On a fine April morning, the streets of the capital of Uzbekistan changed: 400 new Chinese electric buses and large-capacity buses immediately left for routes in Tashkent. Bright, modern, they immediately attracted the attention of the townspeople, they liked it.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is gearing up to host the highly anticipated China-Central Asia Summit on May 18 and 19 in the ancient city of Xian, Shaanxi Province. The upcoming China-Central Asia Summit — the first of its kind — has all the ingredients a major event on the global political calendar, with the presence of leaders from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The ancient Chinese city of Xian will soon host the first China-Central Asia Summit. Xian, the starting point of the Silk Road, is a vivid testament to the profound connections between the people of our region. Therefore, the decision to hold the first-ever China-Central Asia Summit here is imbued with deep symbolic resonance.
The world economy is increasingly shifting into a different growth mode with South-South cooperation becoming particularly prominent in driving the performance of the global economy. Some of the events in recent years that highlighted this trend were the notable acceleration in South-South trade and investment, a rising number of countries aiming to join BRICS, the expansion in the membership of the BRICS New Development Bank, and the rising number of countries joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The upcoming China-Central Asia Summit will be held on May 18 and 19 in Xian, Shaanxi Province, and will be chaired by President Xi Jinping. At China’s invitation, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan, President Sadyr Japarov of Kyrgyzstan, President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan will be attending the summit.
China’s value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, went up 5.6 percent year on year in April, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday.
More than 2,100 years ago, Zhang Qian set off from what is now the northwestern Chinese city of Xi’an as an envoy of Han Dynasty. He braved a world of uncertainties and traveled westward through harsh terrain to Central Asia.
he two-day inaugural summit between China and Central Asia will be presided over by President Xi Jinping, the Chinese foreign ministry announced.
China’s foreign trade grew at a faster pace in the first four months of the year amid uncertain external demand, trade risks and other challenges.
During the May Day holiday weekend, which ended last Wednesday, 9.1 million people visited the Chinese capital, up 6.6 percent. more than pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The increase in annual terms was 198.2 percent, the municipal department of culture and tourism said on Thursday, Xinhua News Agency reported.