China’s Diplomacy in 2017: The “Circle of Friends” Is Growing Bigger and the “Partner Network” Is Growing Closer
The international situation in 2017 remained complexed and volatile, and significant changes happened in the internal affairs of many big countries. China, meanwhile, enriched and developed theory and practice of its diplomacy, achieving significant results in major country diplomacy and neighborhood diplomacy.
The Central Economic Work Conference highlighted the importance of three baseline tasks and eight major tasks, and made specific requirements to lay down the critical foundations and guarantee for the economic work for the coming year and future years.
The Belt and Road Initiative is successfully integrating economic resources and developing policies to pursue shared benefits among different participant regions
Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in 2012, the Central Committee of the Party with Secretary General Xi Jinping as core has made great achievements in deepening the comprehensive reforms and building up a high standard open economy.
The Belt and Road Initiative has brought tangible benefits to Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, who are looking forward to broader cooperation, according the assessment of the 2017 China-CEE Countries Political Parties Dialogue, ending in Bucharest, Romania, on July 14.