Cartoon Commentary Xi's Czech visit③: Ushering in a new era of friendship

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016-3-31 16:48:09

Cartoon drawing by Chi Ying


Cartoon drawing by Chi Ying

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to the Czech Republic on March 28-30. President Xi and leaders of the Czech Republic exchanged views on common concern, such as China-Czech relations, China- Europe relations and cooperation under the "16+1" framework between China and Central and East Europe (CEE).

They decided to upgrade bilateral ties into a strategic partnership. That spells the beginning of a comprehensive coordination of strategies under the framework of the "Belt and Road" initiative and "16+1" China-CEE mechanism.  

When addressing the China-Czech Economic Roundtable, President Xi had emphasized further economic cooperation of both sides so as to inherit friendship and usher in new era of bilateral business cooperation.

Xi's visit features high-level contacts, closer relations and fruitful cooperative results, which have left an unforgettable "Chinese Impression" on the bank of the Voltava River.

The public has spoken highly of Xi's visit, saying it has created new opportunities for China-CEE cooperation. After concluding his state visit, Xi left Prague for the United States to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C. 

By Xu Xiujun, deputy director of International Politics and Economics Department, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Posted in: Diplomacy

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