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Indonesian President Joko Widodo meets Wang Yi

2024-04-19 00:34 Last Updated At:04-20 04:00

Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Jakarta on Thursday. Both sides pledging to strengthen cooperation and maintain regional stability.

Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, is currently on a six-day visit to Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea which started on Thursday.

During the meeting, Wang conveyed President Xi Jinping's cordial regards and best wishes to President Widodo, and congratulated Indonesia on smooth and successful holding of the general election.

Wang noted Widodo's 10 years in power, highlighting his focus on development, improving people's livelihood, and successfully tackling the COVID challenge.

President Widodo visited China eight times in 10 years and met with President Xi 12 times. They reached important consensus on enhancing the level of China-Indonesia relations, opened a new chapter in the rapid development of bilateral relations, promoted the Belt and Road cooperation to achieved fruitful results, and jointly led the bilateral relationship to enter a new stage of building a community with a shared future for mankind, Wang said.

He said that China highly appreciates the historic contribution President Widodo has made to the Chinese-Indonesian friendship, adding that China looks forward to working with the Indonesian side to advance bilateral ties to inherit the past and usher in the future for new development.

China is willing to carry forward the traditional friendship with Indonesia, consolidate political mutual trust, deepen strategic cooperation, so as to set an example of the shared future, solidarity and cooperation among major developing countries, Wang said.

China firmly supports Indonesia in pursuing a development path suited to its national conditions and realizing Golden Indonesia 2045 Vision, and is willing to march ahead together with Indonesia on the path of their modernization with respective features, Wang said.

China firmly supports the deepening of practical cooperation between the two countries, including the high-level operation of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway and the progress of major flagship projects such as the "Regional Comprehensive Economic Corridor," and create new growth points of cooperation, Wang said.

China firmly supports Indonesia to play the role of a major country, Wang said, calling on the two countries to strengthen mutual coordination and cooperation, deepen China-ASEAN cooperation, maintain the correct direction of East Asian cooperation, resist all kinds of moves to provoke division and confrontation in the region, and promote the construction of a more just and reasonable global governance system.

Widodo said that China is an important cooperative partner of Indonesia and the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries has maintained a sound momentum.

Widodo said Indonesia attaches importance to its relations with China and hopes to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, food security, energy and other areas and to promote more Indonesian high-quality products to enter the Chinese market.

Noting the successful opening and operation of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, Widodo said that he hopes China will continue to support Indonesia's high-speed railway construction, adding that more Chinese companies are welcomed to invest and do business in Indonesia.

The president said that China plays an important role in international and regional affairs. Indonesia is willing to work closely with China, adhere to the one-China policy, and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability.

The two sides also exchanged views on issues such as the situation in the Middle East.

Wang also met with Indonesian president-elect Prabowo Subianto and held talks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Thursday.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo meets Wang Yi

Indonesian President Joko Widodo meets Wang Yi

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China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

2024-05-22 04:25 Last Updated At:05:37

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠China's service outsourcing industry saw robust expansion in the first four months of this year, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.

Chinese firms inked services outsourcing contracts worth a total of some 781.43 billion yuan (about 110 billion U.S. dollars) in the four-month period, up 14.4 percent year on year, according to the ministry.

The executed contract value stood at 520.51 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 12.9 percent.

Of the total, the value of offshore service outsourcing contracts rose 8.6 percent year on year to 419.04 billion yuan.

Specifically, the value of offshore information technology outsourcing (ITO) services provided by Chinese companies jumped by 10.9 percent from a year earlier.

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the United States and the European Union ranked the top three markets in terms of the fulfilled contract value of offshore outsourcing service, accounting for 54 percent of the total.

Chinese firms undertook nearly 80 billion yuan(about 14.93 billion U.S. dollars) worth of offshore service outsourcing contracts that were fulfilled with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, up 24 percent from a year ago, while the offshore outsourcing services for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries totaled 73.26 billion yuan, up 16.6 percent year on year.

Outsourcing refers to hiring an outside party to carry out services or produce goods typically undertaken by in-house employees. In China, service outsourcing is typically divided into three sectors: information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing.

In the January-April period, the service outsourcing industry welcomed about 301,000 new hires, with 84.7 percent of these individuals holding a bachelor's degree or above. The sector had over 16.17 million employees at the end of April, among whom some 10.56 million were graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher.

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

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