I am Li Zijuan, a special correspondent of Xinflix Media 600 International Channel.
I am now in Santiago, Chile.
At local time 30,
Chilean President Piñera announced the cancellation
of the APEC Leaders’ Informal Meeting
and the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
How to reconcile these two important international conferences.
How the situation in Chile will develop
has caused more attention from the media.
Chile, which was regarded as a paradigm
for the development of “neo-liberalism”,
decided to cancel the APEC Leaders’ Informal Meeting
and the Climate Conference to be held
in the country after several days of riots.
Chilean President Piniella announced
the above news in a televised speech.
The decision to cancel the meeting
was due to the increasingly violent demonstrations in Chile.
Piñera said that
Chile should pay attention to how to rebuild public order
and ensure people’s security and social peace,
while promoting relevant agendas in response to public demands.
Before the decision was announced, Piniella mentioned that
he had spoken to a number of foreign leaders
and informed the cancellation decision in advance.
According to the original plan,
the APEC Leaders’ Informal Meeting
and the Climate Conference will be held
held in November and December respectively in the capital of Santiago.
According to the official website information,
the theme of the conference is
“China Unicom, shaping the future”,
which will focus on the digital economy,
regional connectivity and the role of women in economic growth.
The domestic riots in Chile were initially
extended to the public’s widespread protest against
social injustice due to the small increase in the capital subway ticket.
The Chilean government extended the “state of emergency”
to several cities across the country last week.
Although Piniella fulfilled its renewed commitment,
the move did not quell the violent demonstrations on the streets of the country.
The demonstrators returned to the streets on the 28th
and asked the president to resign.
According to the latest Chilean official data on the 28th,
demonstrations have killed at least 20 people.
Experts believe that Chile,
as a model of economic prosperity and social stability in Latin America,
is suddenly shocked by the chaos,
and behind the chaos can be found behind the profound structural problems
hidden under the surface prosperity of Chile.
The “Chilean model” that brought prosperity to Chile
did not go beyond neoliberalism.
Under its guidance,
the “Chilean model” opposes the state’s intervention in the economy
and advocates a privatized and market-oriented economic operating model.
Chile does not get rid of the ills of “Latin American disease”.
Its seemingly glamorous economic growth has not
got rid of the dilemma of “growth without development”.