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· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Beijing Summit Gave Wings to China-Africa Cooperation(2018-09-15)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at "Vision China" Hosted by China Daily: Further Reform and Opening Up Creates a Brighter Future(2018-09-14)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launching Ceremony of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Share the Opportunities of the Belt and Road Initiative and Create a Splendid Future for the China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-09-11)
· The Sunday Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Beijing Summit a milestone for China and Africa(2018-09-03)
· The Daily Mail Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Why global Britain must look towards China after Brexit(2018-08-30)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled EU and China should join hands on free trade(2018-08-25)
· The Financial Times Publishes A Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled "Brics countries show the world and the US the benefits of globalisation"(2018-08-22)
· The Financial Times Carries Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Article: Harmony in Xinjiang Is Based on Three Principles(2018-08-22)
· The China Daily published a signed article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming entitled A Shared Future for the World Benefits All Nations(2018-07-31)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception Marking the 91st Anniversary of the People's Liberation Army: Safeguard Peace and Promote Development(2018-07-27)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Fifth China Economic Symposium Held by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business: Uphold Openness and Inclusiveness for Win-Win Cooperation(2018-07-20)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launch Ceremony for AVIC Cabin Systems: Deliver Win-Win Results for China-UK Cooperation on Aviation(2018-07-17)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the 2018 Hainan Free Trade Zone (London) Promotion: A New High Ground of Reform and Opening up, A New Contribution to China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-07-14)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Thomson Reuters Event: Unlocking the Belt and Road Investment Opportunity: Sow the Seeds of "Golden Fruits" for the Belt and Road Initiative(2018-07-12)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Hong Kong Association Committee Lunch: Seize the opportunities to Write a New Chapter for China-UK Relations(2018-07-11)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Huddersfield: Devote Your Youthful Vigour to China-UK Cooperation(2018-07-10)
· The Sunday Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled The trade war reveals three conflicts of views(2018-07-09)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Annual Lunch of the Board of Directors of RIT Capital Partners: China is an Opportunity for Win-Win Cooperation(2018-07-06)
· The Guardian Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled China will not tolerate US military muscle-flexing off our shores(2018-06-28)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled The 'Shanghai Spirit' is blazing a trail for a new style of international cooperation(2018-06-23)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the China(Shenzhen)-UK(London) Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference: Stay at the Forefront of Reform and Opening up, and Contribute to China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-06-12)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Confucius is key to China-UK friendship(2018-06-07)
· Keynote Speech by H. E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the 2018 "Young Icebreakers" 10th Anniversary Dinner: Break the Ice through Inclusive Cooperation(2018-06-05)
· The China Global Television Network reports on Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's speech at Asia House(2018-05-24)
· Remarks by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the opening of the Wuhan Water Garden at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show: Appreciate the charm and beauty of China(2018-05-21)
· Keynote Speech by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Asia House: China: A Responsible Country and An Opportunity to All(2018-05-21)
· Remarks by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Official Transfer Ceremony of the New Diplomatic Premises of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the UK: New Era, New Premises, New Goals(2018-05-18)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at Bloomberg: A More Open China Heralds A More Beautiful Spring(2018-05-09)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Scottish Chamber of Commerce Dinner: Uphold Free Trade and Lead the Trend of Openness and Connectivity(2018-05-04)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the University of St Andrews: Ever to be Open, Ever to Excel(2018-05-03)
· Links between China and Shetland are strengthened(2018-05-03)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launch of Confucius Classroom at Mid Yell Junior High School, Shetland Islands: Wave Your Magic Wand to Contribute a New Chapter to China-UK "Golden Era"(2018-05-02)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Event of "Guizhou Going Global - the United Kingdom": Advance Guizhou-UK Cooperation in the "Golden Era"(2018-04-26)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the City Week 2018: Harvest More "Golden Fruits" for China and UK through Open and Inclusive Cooperation on Belt and Road Initiative(2018-04-25)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled A More Open China Helps the Whole World(2018-04-24)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Conferring Ceremony of the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad: Be There for Your Country(2018-04-20)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Opening Ceremony of the Seminar on "China in the New Era": Understanding China in the New Era is Key to Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind(2018-04-13)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Launch of the Multi-language Editions of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China (Volume II): Chinese Wisdom and Global Vision(2018-04-13)
· The Guardian Published a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Criticizing the US for Provoking Trade Conflicts with China(2018-04-12)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Through Open Cooperation, We Can Protect Intellectual Property Rights(2018-04-07)
· The Financial Times Publishes A Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled "Europe and China must unite against protectionism"(2018-03-30)
· The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Consultation, Contribution and Shared Benefits -- the Golden Principles of BRI(2018-03-27)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Peking University 120th Anniversary Overseas Celebrations and the Inauguration of Peking University HSBC Business School UK Campus: New Heights, Grander Sights(2018-03-26)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Opening Ceremony of the 17th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students UK Regional Final: One World, One Family: Building A Bridge of Friendship and Cooperation(2018-03-25)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese Investor Reception Held by London & Partners: China Offers Opportunities for Greater Openness and Cooperation(2018-03-22)
· Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Sixth Annual CBBC China Business Conference: A Promising New Era for China-UK Business Cooperation(2018-03-15)
· The China Daily published a signed article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming entitled 40 years of achievements spur us on in new era(2018-03-10)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Reception of the Royal Shakespeare Company: Seize New Opportunities to Achieve New Success(2018-03-08)
· Speech by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese New Year Dinner by the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association: Cherish New Expectations and Forge a New Future(2018-03-02)
· Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the Chinese for Labour Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2018: Enhance Communications between Political Parties for Closer China-UK Cooperation(2018-03-01)
The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Entitled Beijing Summit Gave Wings to China-Africa Cooperation
2018/09/15

On 14 September 2018, the website of the Daily Telegraph published a signed article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming entitled Beijing Summit Gave Wings to China-Africa Cooperation. The full text is as follows:

When leaders of more than 50 African countries gathered in Beijing in early September, people here in Britain watched with great interest. The attention was very much on Africa’s development and its relations with China as this grand Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation focused on joint efforts for common prosperity. British media carried many reports and comments. What were the outcomes of this Summit and how significant are they?

First, the Summit highlights the perfect match between the development strategies of China and Africa. The summit rolled out eight major initiatives on industrial promotion, infrastructure connectivity, trade facilitation, green development, capacity building, health care, people-to-people exchange, and peace and security. These will be the focal points for China-Africa cooperation in the next three years. The goals of these initiatives match those of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, and the national development strategies of African countries. They also echo the values and priorities of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Like concentric circles, Chinese and African efforts to implement these agendas and initiatives hinge upon a centre point: the strengths of China and the advantages of Africa complement and reinforce each other. These efforts in turn enable African countries to take advantage of the opportunities and successes of the Belt and Road Initiative to achieve industrialisation and modernisation as well as economic and social transformation and integration of the African continent.

Contrary to criticisms that China in its cooperation with African countries does not take into consideration the reality on the ground, China has always given priority to the needs and wants of Africa as a true friend and equal-footed partner would do.

A good example is the Mombasa-Nairobi railway. The facility from the colonial period is becoming a bottleneck in the development of Kenya and holding back pan-African connectivity. China helped Kenya build a modern standard gauge railway linking Mombasa and Nairobi, which boosted Kenya’s GDP by 1.5 percent and cut regional logistics costs by 14 to 40 percent. This is a project close to the heart of the local people because it addresses their real needs.

Second, the Beijing Summit has upgraded the win-win cooperation between China and Africa. In its cooperation with Africa, China has always been a sincere friend who focuses on results and never sacrifices the greater good for material interests. These are the principles that underpin the eight major initiatives adopted at the Beijing Summit and help ensure that the projects thereunder are first of all concrete and substantial rather than being mere show pieces. From trade and economic cooperation zones to key connectivity projects, from greater imports from Africa to e-commerce cooperation, every penny invested should count.

High quality is another priority. Economic and social return and debt sustainability are always high on China’s list in its cooperation with Africa. China emphasises high-efficiency development and helps Africa with infrastructure improvement and capacity-building in order to attract investments. At the Beijing Summit, China pledged to support investment-construction-operation or other models of infrastructure development in Africa as well as set up a centre of China-Africa innovation cooperation and help Africa with human resource training. These concrete measures will enable Africa to improve its capacity for independent and sustainable development and achieve a virtuous cycle of economic and social development.

The top priority is people. A large number of the outcomes of the Summit are in the areas of poverty alleviation, healthcare, people-to-people exchange and environmental protection. They focus mainly on the wellbeing of the African people, especially young people, women and children, and are aimed at delivering more tangible social benefit.

Third, this Summit has pooled positive energy for international development and global governance. An African saying reads, if you want to go fast, walk alone; and if you want to go far, walk together. China-Africa cooperation is aimed at going far; it is open and inclusive. At the Beijing Summit, China called on the international community to pay more attention to Africa, increase investment and support the peace and development of the continent. With the consent of the African countries, China-Africa cooperation is open to third parties from outside Africa who want to share the opportunities and achieve win-win results. China does not seek a sphere of influence for itself nor to export its model. As one of Africa’s global partners, we believe that Africa needs more diverse partners, who in turn should respect the sovereignty of Africa and honour their commitments.

The Beijing Summit is a timely response to the surging trend against globalisation and multilateralism, and the rising challenges to international cooperation and global governance. President Xi Jinping proposed at the Summit to build a China-Africa community with a shared future that features joint responsibility, win-win cooperation, happiness for all, common cultural prosperity, common security and harmony between man and nature. This proposal calls on China and Africa to pool their strengths to work for common development, and oppose exclusion so as to contribute their wisdom and solutions to global governance.

Nelson Mandela once said, "We stand at the dawn of an African century, a century where Africa will take its rightful place among the nations of the world."

The world is experiencing changes unprecedented in a century. In this world, China's development will create more opportunities for Africa and Africa's development will add new driving forces to the development of China. China-Africa cooperation will also open up more prospects for partners from all over the world. The Beijing Declaration and the Beijing Action Plan adopted at the Summit has given wings to the win-win cooperation and common development of China and Africa in the new era. China-Africa friendly cooperation will produce more golden fruits for the Chinese and African people and the people of the world.

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