French President Macron begins first state visit to China

French PresidentEmmanuel Macron's first state visit to China begins Monday, as Chinese experts express hope the young and energetic leader will help enhanceChina-EU relations.China attaches great importance to its relations with France, which has recently become a more prominent leader in Europe and global affairs, Wang Yiwei, director of the Institute of International Affairs of Renmin University of China, told

Survey: China’s overall image improving, with more world confidence in its development

Press release of the China's National Image Global Survey 2016-2017. (Photo: Chen Yehua/ Xinhua)According to the China’s National Image Global Survey 2016-2017 released on Friday, China’s image has steadily improved.The global survey, conducted by the Academy for Contemporary China-World Studies, Kantar Millward Brown and Lightspeed, is based on 11,000 respondents from 22 countries, 500 citizens from each.The survey polled on

Global responsibilities need to be shared by all nations

"China loves a vacuum" - American think tank Eurasia Group labeled this vacuum as the top risk in its annual forecast of the political risks that are most likely to play out over the course of 2018. "Trump has renounced the US commitment to Washington-led multilateralism and generated much uncertainty about the future US role in Asia, creating a power

Chinese designer tackles the qipao’s mysterious allure

Illustrations from Chi-pao Photo: Courtesy of Xu DongXu Dong (right) looks at materials with her grandmother. Photo: Courtesy of Xu DongIllustrations from Chi-pao Photo: Courtesy of Xu DongThe revitalization of traditional culture in China has brought the cheongsam, or qipao, back to prominence once again. However, while people of all ages have begun taking every opportunity to wear this symbol

Joining hands toward a new journey of China-SA relations

Ambassador Lin Songtian. (Photo: Li Zhiwei/People's Daily)On January 1, 1998, the first national flag of People's Republic of China was raised in South Africa, marking the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.Time flies. After 20 years of joint efforts, the bilateral relations have entered their best historical period with unprecedented political mutual trust, business cooperation and people-to-people exchange,

Trips of freight trains between Yangtze River Delta and Central Europe surpass 1,100 in 2017

(Photo: trains between China's Yangtze River Delta (YRD) area and Central Europe rose more than 47 percent to 1,127 trips on a year-on-year basis in 2017, Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd of CREC told People's Daily.A total of 1,072 trains bound for Europe from YRD, and 55 of them returned China with cargo in 2017. Since its launch in

Growing China brings prosperity to Eurasia

A China-Europe freight train laden with goods departs from Yiwu west station in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, Nov. 8, 2017. Photo: Xinhua/Xu YuChina and countries of Eurasia strengthened cooperation across various fields in 2017, opening opportunities of economic development for the whole region.Earlier this month, the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Arctic jointly launched by China

President Xi delivers New Year speech vowing resolute reform in 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday delivered a New Year speech, vowing that China would resolutely carry out reform in 2018."We will take the opportunity of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up in 2018 to further carry out reform, as reform and opening-up is the path we must take to make progress in contemporary China and to realize

Full text of President Xi Jinping's New Year speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a New Year speech to domestic and overseas audience via China Radio International, China National Radio, China Central Television, China Global TV Network and the Internet. Here's the speech in full:Comrades, friends, ladies and gentlemen,Greetings! Time flies. As we are ushering in the year of 2018, I would like to extend my New Year wishes

China pledges broader cooperation with Russia in 2018

File photo: XinhuaChinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday he is ready to join his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in consolidating political and strategic mutual trust, and expanding bilateral all-around pragmatic cooperation.Xi made the pledge in his New Year greeting message to Putin.In the message, Xi, on behalf of the Chinese government and the people, extended his sincere greetings and fine

Year in review: Top 10 international news of 2017

Beijing (People's Daily) – People's Daily published its top 10 international news of 2017 on Friday, as selected by People's Daily and China Radio International editors:1.Chinese way of thinking becomes global consensusNational flags hang above the front of the Congress Center, the venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 15, 2017. World leaders, influential executives,

China-Japan ties may start improving in 2018

Illustration: Liu Rui/GTTuesday is of particular relevance to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he retook office on the same day five years ago. The ruling party led by Abe won the Japanese general election this year, which means he will continue to be in power in 2018. Therefore, his policies on foreign and domestic affairs will continue to be

Where are China-India ties headed in 2018?

Illustration: Liu Rui/GTThe year 2017 is doomed to be a special year in the history of China-India relations. TheDoklam standoffpushed the two Asian powers to the brink of war, becoming the biggest crisis between them in the past 55 years. Bilateral ties have been blighted by three major strategic contradictions: the border dispute, the Tibet issue, and India's reckoning that

China, Afghanistan, Pakistan ministers meet for talks on peace process

The first round of the China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral Foreign Ministers' dialogue was held in Beijing on Tuesday, which displayed China's efforts in the peace process for Afghanistan and also the promoting of regional peace through sharing its own experience, experts said.At the invitation of China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja

1,000 cargo train trips made between Zhengzhou, Hamburg

With the departure of a cargo train on Monday, the number of such trips between central China's transport hub Zhengzhou and Hamburg of Germany reached 1,000.The train, loaded with 90 standard containers of goods such as auto parts, garments and rose seedlings, left Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, on Monday evening.According to the route operator, Zhengzhou International Hub Development and

Chinese, Afghan FMs meet for closer cooperation

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani in Beijing on Monday, who is here to attend a China-Afghanistan-Pakistan foreign ministers' meeting.Calling Afghanistan an important partner in the Belt and Road Initiative, Wang said China hopes to synergize its development strategy with Afghanistan, and expand cooperation.China expects to see a wide and inclusive political reconciliation process

How can B&R bring China, South Asia closer

Illustration: Liu Rui/GTGiven its prominence to China'sBelt and Roadinitiative (BRI), South Asia has long been a topic of economic, political and cultural discussion. Recently, the region was again thrust into the media limelight following theDoklam standoffbetween China and India, US President Donald Trump's advocacy of the concept of "Indo-Pacific," Nepal's elections and Sri Lanka's handing over the Hambantota port to

Beijing helps Belt, Road nations save relics

A woman walks past a damaged pagoda after an earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar, Aug 25, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]Nation's cultural heritage diplomacy fosters 'community of a shared future'China will bolster cross-border cooperation in preservation of historical sites and joint archaeology in 2018 in coordination with the Belt and Road Initiative.According to Xie Bing, head of the executive office of the State Administration

China signs cooperation agreements with 86 entities under Belt and Road

China's top economic planner said Friday that 86 countries and international organizations have signed 100 cooperation agreements with China under the Belt and Road Initiative.He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said the initiative made major headway in 2017, citing progress in key areas including capacity, investment and the Digital Silk Road.Steady progress was also made

China addresses Mideast woes via neutrality, investment

Islamic State (IS). Photo: XinhuaWithin a month of Islamic State (IS) being declared defeated, the Middle East was again thrust under the media limelight when US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and later threatened to cut aid to countries over the UN Jerusalem vote. At such a sensitive point, Palestinian and Israeli representatives gathered in Beijing

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