“Add wings to the tiger.” President Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered remarks Monday at the 2022 World Economic Forum virtual summit. He called on the world to do everything necessary to clear the shadow of the Covid 19 pandemic, boost economic and economic recovery so that the sunshine of hope may light up the future of humanity.
In his virtual speech heavily spiced with Confucianism to the Davos elite. Xi said that in two weeks on February 1 the Chinese will celebrate the lunar new year, the year of the tiger. 2022 is the year of the tiger. The tiger symbolises bravery and strength and Chinese people often refer to the spirited dragon or dynamic tiger. Even sometimes the soaring dragon and leaping tiger.
“To meet the severe challenges facing humanity, we must ‘add wings to the tiger’ and act with the courage and strength of the tiger to overcome all obstacles on our way forward,” Xi said.
Building the post Covid world
The Chinese leader also told the Davos elite that the common concern facing humanity at the moment is ending the pandemic and building the post Covid world.
“Answers must be given to major, urgent questions of how to beat the pandemic and how to build the post-COVID world.” He went on noting that this once in a 100 years pandemic has unleashed major changes in society and represents the profound and sweeping changes of the times. The world now finds itself in a new era of turbulence and transformation.
All is not lost and he called for solidarity and cooperation of the international community to solve global crisis, saying that “small boats may not survive a storm, but a giant ship is strong enough to brave a storm.”
“Facts have shown once again that amidst the raging torrents of a global crisis, countries are not riding separately in some 190 small boats, but are rather all in a giant ship on which our shared destiny hinges,” Xi said.
Source Xinhua News Agency
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