News Updates

23rd November - 30th November
  • China, India reach important consensus on boundary issues: FM
    Senior officials of China and India had reached some important consensus on boundary issues during a Saturday meeting, said a press release from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
    The 21st round of talks between Chinese and Indian special representatives on boundary issues was co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.
    Both sides agreed to continuously promote the process of special representatives talks in line with the important consensus reached by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on properly resolving border issues and developing China-India relations, to reach a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution as soon as possible, said the press release. (Xinhua, November 25, 2018)
  • Xi's visits to Spain, Argentina, Panama, Portugal to enhance bilateral ties, G20 cooperation
    Xi will pay state visits to the four countries from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5, and attend the 13th Group of 20 (G20) summit from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 in Buenos Aires. (Xinhua, November 25, 2018)
  • Xi’s visits to inject new impetus into China-Europe ties
    Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Spain and Portugal, respectively scheduled for Nov. 27 to 29, and for Dec. 4 to 5. His state visit to Spain will be the first visit in 13 years for a Chinese head of state, and that to Portugal the first in 8 years. (People's Daily, November 26, 2018)
  • China supports necessary reforms of WTO: Ministry of Commerce
    China supports necessary reforms of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as the multilateral trading system is severely impacted, the Ministry of Commerce said at a press conference on Nov. 23. The multilateral trading system is now challenged by unilateralism and trade protectionism, said Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister of Commerce. (People's Daily, November 26, 2018)
  • G20 Summit to create more development chances for world
    The upcoming G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been endowed with special realistic significance given the deep-seated contradictions facing global development as well as the overlying risks and uncertainties encountered by today’s world economy. (People's Daily, November 27, 2018)
  • China’s role aligned with G20’s goals
    Nation seen as the champion of global economic governance, free trade China can play a big role in boosting the international community's confidence in safeguarding the multilateral trading system at the G20 Leaders' Summit, experts said. (China Daily, November 30, 2018)
  • President Xi Jinping meets Kazakh PM
    President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev in Beijing, and suggested that both sides focus on policy synergizing and well implement the alignment of China-proposed Silk Road Economic Belt and Kazakhstan's Nurly Zhol (Bright Path) economic program. (Xinhua, November 23, 2018)
16th November - 22nd November
  • Xi calls for inclusive, rule-based world economy at APEC meeting
    Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of building an open, inclusive, innovative and rule-based world economy while addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit. (Xinhua, November 18, 2018)
  • Expectations run high on Xi's visit to the Philippines
    Chinese President Xi Jinping's signed article published Monday in the mainstream Philippine newspapers has raised high expectations in the Southeast Asian country for closer ties with China. (Xinhua, November 20, 2018)
  • Beijing, Washington resume high-level trade talks
    China and the United States have restarted high-level talks on trade and other economic matters after a phone call between President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump on Nov 1, the Ministry of Commerce said. The teams from both sides are working together closely to carry out the consensus reached between the two heads of state, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said at a regular news conference. (China Daily, November 16, 2018)
  • Confrontation, whether in the form of a cold war, a hot war or a trade war, will produce no winners: Xi
    Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG), on Saturday. During his speech, President Xi praised openness and cooperation between APEC economies, calling for a continued commitment to openness. By Liu Ning. (People's Daily, November 17, 2018)
09th November - 15th November
  • China passes UN human rights review
    The United Nations' Human Rights Council has given China a passing grade in its latest review of China's human rights development. (Xinhua, November 10, 2018)
  • Xi-Trump scheduled meeting at G20 has great significance
    The scheduled meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump during the G20 summit in Argentina had great significance, said a senior Chinese official. Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a press conference following the second China-U.S. Diplomatic and Security Dialogue. (Xinhua, November 10, 2018)
  • SCO to take further action against drug crimes: SCO Secretary General
    Jointly launched by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Paris Pact Initiative, a three-day expert working group was held in Beijing, in an effort to strengthen cross-border cooperation against drug crimes, as well as to explore SCO’s potential to curb drug trafficking worldwide. (People's Daily, November 13, 2018)
  • AIIB to further promote multilateral cooperation: AIIB spokesperson
    Three years after it was established, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) now has 87 member-states and 32 well-managed infrastructure projects, serving as an example of improving global economic governance, as well as promoting open trade and multilateralism. (People's Daily, November 13, 2018)
  • Chinese premier calls for stepping up China-Singapore economic cooperation
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for enhancing the economic cooperation between China and Singapore. Li, who is on an official visit to Singapore, made the remarks while addressing a welcoming banquet hosted by the Singapore Business Federation and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. (Xinhua, November 14, 2018)
  • Chinese premier urges upgrading China-ASEAN strategic partnership
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for efforts to upgrade the strategic partnership between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as the two sides adopted a key document to chart the course for their ties till 2030. (Xinhua, November 15, 2018)
1st November - 08th November
  • China becomes world's biggest importer of e-commerce goods
    China has become the world's biggest importer of e-commerce goods, with the population of cross-border e-commerce consumers increasing by 10 times over the past three years, a study said, according to a report by thepaper.cn.
    The study, released by China Chamber of International Commerce, Deloitte and Ali Research showed China's consumption growth has promoted sustainable development of import business and the post-'90s and '95s consumers have become the largest consumers of imported goods. (China daily, November 02, 2018)
  • China’s opening up brings substantial opportunities for transnational enterprises: UPS The past 40 years of China’s reform and opening up have brought about substantial opportunities for transnational enterprises, said Harld Peters, president of UPS China, during an interview with People’s Daily. Atlanta-based UPS, with a history of over 100 years, is one of the largest package delivery companies in the world. (People's Daily, November 01, 2018)
  • Reform and opening up, a great journey forward for China said Japan’s former PM Yasuo Fukuda
    “I have visited China about 30 times, and I could notice drastic changes and the country’s vitality every time I went there. I have experienced China’s high-speed trains twice, and noticed that they are not only fast, but also clean, beautiful and comfortable.”
    Starting in 1964, Japan’s Shinkansen now has a total mileage of 3,000 kilometers, while China has built over 25,000 kilometers of high speed rail in just over 10 years. The total mileage of high speed rail in China is 8 times of that of Japan.
    In 2000, China’s GDP was approximately a quarter of that of Japan, but China surpassed the latter and became the world’s second largest economy 10 years later. At present, the Chinese economy is about 2.5 times of the Japanese economy. Such a rapid development is rare even in the entire human history. (People's Daily, November 03, 2018)
  • China is 'example' for Pakistan and developing world: Pakistani PM
    Pakistan needs to learn from Chinese experience in many aspects such as anti-corruption, poverty alleviation, urban development and pollution control, as the way China dealt with those issues “has been an example not just for Pakistan but for a lot of the developing world”, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said in an interview with Chinese media in Islamabad. (People's Daily, November 05, 2018)
  • Xi: Import expo belongs to world
    Event marks steps to open market, boosts global trade, president says The inaugural China International Import Expo, which opened in Shanghai is hosted by China but belongs to the world, President Xi Jinping said. Xi said the expo will help deepen international trade and economic cooperation, promote Belt and Road construction and advance economic globalization. (China Daily, November 06, 2018)
  • Opening up of China leads to win-win results of world
    The upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) is of great significance to China as well as the world, given the existence of hegemonism and power politics as well as the mounting protectionism and unilateralism. To choose zero-sum game or to look for a win-win solution is a question for China and the world, as some major countries are abandoning their responsibilities and adopting protectionist trade policies and a beggar-thy-neighbor approach. (People's Daily, November 05, 2018)