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刘光源特派员在《中国日报》发表署名文章《中国经济破浪前行为世界注入信心和动力》
2022-08-05 10:04

2022年8月5日,外交部驻港公署刘光源特派员在《中国日报》(香港版)发表题为《中国经济破浪前行为世界注入信心和动力》的英文署名文章,结合上半年国民经济运行情况,从“坚持以人为本”“坚持创新驱动”“坚持对外开放”三大维度宣介习近平经济思想和中国经济社会成就,展望中国发展光明前景和对世界经济复苏的重要贡献,并寄语香港在融入国家发展大局中作出新贡献、实现新腾飞。文章中文版当日亦在港媒《文汇报》刊登。全文如下:



中国经济破浪前行为世界注入信心和动力


面对国际环境复杂严峻、国内疫情多发散发等超预期因素冲击,中国经济攻坚克难,上半年同比增长2.5%,特别是二季度顶住下行压力实现正增长,迎来企稳回升的积极态势。来之不易的成绩充分证明,中国政府有足够的政策工具应对挑战,中国经济韧性强、潜力足、长期向好的基本面没有变,将继续为世界经济复苏注入信心和动力。

坚持以人为本,夯实经济全面发展之基。坚持以人民为中心是中国经济发展的根本立场。面对疫情延宕反复,中国高效统筹疫情防控和经济社会发展,毫不动摇坚持“动态清零”,就是为了最大限度保护人民的生存权和发展权,全力降低疫情对经济发展的负面影响。中国已全面建成小康社会,人均国民生产总值超一万美元,彻底解决了绝对贫困问题,正致力促进人的全面发展,扎实推动共同富裕,让发展成果更好惠及全体人民。反观个别国家沉迷金钱政治和“民主人权”游戏,在疫情中“救市不救人”,任凭资本野蛮生长、贫富差距肆意扩大,完全是本末倒置,与发展本意背道而驰。

坚持创新驱动,积聚高质量发展之力。“十四五”规划明确提出中国经济社会发展要“以推动高质量发展为主题”。近年来中国深入实施创新驱动战略,加快产业转型升级,大力推动生态文明建设,促进新产业新动能茁壮成长。今年上半年全国高技术制造业增加值同比增长9.6%,信息技术服务业增加值增长9.2%,清洁能源发电增长12.8%,多线协同迈上高质量发展新台阶。未来中国将继续促进科技和制度创新,加快实现高水平自立自强,推升产业链供应链稳定性与竞争力,助力更加强劲、绿色、健康的全球发展。而任何恶意钳制中国科技创新、打压中国产业发展、阻挠中国人民创造美好生活努力的企图都不可能得逞,最终只会反噬自身!

坚持对外开放,照亮合作共赢之路。当前百年变局和世纪疫情交织叠加,个别国家搞“小院高墙”、利己主义,全球化遭遇逆流,经济复苏举步维艰。站在历史的十字路口,中国立足构建新发展格局,坚定深化高水平对外开放,持续打造市场化法治化国际化营商环境,努力实现互利共赢。上半年中国货物进出口总额同比增长9.4%,实际使用外资金额大涨17.4%,国际投资者纷纷投下“信心票”。中国还出台一系列稳外贸稳外资举措,举办第二届消博会,筹备第五届进博会,持续与世界共享开放红利、共创美好生活。事实证明,保护主义保护不了自己,各国只有团结协作,努力构建开放型世界经济,才能掌握主动,赢得发展繁荣。

大风大浪彰显大智大勇。在中国共产党坚强领导下,中国已开启全面建设社会主义现代化国家新征程,既为促进经济发展引入源源活水,也为抵御内外风险挑战挺起铮铮脊梁。世界经济复苏需要中国,国际投资目光聚焦中国。一些负面影响只是暂时的、局部的,中国完全有信心、有能力实现经济平稳健康可持续发展。正如很多国际人士所言,中国正书写“全新发展故事”,将继续为世界经济增长贡献重要动能。

香港背靠祖国,联通世界。习近平主席指出,必须保持香港的独特地位和优势。浴火重生的香港亟需抓住国家发展带来的历史机遇,积极参与粤港澳大湾区建设和“一带一路”高质量发展等国家战略,更好发挥连接内地和世界的桥梁与窗口作用,助力国家构建对外开放新格局,并在融入国家发展大局中实现新腾飞,也为广大国际持份者创造新机遇。

中流击水,奋楫者进。中国经济的巨轮沿着正确航向破浪前行,必将开辟更加壮阔的征程,迎来更加光明的天地。中方也愿与各方携手同行,共创发展前景、共享增长机遇,共同促进世界和平与发展的崇高事业。


China revitalizes world’s confidence in recovering economy


Amid the fluid landscape of the world and the resurgence of sporadic COVID-19 cases at home, China’s economy still grew by 2.5 percent in the first half of 2022, and in the second quarter in particular, its GDP bucked downward pressure and remained in positive territory with a steady growth momentum. The hard-won outcomes testify that the Chinese government has sufficient policy tools to meet challenges, and that China will continue to drive the global recovery as the fundamentals of its strong economic resilience, great potential and long-term improvement stay unchanged.


China is people-centered when developing its economy. “People first” is the fundamental principle of China’s economic policy. In the face of the COVID-19 flare-ups, China has managed well both the virus control and economic development. Under the dynamic zero-COVID policy, the epidemic’s impact on the economy has been diminished while people’s rights to life and development have been protected.


China has eliminated abject poverty and become a moderately prosperous society in all respects with a per capita GNP of more than $10,000. It is focusing on the all-around development of people and seeking common prosperity so as to make the fruits of development reach everyone.


On the contrary, some countries are obsessed with money politics and finger-pointing in the name of “democracy” and “human rights”, put the value of stocks above people’s lives, and sit idly by as capital chases profits excessively, and the rich-and-poor chasm keeps widening. Such a development model is totally upside down and is not “for the people” at all.


China is innovation-driven when pursuing high-quality development. The 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) states that China will seek high-quality economic growth. In recent years, China has been implementing the innovation-driven strategy, accelerating industrial transformation and upgrading, improving the ecosystem, and nurturing new industries and new growth drivers.


China has stepped onto a new stage of high-quality development. In the first half of this year, the added values of high-tech manufacturing and information technology services increased by 9.6 percent and 9.2 percent respectively year-on-year, and electricity generated by clean energy grew by 12.8 percent.


In the future, China will continue to promote technological and institutional innovation, accelerate self-reliance at higher levels, advance the stability and competitiveness of the industrial and supply chains, and contribute to stronger, greener and healthier global development.


Any attempt to restrain China’s technological innovation, to suppress China’s industrial development, and to thwart the Chinese people’s efforts to create a better life will fall flat and backfire.


China pursues win-win cooperation when opening wider to the outside world. Today, in a world faced with combined impacts of the pandemic and major changes both unseen in a century, a few countries insist on building “small yard, high fence” and fishing for self-interests. Economic globalization is therefore facing stronger headwinds, and economic recovery comes under severe challenges.


Standing at a crossroads, China is fostering a new development pattern, deepening opening-up with high standards, building a market-oriented and law-based business environment compatible with global rules, and pursuing mutual benefit.


International investors have cast their “vote of confidence” in China’s economy. In the first six months of the year, the total volume of China’s imports and exports of goods jumped 9.4 percent, and the amount of used foreign capital rose 17.4 percent.


China has also adopted a host of measures to stabilize foreign trade and global investment. For instance, it held the second China International Consumer Products Expo days ago, and is preparing for the fifth China International Import Expo. China will continue to share dividends of China’s opening-up with the world and create a better life for people in all countries.


Facts have proved that protectionism cannot protect oneself. Only when countries work together to build an open world economy can they achieve development and prosperity.


The road to wisdom runs through hardship. Under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, China has embarked on a new journey of fully building a modern socialist country, which provides an engine for economic development and a shield against internal and external risks.


The world economic recovery needs China, and global investors also value China. The negative impact China’s economy is facing is only temporary and limited, and China is fully confident and capable of achieving stable, healthy and sustainable economic development.


As many international observers put it, China is writing a “new development story” and will continue to boost world economic growth.


Hong Kong has the strong backing of the motherland and is connected with the world. President Xi Jinping pointed out that Hong Kong’s unique position and advantages must be maintained. Hong Kong, as a city reborn for new glories, needs to seize the opportunities brought about by national development, align itself with national strategies such as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, and give better play to its role as a bridge and window connecting the mainland and the world.


By integrating into the overall national development, Hong Kong can at once achieve its own better development, help the country build a new paradigm of opening-up, and create opportunities for international stakeholders.


What lies ahead for China’s economy is a brighter future. China will work together with all parties to create and share growth opportunities for a world of peace and development.