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China and Cambodia have agreed to expand bilateral ties.

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On Sunday, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn agreed to strengthen bilateral ties.

During a meeting with Prak Sokhonn, Wang stated that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, he and Sokhonn had met three times in less than a year, showing the importance and exceptional nature of bilateral relations.

He stated that China will continue to strongly support Cambodia in preserving its national sovereignty and dignity, combatting COVID-19, expanding its economy, and playing a larger role in regional and international forums. Both parties should coordinate bilateral cooperation in all areas, therefore accelerating the high-level development of China-Cambodia relations.

Wang stated that China will continue to assist Cambodia in combating the COVID- 19 outbreak by sending vaccinations and other resources. He stated that China will increase its purchases of Cambodian agricultural products, thereby accelerating Cambodia’s industrialization and economic development.

He expressed his hope that the China-Cambodia free trade agreement will go into effect as soon as possible, providing Cambodia with a driving force for economic revival.

Wang also urged both parties to expedite the establishment of the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone, which would be critical in establishing a regional industrial investment group. According to the Chinese state councilor, China is eager to link the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor with the Lancang-Mekong Economic Development Belt, thereby taking China-ASEAN relations to a new level.

Sokhonn praised China’s aid to Cambodia in combating the COVID-19 outbreak and expanding its economy, stating that the Cambodian side recognizes China’s success in managing the pandemic and its leadership role in worldwide anti-epidemic cooperation.

He stated that Cambodia while supporting scientific attempts to tracing the COVID-19 origins, condemns any attempt to politicize the subject.

According to Sokhonn, Cambodia would fully adhere to the one-China concept and stand firmly with China on problems concerning China’s internal affairs, such as those affecting Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang

He stated that Cambodia is determined to work with China to create a community with a collective vision for both countries, with the hope that the two sides will improve communication and cooperation in various fields such as trade, investment, defense, and security, and jointly build the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone into a win-win model under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Cambodia also endorses multilateralism and the advancement of ASEAN-China relations, according to Sokhonn. Following their discussion, the two senior officials announced a six-point accord on bilateral ties and collaboration during a joint press conference.

 

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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UNCHR has urged the international community to continue engaging with the Taliban

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Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), stated today that the international community should continue to engage with the Afghan Taliban.

On a news conference Friday during his tour to Pakistan, the UN official stated that the UNHCR is working with the temporary Taliban administration in Afghanistan on humanitarian issues and urged the rest of the world to do the same.

“The Taliban emphasized a desire for humanitarian assistance to be delivered to the country as soon as possible since, as we see ourselves, things are extremely challenging.”

He stated that Afghanistan has been in severe need of financial assistance and that as time passes, the situation will worsen “Everything is required because the situation is dire. Food, medication, housing, and other basic requirements are required.”

He stated that the UNHCR will be able to expand up humanitarian assistance if it is sufficiently supported and resourced.

“It is critical that the international community establish the required direction (and) methods to maintain Afghanistan’s functioning. If public services, such as health care or education, fail and the state fails to operate, it would cause a much worse disaster than a humanitarian crisis.”

When asked about the fresh wave of internally displaced persons in Afghanistan, he stated that roughly 500,000 people had lately been displaced by violence due to fighting in their communities. There is, however, no migration of refugees into neighboring countries, notably Pakistan.

He praised Pakistan for facilitating humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan, stating that he received some relief trucks from Pakistan during his visit to Afghanistan.

“Whether it is Pakistani or international donations going through here, we will need to use Pakistan to fly people in and out, as usual, Pakistan will play a very crucial role of assistance to the humanitarian activities within Afghanistan, and I am very happy for that.”

 

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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During the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, China anticipates 40 million domestic trips

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According to the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd., 40 million domestic journeys are expected in China during the four-day travel rush for the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.

According to the firm, passenger trips are projected to peak on Sunday, the opening day of the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, with 11 million trips estimated on that day.

The railway passenger flow is likely to return to last year’s levels, according to the business, citing bookings made on 12306.cn, China’s official railway ticket reservation website.

The Mid-Autumn Celebration, which takes place on September 21 this year, is a traditional festival that represents family reunions.

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Global automakers and experts appeal for NEV collaboration

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To attain the aim of carbon neutrality, major global automakers and experts have advocated for more extensive collaboration in the field of new energy vehicles (NEVs).

Speaking at the 3rd World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC), international participants stated that because China is the world’s largest auto market, they are eager to collaborate with Chinese partners to combat climate change and create a more beautiful world.

The three-day event, titled “Comprehensively advancing marketization, accelerating cross-industry integration, and collaboratively achieving carbon neutrality,” was held from September 15 to 17 in Haikou, the capital of south China’s Hainan Province.

British Trade Commissioner for China John Edwards said he urges more Chinese companies to seek collaborative opportunities with the UK and assist develop the battery and new energy vehicle markets.

“China and the United Kingdom both have extensive plans for zero-emission vehicles. I am confident that by exchanging ideas and working together, such as at this event, we can accelerate innovation and create a successful environment for meeting our zero-emission car goals “According to Edwards.

BMW, a business that has been active in the Chinese market for decades, has declared its support for China’s green transformation.

By cooperating with Chinese enterprises, the German manufacturer claimed it will deliver more zero-emission vehicles for the Chinese market and extend the number of public charging stations. BMW is forming partnerships with Chinese digital behemoths to assist startups in technological innovation, according to BMW Chief Development Officer Frank Weber in a video speech.

ZF, a global auto-system supplier, has established roughly 50 manufacturing businesses and four R&D centers in more than 20 Chinese cities.

Holger Klein, a member of ZF Group’s management board, stated that the company will continue to improve its innovation and development capabilities, as well as promote digital manufacturing for the Chinese NEV market, in order to contribute to China’s sustainable development and next-generation mobility.

Noting that China is the world’s largest market for electric vehicles, Hans Georg Engel, senior executive vice president of Daimler Greater China Ltd., stated that the company will establish an R&D center in Beijing with over 1,000 engineers and will continue to invest in China to improve its research capabilities.

Daimler, in particular, will focus on the research and development of electric vehicles and battery technology in order to give personalized goods to Chinese consumers, he added.

According to Liu Yunfeng, vice CEO of Volkswagen Group China, the German carmaker Volkswagen wants to create 17,000 high-power charging sites in China before 2025 and 32,000 by 2030, emphasizing that reaching carbon neutrality takes work from every country around the world.

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, reiterated Liu’s views, urging intense cooperation in terms of technologies and markets to aid the development of the NEV industry in developing nations.

 

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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