Chinese Premier’s Eurasia Trip to Boost Cooperation in Production Capacity
(Xinhua News Agency, Nov. 2, 2016. Complete text:) Beijing - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday [Nov. 2] leaves for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Latvia and Russia for a week-long trip aimed at promoting China’s relations with the four countries, boosting development of regional mechanisms and enhancing cooperation in production capacity.
During the visit, he will also attend the 15th prime ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek and the fifth leaders’ meeting of China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries in the Latvian capital of Riga.
As the four countries are all located along the ancient Silk Road, analysts believe Li’s Eurasia tour will boost the joint implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and aspires to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient routes.
Enhancing mutual trust.
Regular bilateral and multilateral meetings will highlight Li’s visit. Such arrangements are of great significance as they help enhance strategic mutual trust between China and the relevant countries and regions, ensure a systematic and steady policy implementation, and beef up bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
Sun Zhuangzhi, secretary-general of the SCO Research Center at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the China-Russia premiers’ regular meetings, which focus on specific projects, are crucial to bilateral economic and trade cooperation.
Held on an annual basis, such high-level direct talks help resolve issues in bilateral economic and trade cooperation in a timely manner, and provide platforms for one-on-one cooperation between government departments of the two countries, particularly in economic and cultural fields, Sun said.
The Chinese expert deems China’s cooperation with the four countries as exemplary, creative and pioneering, ...
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|Article Title||Li’s Eurasia Trip to Boost Production Capacity Cooperation|
|Source||Current Digest of the Chinese Press, The, No.44, Vol.5, October 31, 2016, page(s):3-5|
|Place of Publication||Minneapolis, USA|