This year, China’s diplomacy was highlighted at three major diplomatic events in April and May – The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Conference of Dialogues on Asian Civilizations, and the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing. Then followed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s busy diplomatic month of June, which saw his four overseas trips: From June 5 to 7, Xi first paid a state visit to Russia and attended the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) held in St. Petersburg; June 12-16 saw him in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan attending the 19th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Bishkek and the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe; from June 20 to 21 he headed to the DPRK for a state visit; and a week later, he flew to Osaka, Japan, for the 14th G20 Summit. In recent years, with its increasing national strength, China has proactively taken on international responsibilities as a major nation, contributing to issues of global concern. However, responding to China’s rise in the international arena, some people in the West have expressed doubt about China’s development and strategic intentions. This is illustrated by the China threat theory, claims about the collapse of China, belief about the inevitable confrontation between China and the U.S., […]
Especially in recent years, China pays more attention to local realities, adapts to its own economic society, historical culture, and natural endowments, and actively explores the formation of urban construction and urbanization development experience with Chinese characteristics.
The WTO has cut down the expected growth rate of global trade from 3.7 percent to 2.6 percent.
While the U.S. will no doubt succeed in doing this, it will cost them time and money.
Over 2000 years ago, China absorbed Buddhism from India. In turn, inventions from China traveled to Europe and utterly changed the world.
When I recently referred to China as the world’s largest developing country to some of my European friends, they thought it was a humorous understatement since they have been to many Chinese cities and have the impression that some are on par with cities in developed countries in terms of convenience. Over the past years, China’s economy has grown rapidly, making it the second largest in the world, after the United States, with high-tech companies such as Tencent, Huawei, and Alibaba also emerging. Many recent Western media reports on China-U.S. trade frictions describe China as a rapidly rising developed country which may challenge the status of the United States as a leading power in the world. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The nation has indeed made great progress over the past decades. But it’s still a developing country, with a long way to go before it becomes a developed one. First, the urban-rural disparity in China remains a prominent problem to be addressed. Currently, the urbanization rate of the country is about 58 percent, lower than that of developed countries which stand at about 80 percent. The income gap between urban and rural residents needs to be narrowed since the per-capita disposable income of the former is 2.7 times that […]
France, within the European Union, demonstrates a strong attachment to European democratic values. In Europe, individualism prevails against collectiveness.
The second session of the 13th National People’s Congress in March saw Premier Li Keqiang’s government work report reflecting this focus as it outlined various plans for poverty alleviation efforts for 2019.
On April 10, 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, in which he promised, “China’s door will never be closed and it will only open wider.”