Xi's Central Asia trip aimed at common development, all-win cooperation
Updated: 2013-09-15 03:15
At the G20 summit, Xi called on major countries to adopt responsible macroeconomic policies and improve global economic governance to maintain and promote the openness of the world economy.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said China has followed a principle of balance and win-win results in its cooperation with its partners. Xi's proposal at the G20 summit was constructive and has been praised by related parties, he said.
Macharia Munene, a lecturer on International Relations at the Nairobi-based United States International University, noted that Xi called for efforts to maintain a free, open and non-discriminatory multilateral trade system, to improve global investment rules, and to allocate resources more efficiently by encouraging rational flow of capital. China's stance is of great significance in solving issues facing developing countries, said Munene.
Hailing Xi's remarks as important and comforting, Mohammed Saqib, secretary general of India-China Economic and Cultural Council, said Xi's suggestion is essential for the G20 to boost trade and investment as well as financial security in the region.
"I think the G20 is a very important platform, lacking leadership. China should be more proactive in the G20," he added.
Evaldo Alves, a professor with the Brazilian Getulio Vargas Foundation, said China and other BRICS countries demanded at the G20 summit that developed countries shoulder faithfully their responsibilities for the global economy. The relevant requirements of emerging economies were reflected in the final statement of the summit, he noted.
Good neighborly relations
Xi's visits opened a new chapter in China's relations with the four Central Asian countries. His proposal to build a Silk Road economic belt was welcomed by relevant countries.
The Kazakhstanskaya Pravda newspaper commented that cooperation between Kazakhstan and China is comprehensive and balanced, and that the meeting between the two countries' leaders marked a milestone for cooperation.
It quoted Serik Sultangali, general director of KazTransGas company, as saying that the China-Kazakhstan gas pipeline is a link in the great Silk Road economic belt and that the pipeline will bring pragmatic benefits for his country.
Jakov Berger, chief researcher of the Far East Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, said Xi's visits set a positive tone for China's relationships with the four nations and strengthened cooperation in the fight against the "three evil forces."
The "three evil forces" pose threat to all countries. Therefore, Xi's visits have strengthened security cooperation between China and Central Asia countries, which will boost security and stability in the region, Berger added.
Xi's visit to Kyrgyzstan showed that the new Chinese leadership will continue to develop mutually beneficial cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the new situation, said Tabaldiyev, director of Kyrgyzstan's National Information Agency Kabar. The visit reassured that bilateral trade and economic relations will be promoted to a new level, he added.
Uzbekistan's official news agency commented that both Uzbekistan and China cherish political, economic and cultural cooperation, and have common ideas on various international and regional affairs, including the fight against the "three evil forces."
The Neutral Turkmenistan Newspaper said the meeting between the two countries' leaders helped consolidate the achievements of cooperation and lifted bilateral ties to a new height. Turkmenistan is proud of its relationship with China, and sees the ties as an important factor to guarantee stability and development in Eurasia, it said.
French daily Le Figaro spoke highly of Xi's idea of Silk Road economic belt. Infrastructure construction in the region may create a market that covers 3 billion people, it said.