Commentary: A Trade War Won't Solve America's Problems
China does not want a trade war. But it will fight to protect the long-term interests of its people and to maintain order in the world trade system.
As the richest economies in the world, G7 countries can bring about far reaching systemic changes envisaged in the global agenda for sustainable development.
While the meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump was historic by all means, there is also mounting criticism and hand wringing from the US or, to a larger extent the Western mainstream experts, about the outcomes of the meeting.
China has already built 21 economic and trade cooperation zones. The SCO should achieve the target of completing SCO Free trade Agreement by 2020.
The stunning transformations the world has been watching in China are a showcase of what will gradually happen in many other emerging nations around the world, big and small, over the rest of this century.
The Shanghai Spirit, a code of conduct characterized by mutual trust and benefits, equality, respect for cultural diversity, and the pursuit of common development, remains the core principle of the group.
This year's Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qingdao has come to a close with sure signs of deepening regional coordination and new action plans for Eurasian security, economic and trade links and people-to-people exchanges among the member countries.
Culturally rich Shandong Province was the home of Confucius and was the cradle of Confucian culture. President Xi has drawn on ancient Chinese classics and Confucian texts in his promotion of world peace.
The SCO has also emerged as a powerful organization in terms of its ability to improve connectivity and boost economies, with increasing investment from China into the other member states estimated to have reached 80 billion U.S. dollars.
On May 13th, I arrived in Nairobi, the “green city in the sun”, and started my tenure as the 15th Chinese Ambassador to Kenya and Permanent Representative to the UNEP and the UN-Habitat.
It is expected that China will propose a SCO-FTA, which would represent significant progress in implementing the Shanghai Spirit that was defined by the foreign ministers of the SCO member states earlier this year in Beijing.
The SCO’s first great expansion came with the addition of Pakistan and India last year. As these two countries build their relations with China and Russia, the SCO provides a forum for communication about their disputes.
Besides its importance from the point of view of international security, there are economic reasons to follow the meeting of the SCO. Argentina will hold the presidency of the G-20 this year, an important multilateral forum that includes three member states of the SCO – Russia, China, and India.
The BRICS summit, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), One Belt One Road… the number of initiatives by China to shape Asia and the world is growing, and it may be difficult to see the relationship between them
The 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao, to be chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping, is an important event for Eurasia.
The SCO has increasingly become a platform for countries in the region to cooperate on security, economic, and cultural matters.
The common dilemma for regional institutions is to promote either wider or deeper integration, as taking on more members makes it more difficult to find common ground.
The SCO's "Shanghai Spirit" of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for cultural diversity, and the pursuit of common development is a strong foundation on which to build partnerships.
The initial basis of the SCO was security cooperation. "The 'three evil forces' of extremism, terrorism, and separatism still pose a huge threat to Central Asia.