Diplomatic Channel
Pakistan's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar is visiting Beijing this week. He has a busy schedule of meetings with officials and business leaders in a bid to attract Chinese investment and further improve bilateral relations between China and Pakistan.
By Xie Wenting | 2024/5/15 22:11:01
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  • Pakistan's new government to enhance cooperation with China in second phase of CPEC, AI technologies: minister

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with visiting Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Wednesday. Wang called on the two countries to further enhance and develop their all-weather strategic cooperative partnership during the meeting. Ahead of Dar's visit, Pakistan's Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal (Iqbal) kicked off a visit to Beijing on May 8. Iqbal's visit is the first high-level visit of a Pakistani official to China since the new government came to power in March. At a press conference on May 9 at the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing, Prof. Iqbal shared his opinions on the relationship and cooperation between China and Pakistan with Global Times reporters Leng Shumei and Xie Wenting (GT). He also shared the new government's expectations for the construction of the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

    By Leng Shumei and Xie Wenting | 2024/5/15 20:05:48
  • Diplomatic Channel: Former French PM Raffarin signals high hopes for President Xi's visit, emphasizes respect for civilizations, frank dialogue

    Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Sunday morning for state visits to France, Serbia and Hungary at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron of the Republic of France, President Aleksandar Vucic of the Republic of Serbia, and President Tamás Sulyok and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary. Ahead of his visit to France, Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed former French prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin (Raffarin), talking about the significance of the state visit for China-France relations, reviewing the future development of bilateral ties, and discussing the role of China-France relations in China-EU relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/5/5 19:29:11
  • We want peace, prosperity with China, not a war: former Philippine intelligence director

    Editor's Note: As the former director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies in the Philippines, Rommel C. Banlaoi, the Chairman of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence, and Terrorism Research, has a deep understanding of Philippine foreign policy and US-Philippine defense cooperation. He was assigned to help advise the president on security matters in 2022, as a deputy national security adviser, but his connections with China were questioned as posing a “security risk” to the Philippines. His nomination was later revoked, local media reported. His experience has seen the Philippine government shift from neutrality to a bias toward the US in diplomacy and defense. Recently, Banlaoi (Banlaoi) expressed strong dissatisfaction with the current diplomatic and military policies of the Philippines in an interview with Global Times (GT) reporters Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei and Zou Zhidong in Manila. In his view, the diplomatic policy pursued by the current Philippine government and its confrontational measures in the South China Sea not only loses important trading partners like China, but also risks marginalizing the Philippines in the ASEAN.

    By Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei and Zou Zhidong | 2024/4/21 23:03:12
  • Manila's maritime zones bill harms national interests, violates Constitution, says former Philippine presidential spokesman

    Harry Roque, a former Philippine congressman and former presidential spokesperson to president Rodrigo Duterte, recently expressed dissatisfaction at the series of legal maneuvers carried out by the current Philippine government regarding the South China Sea dispute in an interview with the Global Times in Manila.

    By Hu Yuwei, Zou Zhidong and Fan Wei | 2024/4/21 23:06:18
  • ICRC welcomes support from China, to take cooperation in humanitarian areas to new level: ICRC vice president

    After seven months of conflict in Gaza, a cease-fire still seems distant. Meanwhile, the Palestine-Israel conflict is causing ripple effects across the region, and has led to major humanitarian crises. The international community, including China, is making efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crises.

    By Xie Wenting, Zhao Juecheng and Liu Caiyu | 2024/4/15 18:58:59
  • China and the US have much more in common: historian Arne Westad

    The world in 2024 is not peaceful. From great power competition to regional conflicts, to numerous global challenges, the global landscape seems to be changing every day. Will the confrontation between Russia and the West lead to a "Cold War 2.0" and the return of the "Iron Curtain" ? Is the temporary stabilization of China-US relations a true departure from the downward spiral trend, or just a short and fragile period of stability?

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/4/2 17:39:59
  • Chinese companies diversify Azerbaijan's economy and can do more in country's green growth: top diplomat

    The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was sworn in for a new term in February. How will President Aliyev develop relations with China during the new term? How does relations with China play in Azerbaijan's overall foreign policy? Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) recently talked to Assistant of President of Azerbaijan for Foreign Policy Affairs Hikmat Hajiyev (Hajiyev), who recently visited China to discuss bilateral cooperation. Hajiyev noted that the development of relations with China has been a top priority for Azerbaijan and the country fully supports the one-China policy. As Azerbaijan will host COP29 this year, the top diplomat said that the country seeks to build understanding and solidarity between the "Global North" and "Global South," and he praised China as a champion for green technology.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/3/25 20:51:57
  • China-Pakistan relationship remains a source of peace and stability in region and beyond: ambassador

    Pakistan takes "immense pride" in its unique and "time-tested friendship" with China. The two countries are not only connected by land, rivers, and mountains, but also by a heart corridor, founded on the shared values of mutual respect, trust, solidarity, and support, said Pakistani Ambassador to China Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi.

    By Xie Wenting and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/20 22:11:00
  • Australia tying itself closely to unstable and declining US is foolish: Australian author

    Recently, Australian historian author John John Queripel wrote an article titled “China: learning from Canute,” published on Pearls and Irritations, which gained widespread attention as the article provides a keen analysis of Western smears against China as well as Australia's relations with China and US influence therein. Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with John Queripel to further explore his opinions on China's development and US influence on Australia's foreign policy, among other topics.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/19 12:14:25
  • Switzerland eager to attract more Chinese tourists: Swiss FM

    "I heard that the Chinese people are very passionate about winter sports. Switzerland also hopes to better promote its winter tourism resources," Swiss Federal Councilor and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis told the Global Times in Beijing on Wednesday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/2/8 23:10:59
  • Experts are working on the drafts of SCO development bank: Pakistani official

    The upcoming elections in Pakistan do not affect its interaction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) or other international organizations. The SCO works with states, regardless of the government in power, said Pakistan's Director General SCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Altamash Wazir Khan.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/2 0:31:48
  • Iran willing to strengthen cooperation and relation with Pakistan: official

    Iran's position and policy align in always strengthening cooperation and relations with neighboring countries, including Pakistan, Mehrdad Kiaei, the National Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the SCO Secretariat, told the Global Times in a recent interview.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/1 23:05:47
  • Newly arrived Japanese ambassador to China expresses hope to promote mutual exchanges

    It has been more than one month since Japanese ambassador to China Kenji Kanasugi arrived in December 2023. On January 18, Ambassador Kanasugi gave an exclusive interview to Global Times reporters Xing Xiaojing and Liu Xin (GT), his first interview with Chinese media, during which he described diplomatic work as a "long-distance relay race," and said that whoever holds the baton should run as far as possible. During his tenure as Japanese ambassador to China, he hopes to use his own experiences to promote mutual exchanges between Japan and China, and contribute to the improvement of bilateral relations.

    By Xing Xiaojing and Liu Xin | 2024/1/24 20:38:29
  • Luminous China-France relations set tone for EU, exemplify independence and mutually beneficial cooperation: envoy

    Sixty years ago, on January 27, 1964, the Xinhua News Agency and Agence France-Presse simultaneously issued a joint statement, making France the first major Western power to establish diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China. Looking back, what lessons can the development of China-France relations offer to Western countries in their relations with China?

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/24 19:30:30
  • Chinese premier's visit to Switzerland sends signal of enhanced high-level exchanges, political trust: ambassador

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang paid an official visit to Switzerland from Sunday to Monday at the invitation of President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd, and Global Times reporter Zhang Changyue (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland Wang Shiting. The ambassador talked about the main highlights and achievements of Li's visit, the visit's impact on China-Switzerland and China-Europe relations, and the future potential areas of cooperation for China and Switzerland.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/17 1:44:33
  • US foreign policy in Middle East will become hostage to American domestic politics: renowned expert

    Houthi rebels in Yemen said, on Monday, that they attacked a US ship in the Gulf of Aden after US launched airstrikes on Houthis. The situation in the Red Sea has grown increasingly tense in recent weeks, showing the spillover effect of the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip. What will possibly happen next? Is it possible for a larger conflict to happen in the Middle East? How will new tensions affect the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) spoke with Yezid Sayigh (Sayigh), a senior fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, on these and other pertinent issues.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/16 21:05:28
  • US students revisit ping-pong diplomacy in Shanghai

    At the ping-pong table, US player Margaux Reppert asked her Chinese partner Liu Wanying about receiving skills before their doubles match began. Liu answered Reppert's questions in detail and gave her encouragement. The two 20-year-olds had relaxed and friendly smiles on their faces.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/1/10 1:50:42
  • Argentina's decision not to join BRICS perplexing: former ambassador

    "The new government, with a clear bias and ideological perspective, will cause serious harm to Argentina's economy," said former Argentine ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja in an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/5 22:11:41
  • China's development is an opportunity for Vietnam: envoy

    The development of China is an opportunity for Vietnam and the reform and opening-up in Vietnam is also an opportunity for China, Minister of the Vietnamese Embassy in China Ninh Thanh Cong told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/12/27 23:07:45
  • Close ties between Russia and China are crucial for global and regional stability: Russian envoy

    The Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era is currently at an unprecedentedly high level and continues to develop. The relationship between the two countries is mature, sustainable, and characterized by a high level of mutual trust, respect, consideration of each other's fundamental interests and mutual support. Both Russia and China are major world powers with strong and continuously growing comprehensive national strength, as well as holding immense potential in the economic and technological fields. Most importantly, I believe, both countries have an abundance of human resources – we have talents in various fields.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/30 22:46:55
  • Britain: British Embassy co-organizes winter reading night in Beijing

    The British Embassy in Beijing and Pageone bookstore jointly organized the "Winter Reading Night in Beijing" event on Saturday. The event featured British diplomats, leading bloggers, and literature lovers to share their favorite bits of British literature.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:19:36
  • Thailand: Consul General of Thailand in Shanghai attends China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair

    Prinat Apirat, Consul General of Thailand in Shanghai, recently attended the opening ceremony and related activities of the 2023 China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:17:19
  • Precious gifts stand witness to great journey, brilliant diplomacy achievements since founding of New China in 1949

    As a Chinese say, "A gift may be small, but its symbolic value is significant," exquisite gifts from around the world not only represent the culture and craftsmanship of their countries of origin, but also bear witness to the historical friendship between China and these nations. The Central Gifts and Cultural Relics Management Center, located in the heart of Beijing, showcases over 670 representative gifts exchanged between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and government leaders in diplomatic activities since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/11/23 20:15:16
  • Belgium: Belgian King's Day Reception held in Beijing

    A magnificent King's Day celebration recently took place at the Belgian Residence, marking the first King's Day since Ambassador Bruno Angelet began his mandate in China. The Embassy of Belgium invited distinguished guests, high-level Chinese officials from various ministries, prominent members of Belgian and Chinese companies, as well as Belgians and friends of Belgium, to commemorate 10 years of King Phillip's reign.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:14:52
  • Greece: Ambassador participates in the 2023 WIOTC

    "The IoT (Internet of Things) is not simply a technological trend; it's a transformative force reshaping the economy in a new, interconnected era. The challenge for Greece, as for many other countries that do not lead the race but hope to not fall behind in this new reality- is to balance advancements and threats, particularly in the realm of security," said Evgenios Kalpyris, Greek Ambassador to China, in a speech on Monday when attending the opening ceremony of the 2023 World Internet of Things Convention in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:11:15
  • Russia: Russian opera theater concert staged embracing mutual exchanges

    In the context of the 2024 and 2025 Chinese-Russian Years of Culture, a marvelous opera concert was staged on Wednesday at the Russian Culture Center in Beijing. Tatiana Urzhumtseva, director of the Russian Culture Center in Beijing and, Yuri Alexandrov, director and founder of the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre attended the performance and delivered speeches.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/11/23 20:04:35
  • Georgia: Ambassador attends the 5th China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum

    Georgian Ambassador to China Archil Kalandia participated in the 5th China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum held in Cangzhou, North China's Hebei Province on Monday, with a total of more than 600 Chinese and Central and Eastern European enterprises participating in the forum. During the meeting, Ambassador Kalandia met with China's Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:30:06
  • Italy: The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World kicks off in Beijing, Tianjin and Qingdao

    The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World kicked off on Monday, with the aim to promote exquisite Italian cooking, the Mediterranean diet, Italian agri-food products and wine. In the 2023 edition, as in past years, the week will be further enhanced by activities organized by the Italian Embassy in China together with the Italian business community operating in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:26:40
  • Austria: Cultural performance event in Beijing raises food waste awareness

    The Austrian Cultural Center in Beijing recently invited artists Honey and Bunny to organize the performance art exhibition "Diets, resources, and aesthetics" at the Markor Cave Museum. This exciting event was organized to commemorate the International Day of Food Loss and Waste Awareness.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:21:27
  • Belgium: Antwerp and Beijing art exhibitions promote mutual exchanges

    As one of the oldest art schools in the world, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (RAFA) in Antwerp has constantly reinvented itself since it was founded in 1663. To promote the exchange of ideas and strive for greater creativity, RAFA established an exchange program with the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. This year marks RAFA's 360th anniversary. To celebrate this momentous occasion, RAFA and CAFA organized a unique project.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:16:57
  • Surinamese Foreign Minister talks about China's significant role in Latin America, Caribbean region

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on Tuesday, met with Surinamese Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin in Beijing. China and Suriname enjoy a long history of friendship, and this year marks the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the Chinese in Suriname. Wang told Ramdin that China is willing to be Suriname's reliable partner in the process of development and revitalization and jointly realize modernization. Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Ramdin in Beijing on Tuesday, and talked about China-Suriname relations, China-Caribbean relations, and further cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Global Security Initiative (GSI), and Global Development Initiative (GDI).

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/9 18:46:25
  • Hungary: Hungarian art exhibition kicks off in Chongqing, builds cultural bridges

    A total of 50 Hungarian art works were featured on Tuesday at the Chongqing Art Museum. The 2023 Western China Hungarian Cultural Festival and the 2nd Chongqing Urban Arts Festival with the theme "The Journey: Janos Fajo and The Pesti Workshop," were co-organized by the Chongqing Art Museum, the Liszt Institute Hungarian Cultural Center Beijing, the Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, and Central Bank of Hungary.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:39:34
  • Italy: Ambassador visits Guangdong, deepens friendship

    Italian Ambassador to China Massimo Ambrosetti recently visited South China's Guangdong Province and met with Chen Jianwen, a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guangdong Provincial Committee and director of the Publicity Department of the Guangdong Provincial Committee.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:35:19
  • Nigeria: Embassy diplomats experience the Traditional Chinese Medicine culture

    An event to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was held at the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing, themed “Promote Chinese Medicine and Global Health.”

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:32:25
  • Chile: Ambassador attends the CFSE in East China's Qingdao

    The 26th China Fisheries and Seafood Expo (CFSE) held in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province between October 25 and 27 was the event's first offline appearance since the epidemic

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:24:27
  • Britain: British Council showcases education cooperation at CACIE 2023

    From October 26 to 28, the British Council participated in the 24th China Annual Conference for International Education and Expo (CACIE 2023) as a CACIE Honorary Partner, and hosted two sub-forums on higher education: "From Study to Work: Global Talent Mobility and Development" and "English Teaching and Assessment to Enhance International Understanding Education in Secondary Schools."

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:21:03
  • Greece: Ambassador participates in the 2023 Beijing Marathon

    This year's 41st Beijing Marathon was held on October 29, and Greece, the cradle of the Marathon run, took part in the Beijing Marathon for the first time. Greek Ambassador to China, Eugenios Kalpyris, was among the seven dignitaries who gave the signal for the start of the race at 7:30 am, at the Tiananmen Square.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:17:55
  • Pakistan: Ambassador participates in Sichuan Agricultural Expo cementing cooperation

    Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque inaugurated the Pakistan National Pavilion and attended the opening ceremony of the 9th Sichuan Agricultural Expo in Chengdu on October 28. Hu Yun, vice governor of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, presided over the opening ceremony.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:09:03
  • Diplomats attend the 2023 Basketball Game for Foreigners in Beijing

    The 2023 Basketball Game for Foreigners commenced recently in Beijing. The game was co-organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports. Nearly 30 expatriates from 17 countries such as Japan, United States, Brazil, South Korea, Zambia, and other countries participated in the match.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:54:01
  • Greece: Greek dance troop performs in Chaoyang Park

    Coming amid the third China-Central Eastern European Countries Culture and Arts Carnival, traditional dances from all over Greece, such as ipirotikos, tsamiko, kalamatiano, sirtaki and ikariotiko, were performed on October 22 in Chaoyang Park, Beijing, by the Cultural Association "Peiros" dance troop from the municipality of Western Achaia.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:51:01
  • Denmark: Opening of the Greenlandic Representation in Beijing

    "The most famous classic novel of China, A Journey to the West, as a matter of fact, is one of the few that have been translated and dubbed using Greenlandic voices for our national broadcasting TV. This shows that even though we are very far away from each other, we can build a bridge and a common future with mutual understanding and efforts," said Vivian Motzfeldt, Greenlandic minister for statehood and foreign affairs, at the official opening of the Greenlandic Representation on Monday at the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/10/26 17:46:43
  • Georgia: Ambassador attends the Peking University International Culture Festival

    "The International Cultural Festival facilitates cross-cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among young people from different countries, allowing them to explore core values in different cultural contexts," Georgian Ambassador to China Archil Kalandia said at the opening ceremony of 2023 Peking University International Culture Festival.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:39:10
  • China-ASEAN cooperation under BRI provides tangible benefits for region, gives impetus for future growth: Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Center

    Editor's Note: On October 18, 2023, as the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) came to a conclusion, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced eight major steps China will take to support high-quality Belt and Road cooperation in a keynote speech. Benefiting over 150 countries, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become the most popular international public good and largest international cooperation platform in today's world.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/10/23 21:02:28
  • Exclusive: China-Serbia military cooperation supports Serbia's defense modernization, empowers defense capabilities: Serbian Defense Minister

    Editor's Note: Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Milos Vucevic accompanied Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on October 17, to express strong support for China's remarkable initiative. The minister vowed to deepen strategic mutual trust during his meeting with Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission.

    By Hu Yuwei and Fan Wei | 2023/10/22 20:52:37
  • Political efforts must be intensified to solve intractable cycles of violence and humanitarian crises in Gaza: ICRC officer

    On Saturday, the 15th day of the ongoing armed conflict, Israeli airstrikes persisted in targeting the Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) continued launching rockets at Israel. Amid a two-week blockade, the only border crossing between the besieged coastal enclave and Egypt, the Rafah crossing, allowed 20 trucks transporting humanitarian aid to enter Gaza, which is far from enough. China has also sent urgent humanitarian aid to meet the emergent needs in the Gaza Strip. As the humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues to gain international attention, what is the latest situation in the Gaza Strip? What is going on in the Israel-Palestine conflict? What aid do the local communities need most?

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/22 18:32:27
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong mutual benefit policy serves to complement rather than compete with potential partners: HKSAR Chief Executive

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive, John Lee Ka-chiu (Lee), led a high-level delegation of 70 people to participate in the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing from October 18 to 19. At the forum, he invited entrepreneurs to Hong Kong to set up belt and road offices. After the forum, he sat down with the Global Times (GT) reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi for an exclusive interview, sharing his insights on Hong Kong's role in the BRI and Hong Kong's strengths on the global stage. Lee also touched on the "competitive role" of the Hong Kong-Singapore relationship, noting that as long as the "pie" of development is made big enough, everyone can also get a larger share.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/19 22:39:20
  • Indonesia: Cultural exchange activity in Beijing cements friendship between two countries

    The highly anticipated Indonesian cultural festival kicked off in the opera hall of Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music recently to promote cultural exchanges between China and Indonesia and encourage people to learn more about the traditional Indonesian instrument the Kolintang.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 20:07:28
  • Chile: Chile Week across China enhances communication

    The opening ceremony of 8th Chile Week in Beijing kicked off on Monday. About 200 people attended the ceremony, including Chinese and Chilean representatives from associations, importers and exporters, and media.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 20:03:30
  • Argentina: Argentine president visits site of first CPC National Congress during China trip

    Argentine President Alberto Fernandez visited the Memorial of the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s First National Congress in downtown Shanghai, on October 15, before he attended the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 19:58:27
  • Greece: The EU – China Literary Festival organized in Beijing and Shanghai

    The first leg of the 8th EU-China Literary Festival took place at the Xi Yue Tang Library, Cultural, and Creative Park in Beijing, on Tuesday, to further deepen contemporary literary dialogue between China and Europe.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 19:53:39
  • Belgium: Celebrating the Beijing Swifts, promoting conservation of migratory birds

    The "Out of Africa - Celebrating the Beijing Swifts" seminar was successfully held on Monday evening in the Belgian Residence in Beijing, coinciding with the World Migratory Bird Day to promote the conservation of migratory birds such as the Beijing Swifts and their habitats.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/10/19 19:37:41
  • China-Pakistan partnership: Bridging nations, building communities

    The tale of China-Pakistan relations is not an ordinary one. It is an account of brotherhood, friendship, and trust, the foundations of which were laid more than 70 years ago. The vision of the leadership of our two countries at the time laid a solid basis for a relationship, which has subsequently been carefully nurtured into a robust, vibrant, time-tested, all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. Pakistan and its people, with absolute confidence, value the relationship greatly, and proudly call China our “best friend.” It is heart-warming that in China, the term “Ba Tie” (Iron Brother) is reserved only for Pakistan.

    By Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar | 2023/10/15 22:29:36
  • Thailand: Cultural exchange event in Beijing deepens friendship

    A cultural exchange event was held at the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing during the National Day holidays, jointly organized by the Ministry of Education of Thailand and the Royal Thai Embassy in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 20:54:07
  • Indonesia: Business forum and Indonesia Night held in Beijing

    The Indonesia-China Business Forum and Indonesia Night were successfully held in Beijing to promote Indonesian culture and seek economic cooperation between the two countries.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:57:24
  • Italy: 127 cultural relics from museum of Naples showcased in Beijing

    The opening ceremony of the exhibition of Ancient Greek and Roman Treasures in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy, debuted recently at the National Museum of Classic Books in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:28:45
  • Diplomats attend exhibition of 'Belt and Road' Cooperation in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology

    Diplomats from 12 countries' embassies and other Chinese and foreign guests gathered in Beijing's Palace Museum on September 28 to attend the launch of the Thriving for a Collaborative World: "Belt and Road" Cooperation in Cultural heritage and Archaeology event and exhibition.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:22:23
  • Solomon Islands to undoubtedly become a 'magnet' for investments from China: first Chinese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands

    Over the last four years, China-Solomon Islands cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has achieved fruitful results, bringing profound benefits to both nations. In a recent interview with the Global Times, the first Chinese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands expressed confidence in the future cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/9/26 16:19:40
  • Nepalese PM's visit to China set to further enhance relations

    Nepal adheres to the one-China policy and will never allow any activities that are detrimental to China's interests, said Nepalese Foreign Minister Narayan Prasad Saud in Beijing on Sunday.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/9/26 0:46:38
  • Exclusive: Nepal to maintain non-aligned policy in friendly relations with neighbors, hopes China's strengths will help bolster economy: Nepalese PM

    At the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Qiang, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda commenced his five-day state visit to China from September 23 to 30, his first visit to China since the start of his third term as the Prime Minister of Nepal. The 69-year-old is a legendary figure in Nepal. Born in a poor Brahmin farming family in Pokhara in 1954, he witnessed abject poverty in his youth. Determined to change his country's corruption and a ruling exploitative class, Prachanda embarked on a revolutionary path to transform Nepal's destiny.

    By Hu Yuwei and Bai Yunyi | 2023/9/25 21:29:31
  • Broad, constant growing cooperation between Uzbekistan and China within the BRI confirms both countries' great promising friendly ties: former Uzbek deputy PM

    Recently, Global Times reporters Lin Xiaoyi and Xia Wenxin (GT) interviewed former Uzbek deputy prime minister and former minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Saidmukhtar Saidkasimov (Saidkasimov) in Uzbekistan. The diplomat shared his views on how the BRI and Chinese wisdom have primed Central Asian countries to usher in a new era of development in the past decade.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Xia Wenxin inTashkent | 2023/9/17 19:08:01
  • Xi's footsteps in South Pacific region bear rich fruit of sustainable development

    As a Fijian proverb goes, "A bud will give birth to millions of fruit." In November 2014, while holding a group meeting with leaders of Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in Fiji, Chinese President Xi Jinping quoted this saying.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/9/14 19:07:34
  • Efforts should be made to foster dialogue to restore the golden era of China-UK relations: Alistair Michie

    Some observers believe that China-UK relations are at its lowest point, but Alistair Michie, secretary general of the British East Asia Council and winner of the Chinese Friendship Award Medal in 2013, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that he does not agree with this assessment. Instead, it would be highly desirable for all nations to have golden eras of understanding with China, Michie said, noting that one of the key issues is that a significant number of UK politicians are heavily influenced by the US. He also said that the UK should consider joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as well as other initiatives that can move both countries in a more positive direction. Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked with Michie to get his insightful opinions on China-UK relations, the BRI and more.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/9/7 13:51:18
  • China's wisdom, energy, win-win mindset appreciated by Indonesian people, creates model for global cooperation: Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia

    Editor's Note: The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is undergoing intensive joint commissioning and testing, paving the way for commercial operations scheduled to begin soon this year.

    By Hu Yuwei and Zhao Juecheng | 2023/9/6 20:43:50
  • Accusations of 'debt trap,' 'neocolonialism' have no market in Kenya

    Editor's Note: Over the last decade, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has yield fruitful achievements and greatly enriched China-Africa relations. As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the proposal of BRI, Global Times reporters Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing (GT) interviewed Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian (Zhou) and Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar Guo Xiaomei (Guo), to learn about their views on the BRI's achievements in the two African countries and their expectations for future cooperation.

    By Liu Xin | 2023/9/4 19:55:48
  • BRI adds new impetus to friendly exchanges between China, Madagascar

    Editor's Note: Over the last decade, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has yield fruitful achievements and greatly enriched China-Africa relations. As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the proposal of BRI, Global Times reporters Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing (GT) interviewed Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian (Zhou) and Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar Guo Xiaomei (Guo), to learn about their views on the BRI's achievements in the two African countries and their expectations for future cooperation.

    By Liu Xin | 2023/9/4 19:49:50
  • China will continue to support Afghanistan as it transitions from chaos to stability: Chargé d'Affaires of Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan

    Editor's Note: On August 30, 2021, with celebratory fireworks lighting up the Kabul night sky, the US completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending its 20-year presence in the country after its October 2001 invasion. Afghanistan has had two years to explore its own path for development. How has the Afghan interim government performed in solving the problems in Afghanistan? And how have China-Afghanistan relations developed? Global Times reporters Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing (GT) interviewed Dr. Zhao Haihan (Zhao), Chargé d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan, to get his views on these and other questions, for an exclusive report.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/29 19:23:50
  • China's globally shared wisdom in sand control a microcosm of ecological civilization construction: former Polish president

    "I am delighted to once again visit the Inner Mongolia, and witness a group of intelligent people in an intelligent nation utilizing high technology to develop their economy in the desert." The Ninth Kubuqi International Desert Forum (KIDF) was held from August 25 to 27, in Ordos, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Bronislaw Komorowski, the former president of Poland who was invited to attend the forum, shared his impressions about the event during an exclusive interview with the Global Times recently.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Yu Jiayin | 2023/8/28 20:22:45
  • China-ASEAN consensus has brought tangible benefits to 2 billion people, withstood multiple tests: Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN

    Editor's Note: Relations between China and the ASEAN have continued to improve since the establishment of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations in 1991. Over the last 30 years, the China-ASEAN relationship has achieved remarkable development and brought about tangible benefits for more than 2 billion people in 11 countries. China and the ASEAN have pursued the right path of long-standing good-neighborliness and friendship, and common development and prosperity. Recently, Global Times reporters Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Li Xuanmin (GT) interviewed the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Kao Kim Hourn (Kao), and Chinese Ambassador to the ASEAN, Hou Yanqi (Hou), in Indonesia, to get more insights from them on the future pathway of China-ASEAN political and economic relations.

    By Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Li Xuanmin in Indonesia | 2023/8/23 21:34:10
  • China, ASEAN gain greatly from each other as neighbors, friends, and partners: ASEAN Secretary-General

    Editor's Note: Relations between China and the ASEAN have continued to improve since the establishment of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations in 1991. Over the last 30 years, the China-ASEAN relationship has achieved remarkable development and brought about tangible benefits for more than 2 billion people in 11 countries. China and the ASEAN have pursued the right path of long-standing good-neighborliness and friendship, and common development and prosperity. Recently, Global Times reporters Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Li Xuanmin (GT) interviewed the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Kao Kim Hourn (Kao), and Chinese Ambassador to the ASEAN, Hou Yanqi (Hou), in Indonesia, to get more insights from them on the future pathway of China-ASEAN political and economic relations. The two diplomats highlighted China's important role as one of the key partners of the ASEAN that supports its community-building efforts. They expressed their belief that the bilateral cooperation enjoys a profound foundation, covers broad areas, and will continue to yield fruitful results.

    By Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Li Xuanmin in Indonesia | 2023/8/23 21:24:26
  • China plays a critical role within BRICS; GDI, GSI, GCI winning widespread support: African professor

    The 15th BRICS Summit, scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 22 to 24, has garnered substantial international attention. This summit holds significant importance in prompting discussions on various fronts. Within the BRICS framework, what role does China play? How do African people view the cooperation between China and Africa? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Zhao Juecheng (GT) in Johannesburg interviewed David Monyae (Monyae), director of the Center for Africa-China Studies at the University of Johannesburg, to delve into these crucial matters.

    By Xie Wenting and Zhao Juecheng in Johannesburg | 2023/8/21 21:51:05
  • High-quality BRI cooperation brings real benefits for Malaysia, says former envoy

    Noting that bilateral relations are at their historical best, former Malaysian ambassador to China Dato Abdul Majid said he hopes that China can cultivate more talent for Malaysia via high-quality Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation so as to further promote Malaysia-China ties in the next 50 years, in a recent interview with the Global Times in Kuala Lumpur.

    By Hu Yuwei in Kuala Lumpur | 2023/8/18 21:50:52
  • Emerging economies having bigger say in global affairs inevitable; G7 resurrection notion stupid: father of BRICS

    The 15th BRICS Summit will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 22 to 24, 2023. At this year's meeting, the feasibility of a common BRICS currency, the internationalization of the Chinese Yuan, the growth prospects of emerging economies such as China, and the role of the BRICS in global governance will be the focal points of discussion.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/8/17 20:15:46
  • BRI builds up connectivity for ASEAN prosperity

    Infrastructure facilities built under the BRI connect countries in the Southeast Asia region to the global supply chain, whether through maritime or overland transportation.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/17 18:15:23
  • Iranian Ambassador expresses optimism about Iran-Xinjiang cooperation, saying changes in Xinjiang over the last decade are remarkable

    The changes that have taken place in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, especially in the last decade, have been fundamental and astonishing. The construction of infrastructure in areas such as commerce, economy, transportation, agriculture, industry, trade, technology, energy, and culture has been remarkable, said Iranian Ambassador to China Mohsen Bakhtiar.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/8/14 21:50:12
  • Sri Lanka: Ambassador experiences traditional Chinese medicine treatment in Beijing

    Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Palitha Kohona visited the Beijing Hanyitang TCM Hospital on August 7 and praised traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as an attractive form of medical treatment.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 22:16:42
  • Singapore: Embassy celebrates 58th National Day in Beijing

    The 58th National Day of the Republic of Singapore and Singapore Armed Forces Day was held on August 4 in Beijing. Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Nong Rong attended the event and talked about China-Singapore relations with the Singaporean Ambassador to China Tan Hai Chuan. Tan expressed hopes to further enhance the bilateral relations between China and Singapore.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 22:11:33
  • Spain: Spanish exchange festival unveiled in Guangdong

    The Zhongshan and Spain Exchange Festival kicked off in South China's Guangdong Province on August 2 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Spain, and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of ties between Guangdong and the Spanish Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 22:08:00
  • Canada: Chengdu international food and culture carnival with Canada element

    The "Chengdu Panda International Food and Culture Carnival Canada: Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle" was held in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on August 2. The event allowed participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of Canada through different aspects such as cuisine, beverages, games and entertainment through brand promotion, food tasting, fitness dance and business exchanges.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 22:02:29
  • Foreign envoys visit Xinjiang, praising its stability and diverse culture

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized dozens of diplomatic envoys to visit Urumqi, Kashi and Aksu in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in early August. Foreign envoys had in-depth exchanges with residents from various ethnic groups and experienced the economic and social development of the region.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 21:54:28
  • The Netherlands: Sino-Dutch sports exchanges in Chongqing

    The Sino-Dutch sports exchanges and reception for the Dutch delegation to the Chengdu World University Games was successfully held on July 29 to celebrate the Sino-Dutch sports relations

    By Global Times | 2023/8/3 19:34:15
  • UAE: Embassy participates in the 2023 global esports conference

    The 2023 Global Esports Conference was held on July 28 in Shanghai focusing on opportunities and challenges in the development of the global esports industry. Abdulla Alnoaimi, commercial counselor of the United Arab Emirates Embassy in China made an address at the event. Relevant government officials, companies, business people, and gaming enthusiasts were also in attendance at the conference.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/3 19:31:49
  • Sri Lanka: Embassy launches the Belt and Road Ambassador Scholarship event

    The “Belt and Road Ambassador Scholarship” ceremony is held in Beijing, on July 26. Photo: Courtesy of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing The Embassy of Sri Lanka in China held a ceremony to launch the "Belt and Road Ambassador Scholarship," on July 26. The ceremony unveiled scholarships for Sino-Sri Lankan student exchanges in 2023, an evaluation work plan, timeframes of awarding recipients and details of financial support, and elected Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Palitha Kohona as the chairman of the Evaluation Committee. This activity aims to expand the humanistic exchanges and cooperation between China and Sri Lanka.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/3 19:28:09
  • Mexico: 8th Contemporary Mexican Film Cycle to kick off in three Chinese cities

    The 8th Contemporary Mexican Film Cycle will kick off in several Chinese cities, brining filmgoers and Mexican cultural enthusiasts in China six classic Mexican movies, the Global Times learned from Mexican Consulate General in Shanghai.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/3 19:23:04
  • Colombia: The Colombian National Day reception held in Beijing

    The Embassy of Colombia in China celebrated the country's National Day in Beijing, on July 27. The Colombian Ambassador Sergio Cabrera attended the event and expressed his willingness to maintain cultural exchanges with China.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/8/3 19:13:14
  • Building high-quality infrastructure, enhancing regional integration priorities in CPEC second phase: ambassador

    Editor's Note: China and Pakistan's “ironclad” friendship has long been characterized by strong diplomatic ties, economic cooperation and strategic collaboration. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as well as the 10th anniversary of the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project under the BRI. Over the last decade, the CPEC has achieved fruitful results which have not only deepened bilateral cooperation but also opened up new avenues for regional connectivity and economic development. What has the CPEC brought to Pakistan over the last decade? What will be prioritized in the next decade? On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the CPEC, Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked to Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque (Haque) on the development of the CPEC.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/8/3 19:10:53
  • Turkey celebrates 100th anniversary and investment reception at the embassy in Beijing

    The Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey held a reception at the Turkish Embassy in Beijing with the aim of boosting investment cooperation with China. The event, as a part of their "Turkish Century Investment Reception" series, saw more than 500 business people and investors from China's leading companies to attend.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 21:01:10
  • UAE Ambassador meets with Chinese Minister of Science and Technology

    The UAE Ambassador to China Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi met with the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang, on July 19, to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of science, technological development and innovation.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 20:57:46
  • Argentina National Day celebrated in Hong Kong to boost close cooperation

    The Argentine Consulate General in Hong Kong held the Argentina National Day Reception, on July 19. Argentine Ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja delivered a speech at the ceremony in which he said, "I looked forward to keeping close relations with the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao, and jointly boosting global development in the next 50 years."

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 20:53:58
  • Belgian National Day Reception held in Beijing

    The Embassy of Belgium invited Belgians and friends of Belgium in China to the ambassador's residence to celebrate the country's National Day on July 21, which also marked the 10th anniversary of HM King Philippe's accession to the throne.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 20:49:18
  • Foreign envoys visit China Railway Group, experiencing 'Chinese speed'

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized the fifth in a series of events titled "Diplomatic Envoys' Visits to State-owned Enterprises - a visit to China Railway Group," on July 25.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 20:43:37
  • China's economic devt ushers in opportunities for Nepal: diplomat

    The 68th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Nepal and China serves as an opportune moment to highlight the strong and amicable relations between the two countries, Chhabindra Parajuli, economy minister at the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview ahead of the anniversary.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/7/20 22:48:33
  • The Netherlands: Senior care industry exchanges between two countries

    A delegation from the Chinese senior care industry was invited by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Beijing, together with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Shanghai and the Task Force Health Care to visit the Netherlands to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the field of senior care.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:36:08
  • Thailand: ASEAN Family Day 2023 celebrated in Shanghai

    The Royal Thai Consulate General in Shanghai along with representatives of Thai-owned businesses operating in the city participated in the ASEAN Family Day 2023 celebrations, held on July 15, with the aim of building ASEAN family ties, strengthening mutual understanding, solidarity, and friendship among members of the ASEAN family, as well as promoting the role and awareness of ASEAN in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta (YRD).

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:33:07
  • Spain: Ambassador meets with NCPA president, seeking cooperation

    Spanish Ambassador to China Rafael Dezcallar met with the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) President Wang Ning on July 15 to facilitate in-depth exchanges of cultural and art organizations between China and Spain.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:28:17
  • South Africa: Unveiling of Chinese artwork at the Embassy

    The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Beijing hosted the unveiling ceremony of artwork donated to the Embassy on July 14.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:21:02
  • Italian Ambassador unveils artifact exhibition to promote cultural exchanges

    A highly anticipated exhibition titled "Civilizations of the Great Rivers," opened at the Ningbo Museum in East China's Zhejiang Province on July 6. The exhibition showcases a total of 200 cultural relics from four major museums in Italy and 13 cultural and heritage institutions in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:17:24
  • Italy: Tourist promotion event held in Beijing aiming at mutual exchanges between two countries

    A tourism promotion event was held at the Italian Cultural Center in Beijing, to help boost mutual exchanges between China and Italy. Italian Ambassador to China Massimo Ambrosetti addressed the event.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/13 22:03:19
  • Russia: Concert staged in Beijing to showcase Russian culture and promote exchanges

    The concert titled Echoes of Love staged in Lao She Theater in Beijing on July 7, brought the fascinating uniqueness of Russian music to the Chinese audience.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/13 21:58:52
  • Argentina: China-Argentina friendship exchange concert

    The Central Conservatory of Music held a China-Argentina Friendship Exchange Concert with the support of the Embassy of Argentina in China and the National University of the Arts in Argentina.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/13 21:55:27
  • South Africa: Ambassador attends the 2023 Global Youth Conference

    Siyabonga Cwele, South African Ambassador to China attended the 2023 Global Youth Conference from July 6 to 9, in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/13 21:09:58
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