Shafei Moiz Hali Dr. Shafei Moiz Hali studied at George Mason University, Virginia, USA and specialized in the field of International Commerce and Policy. He did his PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China specializing in Chinese foreign policy focusing on the Belt and Road Initiative and energy issues. Currently Dr. Hali is working as an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad, Pakistan.

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WIC: A ride on China’s express train of digital economic development

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. 

President Xi’s visit boosts Sino-Vietnamese ties to a new high

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. 

Sino-South Korean Ties Stabilizing to Boost Trade, Peace and Cooperation

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.

Xi’s sets year 2035 as deadline to revolutionize national defense

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.” 

Xi’s Report at the 19th National Congress Aiming at Creating China into a Great Modern Socialist Country

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.