Why is the Beijing APEC meeting so important?
The APEC Senior Officials' Meeting has already been held in Beijing, including Beijing, Hebei and other places have single and even number restrictions, and even require some factories to stop production, in order to maintain a blue sky in Beijing. Moreover, Tiangong was still beautiful, blowing a gust of wind. So, now in Beijing, it is really a blue sky, and it feels like the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Some people on Weibo joked that there is a kind of blue called "APEC blue".
Many people are puzzled by this kind of invigorating teachers, so why not just have a meeting? As for?
Regarding this matter, it may be a bit too exciting to mobilize people at other times, but it is a little bit during the APEC summit. Not only but, it is also very necessary. Why do you say that? Let’s start with the weather today and talk about the strategic significance and strategic value of this Beijing APEC meeting for China’s future.
The APEC summit in Beijing is not trivial, and is fundamentally different from that in 2001.
The APEC summit in Shanghai in 2001 was the eve of China's accession to the WTO. At that time, it was a meeting held in the context of China's initiative to integrate into the Western economic system economically and to engage in economic docking with the West. At that meeting, China was the one who integrated and was the one to be dominated.
The APEC summit in Beijing is different. This meeting is the first time that China has dominated the Asia-Pacific rules economically. China has not only turned this conference into a stage to showcase its national development achievements and national strategy, but also deeply integrated its own national strategy into the conference, and will eventually form the consensus of APEC members to guide the direction of Asia-Pacific development. This meeting is a great turning point for China in history. Perhaps, decades later, historians will define the APEC summit in Beijing as the first meeting where China truly dominates the rules of the world economy. This APEC summit is also an "offensive and defensive transposition" between China and the United States in the dominance of the world economic game rules, so this is a strategic event. Since this meeting, the influence of China's strategy and policies is no longer confined to the country and the region, but global guidance or even local dominance. It can be seen from this meeting that China is no longer a rule-adherent, Yanran has become a rule-maker.
At the time of such a meeting, the global political, financial, and media are all focusing on Beijing. At this time, China must direct global attention to the APEC meeting that integrates China’s strategy and policy directions, and must not allow other things to distract the global media. Attention, this benefit is strategic.
We know that Beijing's smog is very serious. If the sky in the imperial capital is full of smog when the world focuses on Beijing, it will inevitably give the West an excuse to criticize China and will inevitably distract the world from the APEC meeting itself. Just think about why the troubles in Hong Kong and Hong Kong are so noisy. The central government and the Hong Kong government have fully tolerated it. One of the reasons is that they do not want to interfere with this APEC meeting, which has strong strategic interests for China. The Western leader, the United States, has repeatedly set up obstacles to China's APEC summits in order to interfere with the propaganda and implementation effects of China's strategy. In order to play a disruptive role, they will not hesitate to mess up Hong Kong and disrupt China's layout. Nowadays, watching China remain unmoved, it has also encouraged five Hong Kong ports to visit Beijing during the APEC meeting. Why do you do this? It is to create a negative impact and distract the global media from APEC itself.
In this context, the Chinese government would rather suspend work, park, or school to temporarily affect the economy, but also to protect Beijing Sky Blue. It is based on such strategic considerations to prevent the West from grasping local problems to infinitely magnify, dilute the conference itself, and affect China’s National strategy expresses influence.
Below, we will analyze the strategic role and strategic significance of the Beijing APEC Summit to China.
The strategic significance of Beijing APEC to China
How influential is APEC? APEC members’ economic aggregates, population size, and trade volume stand in nearly half of the world. APEC members include China, the United States, and Russia. As APEC has the largest population, largest trade volume, and the world's second largest economy, how to sort out and guide the trend of APEC is of strategic significance to China. APEC is a platform for China to make full use of its influence to serve China's national strategy.
Under what background was APEC held this time? It was held against the background of weak recovery of the world economy and divergence of monetary policies in developed economies. It can be said that if the current situation develops, emerging market countries will face huge disasters, and the economies of many countries may face collapse. Once this happens, many countries in emerging markets will have to wait for the World Bank and IMF to act as their "predatory saviors" with the will of the West. Therefore, the world today urgently needs new economic growth points and new economic locomotives to drive the world economy. China is taking this opportunity to integrate Chinese strategies and policies that are beneficial to almost all countries into APEC when almost all member states need it.
The theme of the Beijing APEC meeting is "Building a Future-oriented Asia-Pacific Partnership", which covers four major topics: promoting regional economic integration, promoting economic innovation and development, reform and growth, strengthening all-round infrastructure and interconnection construction, and Anti-corruption law enforcement cooperation.
These four issues fully reflect the strategic will of China and most countries in the Asia-Pacific region. If this APEC meeting is compared to a human body, then the brain of "jointly building a future-oriented Asia-Pacific partnership", "promoting regional economic integration" is the skeleton, and "promoting economic innovation, reform and growth" is the muscle, and "strengthening the whole The "directional infrastructure and interconnection construction" is the blood vessel, and the "anti-corruption law enforcement cooperation" is the skin.
The reason why "jointly building a future-oriented Asia-Pacific partnership" is the brain is that this is exactly what almost all countries want in their hearts, and it is their heartfelt need. Therefore, this core idea that covers almost all countries is naturally the "brain" of this conference.
China has made many plans based on China's national strategies to promote regional economic integration. These strategic plans include: 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Strategy, Silk Road Economic Belt Strategy, China-India-Myanmar Dream Economic Corridor Strategy, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Strategy , Northeast Asia economic integration strategy, etc. Each of these strategies is based on regional economic integration, each is based on China's national strategy, and each is in line with the strategic interests of almost all APEC member states.
More importantly, the above-mentioned strategies can eventually be integrated into a broader strategy-the grand strategy of economic integration in Eurasia. Today, China has proposed two strategies for the economic integration of Eurasia: the Silk Road Economic Belt Strategy and the 21st Century Silk Road Economic Belt Strategy. All regional economic strategies designated by China in the Asia-Pacific region are Can be integrated into the above two strategies.
The Silk Road Economic Belt strategy can cover the economic integration of Southeast Asia, can cover the economic integration of Northeast Asia, and finally merge together to lead to Europe, forming a general trend of economic integration in Eurasia. In the 21st century, the Silk Road Economic Belt strategy is to connect the three continents of Europe, Asia and Africa from the sea, and finally can form a closed sea and land loop with the Silk Road Economic Belt strategy. Promote regional economic integration. This is China's inclusive development strategy, and achieving win-win cooperation is the central idea of the strategy, which is also the inclusive embodiment of China's highest national strategy. This part of course can be compared to the framework of Asia-Pacific cooperation.
"Promoting economic innovation and development, reform and growth" is the muscle, and its foundation lies in China. From the perspective of China’s strategy, the expansion of these strategies at the economic level is based on China’s domestic economic structure transformation, industrial upgrading, and regional economic restructuring. The economic core of China affects the relevant economies, prompting them to be called Supporting the Chinese economic circle. In this way, everyone can "grow their own flesh" through economic growth and achieve self-development through "growth their own flesh".
So how to achieve "growth" (economic growth)? They cooperated in five pillar areas, including economic reform, new economy, innovative growth, inclusive support, and urbanization. Among the five pillars, the first three are the policy directions of China's economic transformation. Inclusive development is China's view of principles that should be followed in economic development worldwide, and the world's largest urbanization process is currently taking place in China. So, in essence, these five discussion points are that these countries discuss China's national policies, and then each consider their own country's actual situation and consider what role they play. This is the essence of economic cooperation at this APEC summit.
"Strengthening the construction of all-round infrastructure and interconnection" is the "vessel" of the strategic plan of this APEC meeting. Why do you say that? Because to "grow meat" (economic growth) on the existing regional economic framework, blood vessels must be used to deliver nutrients to various tissues. What are these blood vessels made of? It consists of the construction of roads, railways, aviation, ports and other transportation infrastructure, including the construction of the Internet and communication infrastructure, and the construction of the interconnection of the financial system. The "nutrients" of economic development, such as capital, goods, and information, are transported to relevant countries and organizations through these circulation channels. In fact, the construction of these infrastructures can boost economic growth and employment, and improve the economic development and people's livelihood of relevant countries.
Why is "anti-corruption law enforcement cooperation" skin? This is because no matter how good a policy is, if corruption is serious, it will inevitably harm public interests, affect fairness and justice, affect market opening, and ultimately will inevitably affect economic development and operation. Anti-corruption law enforcement cooperation can resist various corrupt germs and viruses from attacking economic development, protect the economic cooperation and internal economic operation of APEC member states, and play an economic role.
According to the latest news, the APEC Senior Officials' Meeting has reached a consensus on anti-corruption law enforcement cooperation. The conference will issue an anti-corruption consensus announcement, and international cooperation on anti-corruption will be launched in the future. Zhang Lijun, chairman of the China APEC Development Council, told reporters after the meeting: "I hope this meeting can promote APEC members to form an atmosphere of comprehensive interaction, information sharing, mutual support, and mutual help." Zhang Lijun also said that the meeting will publish anti-corruption. The consensus announcement contains both macro arrangements and specific measures. China hopes that the international community and relevant countries will provide cooperation and support in the pursuit of escaped and stolen stolen goods, and prevent foreign countries from becoming a haven for criminals to hide.
In fact, before the APEC meeting, China has launched a series of international anti-corruption cooperation. This year, China launched a massive global "Fox Hunting Operation" to chase fugitives and stolen goods. It is even more important and urgent to strengthen international cooperation against corruption. According to reports, China is cooperating with Australian police to recover stolen goods from corrupt elements who fled to Australia. According to international practice, the recovered money will be divided between the two governments. We know that APEC members such as Australia, Canada, and the United States are escape destinations for many economic criminals in China. Using the APEC platform to strengthen anti-corruption cooperation is highly targeted, and it can further demonstrate the transparency and openness of China's anti-corruption work. As a result, anti-corruption cooperation within the entire APEC has greatly increased the threshold for corruption, leaving corrupt elements nowhere to hide, and effectively guaranteeing relevant economic reforms and economic cooperation.
The Chinese government's internationalization of anti-corruption has also greatly promoted China's internal affairs. China is currently in a critical period of deepening the reform of the economic system. It is necessary to upgrade the current rule of law system in an all-round way to ensure the success of China's deepening of the system reform and the normal operation of the future economy. Under such circumstances, extending China's domestic anti-corruption as a national strategy to the world can not only reflect the superiority of the Chinese system, but also help effectively solve China's internal affairs problems, improve the efficiency of anti-corruption, and curb corruption in the system. Momentum to enhance the integrity of the government and society.
It only took 13 years for China to become a leader
We should remember that not long ago, 21 countries just established the Asian Infrastructure Investment and Development Bank in Beijing. According to reports, Indonesia will join the bank during the APEC summit in Beijing. What is this investment bank doing? It is to provide the hematopoietic function for economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region, to invest in infrastructure investment and construction in relevant countries in the Asia-Pacific, and to strengthen mutual interconnection.
What are the benefits to China? In addition to what Zhan*hao said in the previous article, it can greatly promote China’s capital output, industrial output, renminbi internationalization, China’s economic structural transformation, and industrial upgrading. It is essentially equivalent to regional economic integration with China as the core. The Silk Road Economic Belt strategy extends westward and will eventually lead the completion of the economic integration of Eurasia.
China's strategy is so ambitious, so in line with the international trend, so that the international community cannot refuse, making China the brightest star in the last three APEC meetings. In the past two sessions, US President Barack Obama has not participated. What makes people feel a bit cold and humorous is that the 3st Century Maritime Silk Road strategy and the AIIB’s construction proposals were all put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the APEC summit in Indonesia last year. That APEC summit became the stage for the Chinese president to announce China's great power strategy. In sharp contrast, the former leader of APEC, the United States, was absent from the head of state. The President of the United States did not attend the APEC summit for two consecutive terms. Not only did he fail to achieve the purpose of weakening the APEC summit, but instead gave up the dominant power to China.
In a handful of calculations, 2001 years have passed since China hosted the APEC summit for the first time in 13 to the second time this year. At the beginning of these 13 years, China was an integrator about to join the WTO; by the end of these 13 years, China had become the dominant player. I have to be amazed that the world is changing so fast. China and the United States changed hands in APEC dominance, not 30 years in Hedong 30 years in Hexi, but 13 years in Hedong and 13 years in Hexi.
From China's leading APEC, we can see that the power of China's rise is gradually manifesting, and the realization of the "great Chinese dream of rejuvenation" is on the way.