Around 270 representatives of think tanks and media organizations from 99 countries gathered in Shanghai on November 6 and 7 for the second Hongqiao International Economic Forum on China's 70-year Development and the Building of a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind, to discuss the significance for the world of China's road to prosperity over the last 70 years and celebrate the success of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Cities should serve their citizens and it takes efforts from the whole society to cultivate amicable cities so that people can feel more secure and happier, experts noted at a seminar in Beijing on Tuesday."The project of discovering amicable cities along the Silk Road has drawn attention from all over the world since it was launched in January," Liu Zhiqin, head of Silk Road City Institute said at the seminar. The standard for amicable cities has been widely acknowledged, which is the city's performance in areas of security, stability, health and comfort.
The two sides should build an all-round cooperation pattern, carry out the construction of a trans-Himalayan connectivity network, and expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields, Xi said. The new relationship, featuring development and prosperity and dubbed a 'trans-Himalaya' friendship, shows that Nepal has realized that China is a significant partner that could help it realize its development prospects, especially economic development.
Do you think China is a threat to the world? Western scholars and media have said "yes" to the question, as they track China's rise as a global power in world economy and international affairs. In 2018, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said China "has chosen economic aggression" and has in turn "emboldened its growing military.” Netizens also expressed their concern online, as they see China as a threat in two main areas: its economic influence and its expanding military power.
Much has been written recently in the Western media about China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Numerous Western think-tanks have devoted units of their establishments to study the BRI. And even many of those individuals and institutions that have taken a positive view of the project (and many have not), there is still an undertone of suspicion that somehow, for all the good it has achieved, it is still motivated primarily by Chinese political interests and should, therefore, be approached cautiously.
The BRI is mainly a geo-economic initiative, but there are many ongoing debates on its geo-economic and geostrategic implications. One can observe the geo-economic aspects of the initiative in the report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October 2017, from which we understand that the BRI has implications that will affect not only the region but global dynamics as well. On a smaller scale, the BRI is one of the concrete measures to balance regional development together with the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and the Yangtze Economic Belt. On a larger scale, the BRI paves the way in opening China further to the world through trade routes running eastward and westward, across land and overseas.
One is that China is not the original source of the virus. China is the first country to suffer the virus outbreak, it is first point. Second is no matter the criticism all China brain cannot solve the problems, cannot help us to against the coronavirus, cannot promote the relationship between China and your country, and cannot promote to ask for China’s help in the future. Just my initial point.