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  • Xi Jinping opens BRICS Summit in Xiamen, asks members to shelve differences

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday asked BRICS members to shelve their differences and accommodate each other’s concerns by enhancing mutual trust and strategic communication, as he opened the 9th annual summit of the five member emerging economies. Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the opening ceremony of BRICS Summit in Xiamen called for mutual trust between member nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The opening ceremony of the three-day BRICS summit started with Brics Business Council amid a downpour triggered by typhoon Mawar which had caused widespread disruption to the summit preparations and the city’s traffic. The typhoon as well caused considerable disruption to the flights.
  • ACCA announces Belt & Road research at Shanghai conference

    CHINA, 2017/07/29 Following on from May’s Belt & Road Forum, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has today announced the launch of two new research papers into the impact of the Belt & Road initiative. The research project – which is being conducted with a range of partners inclunding Deloitte China, Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) – will examine how Belt & Road will affect the business infrastructure of China and a series of key economies along the proposed trade route. The research project is expected to last two years.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • President Xi calls on G20 to champion open world economy, foster new growth drivers

    CHINA, 2017/07/10 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on members of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies to champion an open world economy and a multilateral trade regime as world increase remains unsteady despite signs of recovery. Speaking at the annual G20 summit in Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, Xi as well called for concerted efforts in fostering new drivers for increase, promoting a additional inclusive increase and improving world economic governance. "We must remain committed to openness and mutual benefit for all so as to increase the size of the world economic 'pie'," said Xi, who is at the helm of the world's second-major economy.
  • Xi's attendance of G20 summit advances cooperation: Chinese FM

    CHINA, 2017/07/10 Chinese President Xi Jinping's attendance of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Hamburg on July 7-8 contributed to maintaining and advancing the group's cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Saturday. Working together with the other participants, Xi made efforts to promote positive evolution at the Hamburg summit on the basis of the G20's summit held last year in Hangzhou, China, and made new contributions to strengthening cooperation within the G20, promoting world economic increase and improving world economic governance, Wang said.
  • G20 Summit participants in Hamburg, Germany 2017.

    GERMANY, 2017/07/08 An EU proposition to impose sanctions on smugglers that bring migrants from Africa was opposed by Russia and China, officials involved in the G20 talks told EURACTIV. European Council President Donald Tusk circulated on Tuesday (4 July) part G20 members a document to back his proposition to impose UN sanctions on people smugglers. The idea was discussed by government envoys over the last few days and found “good support”, according to an official involved in the negotiations.
  • As Trump and Putin meet, US and Russia agree ceasefire for southwest Syria

    GERMANY, 2017/07/08 The US and Russia have agreed to a ceasefire for parts of Syria on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Jordan confirmed it was party to the accord due to begin at the weekend. It was only planned for half an hour, but it lasted for additional than two as US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Hamburg on Friday evening. "President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it's going very well," Trump told reporters, sitting alongside the Russian leader. "We've had some very, very good talks. ... We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned. And it's an honor to be with you," he said in reference to the Russian president.
  • South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Germany to Attend the G20 Leaders' Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/07 President Jacob Zuma has this morning, 06 July 2017, arrived in Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany to attend the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders' Summit which is scheduled to take place from 07 to 08 July 2017 under the theme "Shaping an Interconnected World". South Africa is one of the 19 member nations of the Group of 20 (G20) which, in addition to the European Union (EU), the 20th member, have been conference regularly since 1999 to discuss world economic policy coordination.
  • Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden

    CHINA, 2017/07/02 On June 26, 2017, President Xi Jinping met at the Great Hall of the People with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden. Xi Jinping welcomed Stefan Lofven to attend the Summer Davos Forum in China, and pointed out that Sweden was the initial Western country to forge diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. Shaping a healthy, stable and sustainable China-Sweden relationship not only meets the national interests of both nations, but as well helps promote a comprehensive development of China-Northern Europe cooperation and China-Europe relations.
  • Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Juha Sipilä of Finland

    CHINA, 2017/07/02 On June 26, 2017, President Xi Jinping met at the Great Hall of the People with Prime Minister Juha Sipilä of Finland. Xi Jinping welcomed Juha Sipilä to attend the Summer Davos Forum in China, and pointed out that during my national visit to Finland this April, both nations have formally confirmed the building of a next-oriented new-type cooperative partnership. This is not only the continuation of China-Finland traditional and friendly relations, but as well a strategic and long-term plan for the next development of bilateral relations.