President Xi Jinping's words of wisdom at SCO

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to deliver a speech on Sunday at the 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province.

In his previous speeches, Xi quoted scriptures to express his thoughts about the SCO and here are some highlights:

On the "Shanghai Spirit":



Vision spurs action and is achieved through action.” The Shanghai Spirit has created powerful cohesion, stimulated the desire for cooperation, and it has become a source of inspiration that guides the growth of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

June 24, 2016; 16th SCO Council of Heads of State meeting

On openness and cooperation:



We need to expand external exchanges and cooperation, which is a driving force of our growth. “Jade can be polished by stones from other hills.” To expand external exchanges and bring in new members serves the need of a growing SCO that is inherently open and inclusive.

Sept. 12, 2014; 14th SCO Council of Heads of State meeting

On unity, security and stability: 


“Nothing is more beneficial than stability, and nothing is more detrimental than chaos.” Maintaining security and stability in our region is the priority of SCO cooperation.

June 24, 2016; 16th SCO Council of Heads of State meeting



Strengthen solidarity and coordination. As a saying in Kazakhstan goes, where there is solidarity, happiness will follow. The Shanghai Spirit has inspired a strong sense of solidarity which ensures the growth of the SCO.

June 9, 2017; 17th SCO Council of Heads of State meeting

On governance:



We need to take common development and prosperity as our goal."The primary task of governance is to enrich the people." Given the increasing uncertainties in the world economy and resurgence of trade protectionism in some countries, the SCO should, in a win-win spirit, tap the potential of regional cooperation and jointly create opportunities for cooperation to increase the member states’ inherent development momentum and their capability to fend off risks.

Sept. 12, 2014; 14th SCO Council of Heads of State meeting

On cultural exchange:



We need to increase understanding between our people, which is the very purpose of our work. “People, if united, will be stronger.” The SCO’s future, above all, is in the hands of the people of the SCO members. We need to support friendly exchanges between business communities, academia, media groups, think tanks, art groups and other communities, and expand our cultural and people-to-people exchanges to all dimensions. We need to enhance mutual understanding and traditional friendship between our people, so as to consolidate public support for the SCO development. We should actively explore new channels of cultural and people-to-people exchanges, build up the SCO's capability of international communication, and promote its ideals and principles. We should let the world know the "stories of the SCO" and hear the "voice of the SCO."

Sept. 12, 2014; 14th SCO Council of Heads of State meeting

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