President Xi Jinping gave a video keynote address on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Fourth China International Import Expo and the Hongqiao International Economic Forum. Here are some highlights:

On China’s past

– China’s opening commitments made during the 3rd CIIE are practically implemented

– China’s overall tariff level fell to 7.4 percent from 15.3 percent in 2001, below the 9.8 percent promised by the country when it joined the WTO

– China has provided the international community with around 350 billion face masks, more than 4 billion protective clothing, 6 billion test reagents and 1.6 billion doses of vaccines

On the future of China

– China will remain committed to expanding high-level openness, sharing development opportunities with the world, and making economic globalization more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial for all

– China will firmly defend true multilateralism

– China will unswervingly share market opportunities with the world

– China will move resolutely towards a high level opening

– China will steadfastly protect the common interests of all countries

– China open to negotiations on industrial subsidies, SOE

– China to open more import promotion demonstration zones

– China to develop “Silk Road electronic commerce”

– China to expand opening up of telecommunications and medicine sectors

– China to set up stress tests for high-level opening in free zones

– China supports equitable distribution of essential medical supplies globally