China-EU cooperation needs of the times (Ambassador Essay)
In 1990, I, as a young diplomat to Brussels to attend the European Community for the Chinese translation training program organized. It was 上海品茶qq群 the first time I set foot on the continent of Europe, beautiful scenery, splendid culture, science and technology and the development of friendly people impressed me, remember.
2016, I came to Europe once again as an ambassador here has changed dramatically.
EC to replace the EU has 27 member states, the establishment of mechanisms of the Schengen area, such as the euro zone to promote the European integration process development. As the largest developed country of the Commonwealth, the European Union is playing an increasingly important role in the international arena. Links between China and the EU closer together.
China and the EU established diplomatic relations in 1975 from the date, China-EU trade grew by 250 times. EU 16 years to become China’s largest trading partner and China for many years to maintain the EU’s second largest trading partner.
In 1990, walking down the street in Brussels, rarely encountered tourists from China. Today, in addition to the new crown pneumonia epidemic spread of this special time, the personnel exchanges between the two-way EU-China nearly 8 million passengers per year, more than 600 weekly flights to and from China and Europe.
Central Europe from long-term and stable constructive partnership oriented toward the 21st century, to comprehensive partnership and then to comprehensive strategic partnership relations as rising, continue to broaden areas of cooperation.
The two sides established nearly 70 consultation and dialogue mechanisms covering political, economic, cultural, science and technology, energy, environment and so on.
China-EU cooperation has achieved so much development, the key is that it is in line with the interests of both needs.
China-EU cooperation to mutual benefit for the purpose of playing a positive role for the benefit of both peoples.
Only the promotion of employment, for example, from 2001 to 2018, EU exports to China% average annual growth rate, supported by about four million jobs. By the end of 2017, China set up direct investment enterprises in the European Union more than 2900, to create million jobs for the local.
The EU is China’s largest supplier of technology, China from Europe and the cumulative amount of technology import contracts in excess of $ 200 billion. China-EU cooperation in line with the world development trend.
Global issues era of economic globalization, climate change, terrorism, infectious diseases, cyber crime requires countries to strengthen cooperation to jointly cope with. Central Europe as the two forces, the two major markets, the two great civilizations, dialogue and cooperation of global significance.
A few years ago, the face of increasingly severe climate change, China and the EU to work together with all parties to reach a "Paris agreement" a milestone.
This year, the new crown pneumonia epidemic ravaged the world, China and the EU to support each other, help each other overcome difficulties.
Central European history and culture of different traditions, different social systems, but this should not be an obstacle to the development of bilateral relations.
No country in the world two identical, no two exactly the same pattern.
China advocates 上海足浴资源群 respect for the right of all countries to independently choose the social system and path of development, the diversity of the world and national differences into the vitality and power.
China and the EU there is no fundamental conflict of interest, cooperation than competition, consensus than differences.
This is an important prerequisite for the development of China-EU relations is good.
The world today is undergoing big changes for centuries No, the new crown pneumonia epidemic exacerbated the evolution of a large change in the situation. Under the new situation, China and the EU long-term perspective, deepen cooperation is particularly important. Not long ago, President Xi Jinping with Germany, EU leaders jointly held a video meeting, the two sides exchanged in-depth views on China-EU 上海高端工作室安排 relations, planning and direction for the next phase of China-EU relations, identify priority areas, demonstrating the confidence and determination to push forward China-EU relations to a higher level of . Over the past few years work experience in Europe so I am convinced that as long as both sides adhere to peaceful coexistence, openness and cooperation, adhere to multilateralism, adhere to dialogue and consultation, China-EU relations will line stability Zhiyuan, to enhance the well-being of the people of Central Europe, to world peace and development greater contributions. (The author is a Chinese Ambassador to Malta).