Chinese Pres. Xi gives keynote speech at Asian-African summit

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Representatives of 77 countries have gathered in Jakarta for the Asian-African Business Summit. China’s President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote address. He pledged Beijing’s support for the developing world. CCTV’s Xu Geng filed this report.

Chinese Pres. Xi gives keynote speech at Asian-African summit

Chinese Pres. Xi gives keynote speech at Asian-African summit

Representatives of 77 countries have gathered in Jakarta for the Asian-African Business Summit. China's President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote address. He pledged Beijing's support for the developing world. CCTV's Xu Geng filed this report

Highlights:

  • China will grant the least developed countries with which it has diplomatic ties, zero-tariff on 97 percent of imported products within the year. It will continue to offer assistance to developing countries with no political strings attached.
  • China is willing to join hands with all parties concerned to implement the “One Belt, One Road” initiatives and set up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
  • Over the next five years, China will also promote people to people exchanges, offering 100-thousand positions for people from developing countries in Asia and Africa to train and study in the mainland.

Leaders look for ways to spur growth at business summit

One of the main objectives for the conference is turning the spirit of togetherness into real world benefits. Indomie is one success story. It is an indonesian-made noodle that has been made popular in markets abroad.
CCTV’s Andy Saputra filed this report.

Leaders look for ways to spur growth at business summit

Leaders look for ways to spur growth at business summit

One of the main objectives for the conference is turning the spirit of togetherness into real world benefits. Indomie is one success story. It is an indonesian-made noodle that has been made popular in markets abroad. CCTV's Andy Saputra filed this report.


Marc Mealy on the Asian-African Summit

CCTV discussed the Asian-African Summit with Marc Mealy. He’s the Vice President of policy at the US-ASEAN Business Council.

Marc Mealy on the Asian-African Summit

Marc Mealy on the Asian-African Summit

CCTV discussed the Asian-African Summit with Marc Mealy. He's the Vice President of policy at the US-ASEAN Business Council.


Jia Xiudong on President Xi’s keynote address.
CCTV spoke to Jia Xiudong on President Xi’s keynote address. He’s the Senior Research Fellow at China’s Institute of International Studies.

Jia Xiudong on President Xi\'s keynote address

Jia Xiudong on President Xi\'s keynote address

CCTV spoke to Jia Xiudong on President Xi's keynote address. He's the Senior Research Fellow at China's Institute of International Studies.