South Korea’s Top Adviser: What Role Does China Play in the Korean Peninsula?

The changing situation on the Korean Peninsula has long drawn the close attention of the international community. The second summit between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which was at the center of the spotlight, concluded without any deal achieved. In which direction will the future of the Peninsula head? Is the Korean Peninsula safe? And can denuclearization on the Peninsula be achieved?

Mar 27, 2019

First Mongolian President: How China’s Development Influence Sino-Mongolian Future?

In 1991, after thirty years of virtually severed relations, former Chinese president Yang Shangkun and his Mongolian counterpart, president Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat, met to reinstate their diplomatic relationship. Since then, the two countries’ collaboration has strengthened progressively, with cooperation on the Russia-Mongolia-China Economic Corridor the latest in a series of projects that has aligned the two countries closer. In a wide-ranging interview, China Focus interviewed Mongolia’s first President Ochirbat to find out how China and Mongolia’s relationship is growing, how China’s rapid development has had beneficial knock-on affects in Mongolia and why future ties promise to bring further benefits to both countries. China Focus: What do you think of China’s development? Former President of Mongolia Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat still remembers the first time he visited Beijing more than 30 years ago. “In 1980, I went to Hong Kong through Chinese mainland,” he said. “That time, Beijing seemed very poor and underprivileged: the life, the streets, the bicycles, the carriages and such.” During an interview with China Focus, he told our reporter that his impressions of Beijing have changed tremendously, “Now I don’t know where anything is in Beijing. I only know where the Mongolian Embassy is,” he said humorously. “Everything else is so unrecognizable to me. That’s how much China has reformed and developed.” During his presidency, he chose China for his first […]

Mar 13, 2019

Indian Expert: India can Learn from China in Fighting Pollution

Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed strategic resolve to enhance the building of an ecological civilization and to protect the country’s beautiful scenery in the northern border areas when attending a panel discussion with his fellow deputies from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress(NPC) in Beijing, March 5. Growing environmental concerns are a common challenge for all nations in a fast changing world. Although pollution has choked great swathes of the world’s two most-populous countries, China and India, for decades, the Chinese government under the leadership of President Xi Jinping has made considerable progress in environmental protection, improving the quality of air, soil and water, as well as advocacy of ecological improvement since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012. Such efforts have been reflected in China’s national development strategies such as its “War on Pollution” and the “Blue Sky Protection Campaign,” as well as the public statements of Chinese leaders. China’s Road of Fighting Pollution In recent years, China has placed environmental protection and ecological security among the top of its agenda of the annual Two Sessions. On March 5, 2019, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government work report during the second annual session of the 13th NPC. While reviewing last year’s achievements in terms […]

Mar 13, 2019