Uruguay is an “excellent” example of how BRI cooperation can be very positive, said Fernando Lugris, Uruguayan Ambassador to China. “We have [witnessed] an increase of more than 50% in our trade since we joined the initiative,” he said, adding that cooperation projects are fiscally responsible and rooted in Uruguayan values. “We have zero debt with China. So we are an example that we can join the initiative and we can contribute with our own principles and specificities.” Check out the full interview.
Georgia has emerged as a gateway between Europe and Asia and is ready to play a more important role in the Belt and Road Initiative, said Archil Kalandia, Georgian Ambassador to China. “We are ready to be involved with our port infrastructure, with our railway infrastructure, with our highway infrastructure, to play a more important role in Belt and Road Initiative,” he said. Georgia was one of the first signatories to the BRI, officially signing a memorandum of cooperation with China in 2015.
“Although our two countries are geographically far apart, our two peoples are close in hearts,” Maja Stefanovic, Serbian Ambassador to China said in fluent Chinese. Serbia is an important link of the Belt and Road (BRI) and has numerous ongoing infrastructure projects with China. Check out her full interview on the BRI’s impact in Serbia.
Armenia is one of the first countries to welcome the Belt and Road Initiative. Sergey Manassarian, the Armenian ambassador to China, says the BRI is more than a business program. The BRI is a unique program with the main purpose of establishing a justified world, creating the possibility for all countries to develop, and for achieving a shared future, he said.
What is “democracy in China”? How are the businesses and the people involved in the “whole process democracy”? Do they find themselves relevant and engaged? With these questions in mind, our host Ivan has an interview with Li Minghua, member of the CPPCC, and Bian Jinping, expert from the CPPCC Expert Pool for the Deliberation and Administration of State Affairs. Ivan makes a field visit to China Telecom, a leading telecommunications company in the country, and exchanges insights with Harvey Dzodin, senior fellow from the Center for China & Globalization.
Professor Liu was teaching at a university before, now she is working in a village in Inner Mongolia to help local people develop cultural industry and tourism. She is lovingly recognized by local people as their leader for cultural affairs. How did this accomplished?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a thousand-year-long history in treating pandemic diseases. In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic most recently, TCM has impressed the world with the magic it has unfurled. While many Westerners are marveled at the power to cure of TCM, they still find it a bit mysterious. After all, compared with Western medicine, TCM is based on widely different philosophies, culture and theories. What is exactly the magic of TCM? We’ve had an interview with Zhang Boli, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and master of traditional Chinese medicine. Let’s unveil the mystery and dive into the world of Chinese medicine.
The rising Guangdong-HongKong-Macao Greater Bay Area is an important window for China to further its opening-up policies. Apart from an open and inclusive business environment, the Greater Bay Area also entices people with its charming culture, which brings us to the popular Cantonese food. How does the burgeoning pre-made food go global from the Great Bay Area? Let’s find out!
During the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there were some international people who fought for the Chinese revolution and national liberation and participated in building the new China. Gladys Yang, a British translator, with her husband Yang Xianyi, another renowned literary translator, rendered in English an astonishing number of works of Chinese literature. It was this couple that brought accurate and elegant translation of China’s classics to audience abroad and made them know more about this ancient civilization. This episode will tell you this couple’s story in China.
During the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there were some international people who fought for the Chinese revolution and national liberation and participated in building the new China. Sidney Shapiro was an American-born lawyer, translator, actor and writer who lived in China from 1947 to 2014. This former lawyer became one of the most respected translators in China, and used his work to help forge stronger ties between his birth-country, the US, and his homeland, China.
During the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there were some international people who fought for the Chinese revolution and national liberation and participated in building the New China. For centuries, leprosy or Hansen’s disease has been a scorn on the world’s public health and China was once a common ailment suffering from leprosy. Today’s China has officially eliminated the disease, thanks in part to the work of a Lebanese-American doctor, one who would go on to become the first foreigner to obtain Chinese citizenship. His name was Shafick George Hatem. The mini documentary “My Bond and My Country” will tell you Hatem’s story in China.
During the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there were some international people who fought for the Chinese revolution and national liberation and participated in building the New China. Richard Frey was one of such legends. He was acknowledged as an outstanding member of the CPC, the founding father of Chinese penicillin, and a doctor who saved thousands of lives. The mini documentary “My Bond and My Country” will tell you how Frey’s life was changed in China.
With Shenzhou-14 astronauts successfully entering the Mengtian lab module of China’s space station Tiangong on Nov. 3, 2022, the construction of the country’s space station steps into the final stage. In the past decade, China has made breakthroughs in its manned space program. Let’s have a look!
China?has made remarkable progress in?transport?construction from highways, high-speed railways to?civil aviation. A group of animated infographics will tell you how significant the progress is.
China has made rapid progress in Artificial intelligence (AI) in recent years featured by wide AI usage, the expanding market size and booming AI-related research. AI is key to future growth and China is ready to ride the innovation wave. Check the data story below to have a closer look.
Over the past five years, transport in China has witnessed remarkable growth and expansion in many ways — the high-speed railway network becoming the world’s largest one, bridges breaking more geographical barriers, more cities developing their subway systems, and air travel becoming an affordable option for common people. Check this video for more data and facts.
As one of the first countries to have effectively controlled coronavirus, China has taken the lead in COVID-19 vaccine research and development. On the final day of 2020, China announced it had granted conditional marketing authorization for its first self-developed COVID-19 vaccine and would be made free of charge for all Chinese citizens. China is now trying to help people all over the world by making its coronavirus vaccine a “global public good”, one that is accessible and affordable for everyone, especially the developing world. China is speaking wholeheartedly with its actions!
As the COVID-19 outbreak is still raging, the 3rd CIIE has become a more valuable market opportunity to the world amid a pandemic recession. Over 2,600 companies worldwide, including both old friends of the past two expos and new comers, flocked to the expo this year. China Focus’s editorial writer Thomas Scott-Bell is in Shanghai now for the expo. Let’s follow him to see the cool gadgets which can tell us about what our future is going to look like.
Xinjiang is a place of magic and mystery, full of breath-taking scenery, diverse cultures and amazing food. Join China Focus as it takes its own journey west to Discover Xinjiang and its many un-earthed secrets. First up is a quest to find the tastiest and most desirable treats at the International Bazaar in Urumqi.
Thaiwoo Ski Resort is one of the most famous ski resorts in Chongli, Zhangjiakou. It covers an area of 40 square kilometers and has about 200 planned ski trails which will be used for the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events during the WinterOlympics in 2022! Providing the best snow runs, snow, mountain views, shops and restaurants you could ask for, Thaiwoo is definitely a paradise for skiers!