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China, Kyrgyzstan to pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation

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China, Kyrgyzstan to pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation

2024-05-21 08:09 Last Updated At:09:07

China and Kyrgyzstan will pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation and strengthen cooperation within multilateral frameworks, said visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Guozhong.

Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, met with Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov and Prime Minister Akylbek Japarov respectively and exchanged in-depth views on China-Kyrgyzstan relations and cooperation in various fields.

Under the personal care and direct promotion of the two heads of state, China-Kyrgyzstan cooperation in various fields has advanced in an all-round way and bilateral relations have achieved leapfrog development, said Liu, who is on a visit to Kyrgyzstan from Friday to Monday.

He noted that China is ready to work with Kyrgyzstan to fully implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state, firmly support each other on issues concerning each other's core interests, pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, continuously deepen and expand practical cooperation, strengthen coordination and cooperation within multilateral frameworks such as the China-Central Asia mechanism, and jointly build a China-Kyrgyzstan community with a shared future of good neighborliness and shared prosperity.

President Sadyr Japarov and Prime Minister Akylbek Japarov spoke highly of the achievements in the development of Kyrgyz-China relations.

They reiterated Kyrgyzstan's firm support for China on major issues related to Taiwan, Xinjiang, Xizang and Hong Kong, as well as for building a community with a shared future for mankind, the Global Security Initiative, the Global Development Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative.

Kyrgyzstan is willing to work with China to advance Belt and Road cooperation, strengthen cooperation in connectivity, trade and investment, cultural tourism and other fields, so as to promote common development and improve people's well-being, they said.

During his stay, Liu also visited the Confucius Institute at Bishkek State University, Altynken mining project and the renovation projects of the municipal road network in Bishkek.

China, Kyrgyzstan to pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation

China, Kyrgyzstan to pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation

China, Kyrgyzstan to pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation

China, Kyrgyzstan to pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation

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Cargo throughput surges as China's ports streamline customs clearance

2024-07-20 07:14 Last Updated At:08:27

China's border ports have been implementing a range of cargo facilitation policies, leading to a surge in cargo throughput, with a nearly 57 percent year-on-year increase in the inspection of transportation vehicles in the first half of 2024.

According to the data recently released by the National Immigration Administration, China's ports inspected about 15.42 million vehicle, vessel, and train trips in the first six months of this year, a 56.9 percent jump from the same period last year.

The border ports have rolled out a series of measures to streamline customs clearance for cargo. At major land ports, fast lanes have been set up for the rapid release of critical supplies. At major seaports, online declaration has been enabled for border inspection boarding. In international shipping, arriving vessels can have much faster departures thanks to the efficient inspections.

The combined sea-rail transport model, utilizing maritime routes and the China-Europe freight train service, has made the port of Lianyungang in east China's Jiangsu Province one of the most convenient and economical gateways to the sea. It handles more than 80 percent of Kazakhstan's transit cargo to China.

At the port, containers carrying with auto parts, home appliances, and other products are offloaded, hoisted onto trucks, and then loaded onto China-Europe freight trains bound for destinations like Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

"From unloading to boarding the freight train, the entire process can now be completed in as little as eight minutes. These containers are expected to reach the border ports within six days, greatly reducing transportation time and cost," said a logistics company employee.

The Youyi Pass in the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, also known as Friendship Pass, on the China-Vietnam border is an important cross-national trade channel. To enhance the clearance efficiency of imported fruits, the port has established "durian-only" channels and green channels for agricultural products, as well as an intelligent inspection assistance system. A Chinese cargo truck can now clear customs in just 15 seconds.

As the country's largest land port for fruit imports and exports, the Youyi Pass saw fruit imports worth 23.92 billion yuan (about 3.3 billion U.S. dollars) in 2023, a 262.9-percent surge year on year.

Pattama Narmwong, chairman of the Thai Mangosteen Association, noted that the greatly improved clearance efficiency has considerably cut down on transportation time and costs, supporting the burgeoning development of fruit trade between China and Southeast Asian nations.

Cargo throughput surges as China's ports streamline customs clearance

Cargo throughput surges as China's ports streamline customs clearance

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