May 05 , 2019
The 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was concluded after three days of high-level talks in Beijing. To evaluate the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China Focus interviewed Koh King Kee, President of the Centre for New Inclusive Asia (CNiA) and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya. Mr. Koh said this harmony in diversity is the bedrock of a community of shared destiny because we can keep our different culture and different political systems, but we have a common goal of improving the economic well-being of people of the world. Looking forward, China must take heed of some of the constructive criticisms and views to improve itself in terms of how it can communicate better. CNiA is a non-government think tank based in Malaysia, which focuses on China, ASEAN development and changes in Asia. The Belt and Road is one of research fields. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Research Cooperation was signed by ANBOUND and CNiA on April 26. >>
In the past 40 years of reform and opening-up, rural income in China has continuously been improved in light of the living standard and the number of poor people decreased drastically. The country is now moving towards the elimination of poverty. However, there are certain some issues in its poverty alleviation, particularly those regarding to rural revitalization. ANBOUND researchers suggest the Chinese authorities shall work on achieving institutional welfare, rather than adopt the project-based approach. Without the systematic social guarantee, poverty alleviation would still leave many poor communities in the dark and be unable to aid all of them. >>
The Greater-China Economic Interaction Community is a mutually supportive, closely linked Community that has a tremendous impact on the world market space. ANBOUNDĄ¯s Chief Researcher Mr. Chen Gong pointed out that such Community not only emphasizes on the accumulation of economic scale, but also the mutual support of the economy and its influence. The complementarity of industrial chains and resources is also an important factor. However, this impact is currently still insufficient to challenge the U.S.'s dominant influence on the global market for the foreseeable future. >>
The Mueller Report is the official report documenting the findings and conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, particularly involving President Donald Trump's alleged involvements with Russia. There are many news reports on the Mueller Report'. Therefore, amongst such a cacophony of opinions, what are the truth and key points? ANBOUND researchers summarized the most important elements here. >>
A shorter negative list for foreign investment will be released in the first half of the year to expand market access for foreign investors. On April 29, Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen, also deputy China International Trade Representative, told a press conference that the ministry was collaborating with relevant departments to further trim the negative list and optimize investment environment for foreign-funded companies. >>
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