Issue No. 220 | Jun. 3, 2021
Strengthening American capacity for effective engagement
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
zhǐ zhēng zhāo xī

Meaning: to seize every minute; to make the best use of one's time

Original: "我们牢牢把握建设世界科技强国的战略目标,以只争朝夕的使命感、责任感、紧迫感,抢抓全球科技发展先机,在基础前沿领域奋勇争先。"

There has been lots of talk about multilateralism this past month since a UN Security Council meeting on May 7 and the Munich Security Conference Special Edition on May 25. Here are some recommended readings to gain more context about China's focus on 多边主义:

This report on a May 31 press conference with Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the UN, provides a good overall view of how multilateralism is the "common denominator" of China's stance at recent international events.

For a closer look at what was said at the security events, read through Wang Yi's remarks at the UN Security Council Meeting, as well as a shorter summary of Wang Yi's comments in conversation with the MSC.
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