In the 42 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, the two countries have shared ups and downs, making unforeseen achievements not only bringing enormous benefits to the people of both countries, but also promoting world peace, stability, and prosperity.
Before the China-US high-level meeting in Alaska, many reporters asked me about my expectations. My answer to them was simple: "I expected nothing, but it's always a good thing as long as the two sides are still meeting with each other." As anticipated, there was no photo of smiling and shaking hands, no joint statements at the first strategic dialogue between China and the US since US President Joe Biden took office. And the world seemed to be left with only a tit-for-tat confrontation between the two countries as their news.
On March 20th, at the invitation of the Vietnamese Embassy to China, Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China(RDCY), Deputy Dean and Professor of Silk Road School, also a Researcher of the Financial Research Center of the Counsellor Office of the State Council, joined forces with Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Brunei, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and other ten ASEAN ambassadors to China and senior diplomats to interpret China’s 14th Five-Year Plan and hot issues at home and abroad, and had about three hours of in-depth exchanges. The event was hosted by the Vietnamese ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Pham Sao Mai.
Scholars from China and the U.S. expounded their views on bilateral relations from different perspectives at a webinar on March 12. They agreed that the two sides should be committed to benign and healthy competition, and there is potential for the two countries to work jointly in many areas and improve global governance.
On March 10, 2021, the Seminar on “Growth in Crisis: Assessment of the BRI Progress during the Covid-19 Epidemic” Online Conference hosted by Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY) was successfully held. RDCY Executive Dean Wang Wen, RDCY Associate Researcher Guo Fangzhou, Director of the "Belt and Road" Strategic Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Liu Weidong, Executive Dean of the Belt and Road School of Beijing Normal University Hu Biliang, Deputy Dean of the Institute of Area Studies at Peking University (PKUIAS) Zhai Kun, Deputy Director of the Research Center for Regional Coordinated Development of Zhejiang University Dong Xuebing, and RDCY senior fellow Wang Yiwei gave their keynote speeches. Director of Cooperative Research Department of RDCY Liu Ying moderated this online conference.
Uzbekistan, one of the world's leading cotton exporters, sent a high-level delegation earlier this week to the Chinese-invested Gwadar Port in Pakistan to look for logistics opportunities that might help it export its cotton, the Global Times has learned.