message from the latter.

  • Xi extends best wishes to nation's nurses

    On May 11, President Xi Jinping sent greetings to nurses across the country ahead of International Nurses Day, which falls on May 12.

  • Xi, leader of ROK say ties grow closer

    On May 13, President Xi Jinping held a telephone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

  • Xi calls for vigilance to combat virus

    On May 14, President Xi Jinping chaired a leadership meeting on the effective implementation of regular epidemic prevention and control measures.

  • Xi chairs leadership meeting to discuss draft government work report

    On May 15, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee held a meeting to discuss the draft government work report, which will be submitted by the State Council to the third annual session of the 13th National People's Congress for deliberation and approval. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting.

    China supports UN, WHO playing due roles in global anti-epidemic cooperation: Xi

    On May 15, President Xi Jinping said that China firmly supports the United Nations and the World Health Organization in playing their due roles in international cooperation against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Foreigners who excel invited to universities

    On March 17, President Xi Jinping extended welcome to excellent youth from all countries in the world to study in China in his reply to a letter from all Pakistani students studying in the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB).

  • Xi: China to share vaccine with world

    On May 18, President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at a virtual event opening the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization.

    Xi's remarks at virtual session of World Health Assembly

    President Xi's remarks at virtual session of World Health Assembly.

    Xi's WHA speech wins acclaim across world

    The speech by President Xi Jinping at the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the WHO, has won international applause as world leaders called for solidarity in fighting COVID-19.

  • President affirms support for WHO

    On May 20, President Xi Jinping said China will continue to support the World Health Organization playing a leading role in phone conversations with Myanmar President U Win Myint and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • Advisers to pool wisdom, build consensus

    On May 21, President Xi attended the opening meeting of the third session of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC with other leaders in Beijing. The leaders, along with more than 2,000 CPPCC National Committee members, observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to martyrs and compatriots who lost their lives in the COVID-19 epidemic.

  • China's national legislature starts annual session

    On May 22, President Xi and other leaders attended the opening meeting of the third session of the 13th NPC. Attendees paid a silent tribute to martyrs who died fighting COVID-19 and compatriots who lost their lives in the epidemic.

    Xi: Party must always serve people

    On May 22, President Xi Jinping stressed acting on the people-centered philosophy in every aspect of work when he participated in a deliberation on the first day of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature.

  • Xi calls for reforming public health systems

    On May 24, President Xi said that China will reform its disease prevention and control system to improve the capabilities in pandemic monitoring and emergency response, while speaking with deputies from Hubei province at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress.

    Xi inspires confidence in Hubei residents after ordeal

    President Xi Jinping's remarks during a panel discussion of National People's Congress deputies from Hubei province on May 24 have fully approved Hubei people's efforts in containing the novel coronavirus outbreak, and his words will boost their confidence to recover from COVID-19, NPC deputies from Hubei said.

  • Peru will see more help from China to fight virus

    President Xi said in exchanging letters with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on May 29 that China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Peru in the fight against COVID-19, uphold the two countries' public health security and promote economic recovery.

  • Xi calls for strong public health system

    On June 2, President Xi urged the building of a strong public health system and improving the nation's capacity for disease prevention and treatment to better protect the people's health, while presiding over a symposium attended by experts on fighting the novel coronavirus at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    Public health gets boost in war on virus

    The novel coronavirus outbreak has been basically contained in China, but the crisis has become a catalyst for the country to develop a stronger public health system as President Xi vowed on June 2 to "weave a tight disease prevention and control network" to protect people's health.

  • Ties with EU to help bolster global stability

    On June 3, President Xi reaffirmed China's commitment to stepping up the planned political agenda it has with Germany and the European Union in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Xi stresses joint planning for recovery

    On June 5, President Xi called for stronger coordination and synergies in macro policies between China and France to promote economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, in a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. He also spoke by phone with his Costa Rican counterpart, Carlos Alvarado Quesada.

  • Xi, Myanmar leader send messages on 70-year ties

    On June 8, President Xi said China would like to strengthen high-level exchanges, consolidate mutual political trust and deepen practical cooperation in all areas with Myanmar, in a congratulatory message to Myanmar President U Win Myint on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.

  • Xi hails strengthened ties in pandemic fight

    On June 11, President Xi said that China and the Philippines should make innovative efforts to gradually resume the exchange of necessary personnel on the basis of implementing disease control measures, in a phone conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Xi also spoke by phone with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

  • Xi: Nation to step up efforts with Laos in contagion fight

    In a verbal message sent to Bounnhang Vorachith, general secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and president of Laos on June 15, President Xi said he believes that with joint efforts of China and Laos as well as the international community, a final victory will surely be achieved in the battle against the pandemic.

  • Xi hails ties with leaders of Ecuador, Tajikistan

    On June 16, President Xi Jinping held phone conversations with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno. Xi said China stands ready to promote international cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic to secure the final victory over the global public health crisis.

  • Xi unveils steps to help Africa in COVID fight

    On June 17, President Xi Jinping chaired the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 and delivered a keynote speech at the summit in Beijing.

  • President stresses common destiny

    On June 18, President Xi Jinping sent a message to the High-level Video Conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation. He said the meeting is highly important as it gives Belt and Road partners an opportunity to discuss a collective response to COVID-19, advance cooperation and strengthen international solidarity.

  • Xi conveys to EU message of partnership

    On June 22, President Xi Jinping met via video link with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. Xi said China and the EU have extended each other support and help since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

  • Kiribati president greeted on reelection

    On June 26, President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to Taneti Maamau on his re-election as Kiribati's president. In the joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, China and Kiribati have been supporting and assisting each other and this is another display of the friendship between the two peoples, Xi said.

  • Xi hails community of shared future with Cambodia

    On July 3, in a message to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, president of the ruling Cambodian People's Party and prime minister of Cambodia, President Xi Jinping hailed the China-Cambodia community with a shared future as unbreakable as the nations have supported and closely coordinated with each other while making concerted efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Xi calls for closer cooperation between Chinese, Mongolian ruling parties

    On July 3, in a verbal message to Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, chairman of the ruling MPP and prime minister of Mongolia, President Xi Jinping said the Communist Party of China (CPC) is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Mongolian People's Party (MPP) at all levels and in all fields to lead the China-Mongolia comprehensive strategic partnership to greater development and make due contributions to regional peace and prosperity.

  • Chinese, Ghanaian leaders exchange congratulations on 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties

    On July 5, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Sunday with his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China-Ghana diplomatic relations. Since the COVID-19 epidemic broke out, Xi said, China and African countries, including Ghana, have stood by each other in a joint fight against the disease, which demonstrates the brotherly friendship between China and Africa who share weal and woe.

  • Forum focuses on China-Arab strategic ties

    On July 6, President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 9th ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, held Monday via video link. China and Arab states have offered mutual assistance and staunch support to each other, and engaged in close cooperation since the COVID-19 outbreak, Xi said, noting this is a vivid illustration of China and Arab states sharing weal and woe.

  • Xi highlights relations with Argentina, Dominican Republic

    According to a statement released on July 7, President Xi Jinping recently exchanged letters with his Argentine counterpart, Alberto Fernandez, to compare notes on jointly fighting the COVID-19 epidemic and boosting practical cooperation in all fields.

  • Xi, Putin stress China-Russia partnership

    On July 8, President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, held a phone conversation, vowing that the two countries will firmly support each other in safeguarding sovereignty. It is the two leaders' fourth phone conversation since the outbreak of COVID-19.

  • Xi calls for solidarity in fighting virus

    On July 14, President Xi Jinping held separate telephone conversations with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Xi said China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with the international community, including Singapore and Thailand, in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic and jointly promoting global public health security.

  • Xi hails execs' faith in growth, pledges reform

    In a letter of reply to representatives of Global CEO Council members on July 15, President Xi Jinping said China will keep deepening reform and expanding opening-up and provide a better business environment for the investment and business development of Chinese and foreign enterprises. Speaking of China's economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Xi said the fundamentals of China's long-term sound economic growth remain unchanged and will not change.

  • Xi affirms support for Zambia, Palestine

    On July 20, President Xi Jinping held separate phone conversations with Zambian President Edgar Lungu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Xi: Leverage huge domestic market

    In a key speech delivered at a symposium with corporate leaders in Beijing on July 21, President Xi Jinping underlined the importance of making every effort to protect market players and stimulate their vitality as the COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard the domestic and global economy.

  • New achievements urged in China-Saudi Arabia ties

    In a recent exchange of congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of China-Saudi Arabia diplomatic ties, President Xi Jinping said he is ready to work with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to lead bilateral relations to new achievements in the new era for the benefit of both countries and their peoples. At the moment, Xi said, China and Saudi Arabia are working together against COVID-19 to protect the health and well-being of both peoples, safeguard regional and global public health security, and have left behind touching stories of mutual assistance.

  • Xi, Putin hail deepening Sino-Russian cooperation

    On July 23, President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin respectively sent congratulatory letters to the eighth meeting of the dialogue mechanism between the ruling parties of China and Russia, held via video link. Xi said The pandemic shows once again that mankind lives in a community with a shared future, and all countries must unite and cooperate to deal with challenges together.

  • Xi urges AIIB to engage more partners

    On July 28, President Xi Jinping called on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to make itself a new platform promoting development among all members and facilitating the building of a community with a shared future for mankind in the context of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Xi orders honors for 4 coronavirus heroes

    On Aug 11, President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order to award four people national medals and honorary titles for their outstanding contributions to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Xi extends greetings to country's medical workers

    On Aug 18, President Xi Jinping sent greetings to medical workers across the country ahead of Chinese Doctors' Day.

  • Xi says China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of great importance to promoting bilateral ties

    On Aug 21, in a verbal message sent to Pakistani President Arif Alvi, President Xi Jinping said since the COVID-19 epidemic broke out, the global fight has fully demonstrated that mutual support, solidarity and cooperation present a sure way for humanity to defeat this novel coronavirus.

    Ties with Pakistan to be enhanced

    On Aug 21, President Xi Jinping said China would like to join hands with Pakistan to deepen the building of a China-Pakistan community with a shared future and maintain regional peace and development. The outbreak of COVID-19 and the global fight against the pandemic fully proved that only through mutual support and cooperation will mankind vanquish the virus, Xi said.

  • President highlights links to Indonesia, Morocco

    on Aug 31, President Xi Jinping made phone conversations with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Morocco's King Mohammed VI. While speaking with Widodo, Xi mentioned the two countries' consistent efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and said China supports enterprises from both countries in developing cooperation in vaccine research and development, purchasing and production, and jointly contributing to making the vaccine accessible and affordable.

  • Highlights of Xi's speech at global trade in services summit

    President Xi Jinping delivered a speech via video at the Global Trade in Services Summit of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services, which opened on Sept 4 in Beijing. Xi said joint efforts should be made to overcome difficulties to promote the development and prosperity of global trade in services and push for global economic recovery as early as possible.

  • Xi presents medals to COVID fighters

    On Sept 8, President Xi Jinping attended a meeting to commend the role models in the country's fight against COVID-19 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    Numbers from Xi's speech at meeting honoring role models

    In his speech at a meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic on Sept 8, President Xi Jinping cited several numbers to illustrate China's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

  • Xi sends congratulatory greetings for DPRK's 72nd anniversary

    On Sept 9, President Xi Jinping congratulated top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un on the 72nd anniversary of the country's founding, saying he is willing to work with Kim to enhance the two nations' traditional friendship and cooperation. The China-DPRK friendship has been further strengthened by the countries' mutual support and assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak, he said.

  • China, EU to boost strategic partnership

    On Sept 14, China and the European Union reaffirmed their goal of concluding talks on the bilateral investment agreement before year's end and agreed to bolster cooperation on green development and the digital sector during a leaders' meeting held via video link. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the profound changes unseen in a century, and mankind is standing at a new crossroads, Xi said at the meeting.

    President marks 70 years of ties with nations

    On Sept 14, in a message exchanged with Simonetta Sommaruga, president of the Swiss Confederation, Xi said that bilateral relations have forged ahead over the past 70 years, with Switzerland being one of the first Western countries to have established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. The two nations have supported each other and consolidated the bilateral friendship during their joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, he added.

  • Xi: Join hands to meet global challenges

    On Sept 22, in a speech delivered via video at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Xi said that China will continue to narrow differences and resolve disputes with others through dialogue and negotiation. "COVID-19 will not be the last crisis to confront humanity, so we must join hands and be prepared to meet even more global challenges," he said.

  • Xi exchanges congratulatory messages with Cuban leaders

    On Sept 28, in congratulatory messages exchanged with Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, President Xi Jinping said the two countries have stood together and joined hands to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has raised their traditional friendship to a higher level.

  • Joint COVID-19 fight shows profound China-Vietnam friendship: Xi

    On Sept 29, President Xi Jinping made a phone conversation with Nguyen Phu Trong, president of Vietnam and general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee. Xi said that China and Vietnam have illustrated their profound "comradely and brotherly" friendship with concrete actions in the joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and fully demonstrated the unique advantages of Communist parties' leadership and the socialist system.

  • Xi: Protect rights of women

    On Oct 1, in a video address at High-Level Meeting on the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women organized by the United Nations General Assembly, President Xi Jinping praised the contributions of female medical and epidemic control workers, researchers, community workers and volunteers throughout the world in the ongoing fight against COVID-19 and underlined the need to minimize the pandemic's impact on women.

  • Xi says ready to deepen practical cooperation with Singapore

    On Oct 3, in an exchange of congratulatory messages with Singaporean President Halimah Yacob to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, President Xi Jinping said that the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging across the globe. Countries are facing dual challenges of fighting the pandemic and reviving their economies, Xi said.

  • China ready to write new chapter in ties with Bangladesh

    In an exchange of congratulatory messages with Hamid to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties on Oct 4, Xi said since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China and Bangladesh have helped each other and fought against the pandemic side by side, writing a new chapter of bilateral friendship.

  • Officials told to better fix problems

    In a speech at the opening of a training session for young and middle-aged officials at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee on Oct 10, Xi Jinping said China has attained major, strategic outcomes in its fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, but renewed, lasting efforts are required to secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and eradicating poverty across the country

    Xi greets Kim on WPK's 75th founding anniversary

    On Oct 10, Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message on Saturday to Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, on the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK. Xi said today's world is undergoing major changes unseen in a century that are interwoven with the COVID-19 pandemic and with the international and regional situations evolving in a complex and profound manner.

  • China, Africa set example of multilateralism

    On Oct 12, President Xi Jinping and Senegalese President Macky Sall said in a joint congratulatory message to mark the 20th anniversary of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation that the COVID-19 pandemic poses a severe challenge to all of mankind and has harshly affected the world economy. The two leaders said China and Africa are ready to further boost bilateral cooperation and make positive contributions to safeguarding global fairness and justice.

    Xi calls for greater resolve in reform

    During an inspection tour of Guangdong, which took President Xi Jinping to the cities of Chaozhou and Shantou on Oct 12 and 13, he visited historical and cultural sites and an enterprise, and learned about the cities' efforts in coordinating epidemic control and socioeconomic work, as well as reform and opening-up.

  • Build Marine Corps into elite force, Xi tells military

    On Oct 13, President Xi Jinping inspected the Marine Corps of the People's Liberation Army Navy in Chaozhou, Guangdong province and said that as the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be completely eradicated, the military must not relax its anti-virus measures.

  • President hails ties with Equatorial Guinea

    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China and African countries, including Equatorial Guinea, have stood together and helped each other fight the virus, making every effort to safeguard the lives, health and safety of their peoples, thereby enriching China-Africa friendship, President Xi Jinping said when exchanging congratulatory messages with Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on Oct 15.

  • Complete victory urged in poverty battle

    On Oct 17, President Xi Jinping said in an instruction on poverty relief work that facing the challenges of COVID-19 and severe floods, the CPC Central Committee is unwaveringly determined to achieve the goal of poverty alleviation as scheduled.

  • Xi expresses sympathy to Polish leader

    President Xi Jinping extended his sympathy to the Polish President Andrzej Duda on Oct 25 after it was confirmed that Duda has been infected with COVID-19. In a message to Duda, Xi said he wished him an early recovery.

  • Xi: Nation to be more open to scientific cooperation

    In a keynote speech via video at the opening ceremony of the third World Laureates Forum on Oct 30, President Xi Jinping said that in the current situation, it is necessary to carry out research cooperation in developing drugs, vaccines and testing methods for COVID-19, as well as focusing on common issues such as climate change and human health, so that technological innovation will better benefit humanity.

  • Xi's explanatory speech on CPC proposals for 14th Five-Year Plan, targets through 2035 released

    An explanatory speech made by Xi Jinping on the CPC Central Committee's proposals for formulating the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 was made public on Nov 3. In the explanatory speech, Xi said the COVID-19 pandemic has a far-reaching impact and the world economy may continue to suffer from a downturn. He stressed that the medium- and long-term goals should pay more attention to the economic structure optimization so as to guide all parties to focus their work on improving the quality and efficiency of development.

  • Xi: China aims to be market for world

    In his speech via video link at the opening ceremony of the third China International Import Expo on Nov 4, President Xi Jinping said a range of pro-business relief policies adopted by China in the wake of COVID-19 will apply equally to all companies registered in China as the nation keeps improving its business environment.

    Chinese, Italian leaders mark 50 years of ties

    In a telephone conversation with his Italian President Sergio Mattarella marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Italy on Nov 4, President Xi Jinping said amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people in both countries have joined hands in fighting the virus and set a good example for the international community.

  • Xi sends sympathy to Algerian leader with coronavirus

    In a message that was made public on Nov 6, President Xi Jinping conveyed his sympathy to Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune after the North African leader contracted the coronavirus. Xi said he had learned that Tebboune was hospitalized for examination and treatment, and that he would like to express his sympathy and wish the Algerian president a speedy recovery.

  • Multilateralism will prevail, Xi tells SCO event

    In his speech at the 20th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization via video on Nov 10, President Xi Jinping called on SCO member countries to strengthen joint efforts in the prevention and control of COVID-19, support each other, and deepen communication and cooperation in epidemic monitoring, scientific research and the prevention and treatment of the disease.

    President calls for enhanced technology cooperation

    On Nov 10, in a congratulatory message delivered to the first conference of the International Science, Technology and Innovation Forum of the Boao Forum for Asia, President Xi Jinping said the world is facing various challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic. China is willing to intensify cooperation with the international community on technological innovation to make contributions to global economic recovery and safeguarding people's health.

  • Xi calls for solidarity, cooperation at 3rd Paris Peace Forum

    In a speech delivered via video at the third Paris Peace Forum on Nov 12, President Xi Jinping restated that China will honor its commitment to make Chinese vaccines a global public good. China will help the global community, and in particular developing countries, enhance preparedness for public health emergencies in an effort to build a global community of health for all, he said.

  • Xi urges high-quality development of Yangtze River Economic Belt

    Provinces and municipalities along the Yangtze River have done a good job in handling the COVID-19 epidemic and coping with the shocks brought by huge floods as well as external environmental changes, making a prominent contribution for China to first restore positive growth among major economies, President Xi Jinping said at a symposium he chaired on comprehensively advancing the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt on Nov 14.

  • Xi congratulates leader on party's Myanmar win

    On Nov 16, in a letter to Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's NLD, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping said that since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, the two parties and both countries have supported and helped each other, using practical actions to honor the spirit of a community with a shared future, which means sharing weal and woe and helping each other in the same boat.

  • Xi stresses unity, reason in virus fight

    On Nov 17, when addressing the 12th BRICS Summit via video link, President Xi Jinping said what has happened shows that acts of politicization, stigmatization, blame-shifting and scapegoating only serve to disrupt overall global cooperation against the virus.

  • Xi: China to share more development benefits

    In his speech at the APEC CEO Dialogues via video link on Nov 19, President Xi Jinping called on the international community to act in the spirit of partnership to beat the COVID-19 pandemic and promote recovery of the global economy.

  • Xi calls for regional solidarity

    In the speech delivered at the 27th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting via video link on Nov 20, President Xi Jinping said that fighting COVID-19 is currently the most pressing task for all. Xi called for stepping up vaccine research and development and related exchanges, and working harder to make the vaccines a global public good to improve their accessibility and affordability in developing countries.

  • Boost teamwork in fighting virus, Xi urges G20

    In a speech via video link to the first session of the 15th G20 Leaders' Summit on Nov 21, President Xi Jinping called on all members of the Group of 20 to consider greater teamwork on vaccines, free trade, technology, the digital economy and debt reduction in tackling the impact brought by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Xi urges more cooperation with Ethiopia

    In an exchange of congratulatory messages with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries on Nov 24, President Xi Jinping said since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have helped each other and set an example of unity in the joint fight by China and Africa against the pandemic.

    Xi, Merkel talk about vaccine cooperation

    Speaking by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Nov 24, President Xi Jinping said China is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation on vaccines with Germany to promote their fair distribution as global public goods, especially for the benefit of developing countries.

  • Xi calls for enhanced regional trade

    In a speech delivered via video link at the opening of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on Nov 27, President Xi Jinping said China will actively consider the needs of ASEAN countries once its COVID-19 vaccines are available for use, and the country will offer financial support to the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund.

  • Xi calls for global efforts in resolving Palestine issue

    In a congratulatory message to a meeting held by the UN to observe the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Dec 1, President Xi Jinping said since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China has sent Palestine, through bilateral and multilateral channels, multiple shipments of aid for fighting the virus, and as a good friend of Palestine, China will continue to offer help within its capacity.

  • China committed to expanding opening-up, president says

    When addressing the 2020 Advisory Board Meeting of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management via video link on Dec 3, President Xi Jinping said given the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the world economy and rising unstable and uncertain factors in the international situation, it is important for all countries to strengthen solidarity and cooperation, uphold multilateralism and jointly deal with challenges.

  • Key meeting sets priorities for next year

    While presiding over a symposium the CPC Central Committee held with non-Party members to solicit comments and suggestions on economic work in the coming year on Dec 8, Xi Jinping said China will make efforts to coordinate epidemic control and socioeconomic development and synergize development and security to ensure steady economic growth and social harmony and stability..

  • Xi calls for closer cooperation with Somalia

    President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Dec 14 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In his message, Xi said the two sides have joined hands to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Xi also expressed readiness to work with his Somali counterpart to take the 60th anniversary as an opportunity to further implement the outcomes of the FOCAC Beijing Summit and the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 this year.

  • Xi hails ties with Chile, Tanzania

    President Xi Jinping said on Dec 15 in a phone conversation with his Chilean counterpart Sebastian Pinera that China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Chile in COVID-19 vaccine research and use in order to provide necessary support for the country.

  • Xi sends best wishes to Macron for recovery

    On Dec 18, President Xi Jinping sent a sympathy message to French President Emmanuel Macron upon learning of the latter's COVID-19 infection. Xi said in the message China is willing to work with France to advance anti-epidemic cooperation and contribute to global victory against the virus at an early date.

  • Xi: Ties with Laos begin new chapter

    During a phone conversation with Bounnhang Vorachith, general secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and president of Laos on Dec 22, President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said the two nations have launched a joint response against COVID-19 and summer floods and both were opposed to actions that politicize or stigmatize the virus.

  • Xi stresses key role of ties with Russia

    In a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Dec 28, President Xi Jinping said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented, serious challenges to the lives and health of mankind, affected the global economy and led to world turbulence and transformation. The two countries have taken the lead in international cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, Xi said.

    Xi sends message of sympathy to BiH presidency chairman

    On Dec 28, President Xi Jinping sent a message of sympathy to Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Milorad Dodik over his infection with COVID-19. In the message, Xi wished Dodik a speedy recovery and the BiH people an early victory over the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • China, EU agree investment deal

    In a videoconference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Dec 30, President Xi Jinping called on China and the EU to coordinate their efforts to fight against pandemics, jointly promote recovery of the economy, connect development strategies, promote green development and push forward multilateral cooperation.

  • Xi: Triumphs epic written by the people

    The Chinese people have written an epic of disease control with their unity and strength throughout the extraordinary year of 2020, President Xi Jinping said in his New Year's address on Dec 31. He also expressed sympathy to COVID-19 patients and greeted the heroes in the fight against the pandemic in the speech.

    Presidents pledge closer Sino-Russian cooperation

    On Dec 31, when exchanging New Year congratulations with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, President Xi Jinping said the two countries jointly promote steady trade and economic cooperation while working to prevent and control the pandemic.