Already the SCO has become the world's largest regional platform in terms of representation, especially after the inclusion of Pakistan, with the world's 6th largest population, and India, with the 2nd largest.
During his time in Tokyo, Wang Yi co-chaired the fourth China-Japan High-level Economic Dialogue with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. The meeting is the first in eight years.
The important aspect of this review parade was that more than half of the ships and submarines involved in the parade had been delivered to the Navy since late 2012, when the 18th CPC National Congress was held.
Sino-US relations were built upon cooperation and US adherence to the One China Policy and under President Trump both pillars of the relationship seem to be receiving blows.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's press conference came at a very important juncture in time as China has entered the new era and this year's political season in China is ushering in change, thus making it important to showcase the country's foreign policy.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has presented the government work report in which he sketched the achievements made over the past five years and emphasized the targets for this year.
President Xi’s vision for Belt and Road Initiative is to boost world trade through an interconnected world, while creating a win-win scenario for all. The inauguration of the first Gwadar Free Zone is an example of the realization of President Xi’s vision.
It is true that both sides have taken a series of confidence building measures and made goodwill gestures in the recent past thus one can hope for the relations to take a turn for the better following Kono’s visit as it too is a part of the confidence building measures.
The joint expedition includes Pakistani scientists along with Chinese experts who embarked upon this endeavor from Karachi port. The research vessel will go over the multi-channel seismic zone within the Makran trench.
The world knows now the gap between what Mr. Trump has said regarding China as compared to what his actions have been regarding China. His actions significantly differ from his words. Monday's speech follows the same trend.
Under the leadership of President Xi with bolstered R&D spending, China has significantly augmented its missile defense umbrella consisting of radars, the JL-1A and JY-27A, which are designed to address the ballistic missile threat.
The theme for this year’s conference focuses primarily on “digital economy” and for any economy to gain advancements; trade and connectivity with other economies is paramount.
Vietnam and China ties have witnessed ups and down in the past, but one thing has remained on a constant trend of gaining momentum and that is the trade between the two countries.
Bilateral relations between China and South Korea were booming a year ago, and China became South Korea's largest trading partner. This blossoming relationship came to a halt due to the installation of the US-made THAAD missile defense platform in South Korea.
According to a report by the RAND Corporation, “Over the past two decades, China's PLA has transformed itself from a large but antiquated force into a capable, modern military.”
China has come a long way in a very short time and the best part is that, it is predicted to go even further with the overhauling of its engine in the form of reforms and the Belt and Road initiative.