Wang Xiaolong, director general of Department for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered a keynote speech on behalf of the Chinese government at the event. Even before the pandemic, China’s policy banks were already reducing new belt and road loans. China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday began his official visit to the Philippines. How the Belt & Road will Protect Biodiversity? Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Wang Xiaolong, director general of Department for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered a keynote speech on behalf of the Chinese government at the event. Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has cautioned Chinese companies operating in Nigeria to strictly obey the labour laws of the country as well as local customs. All rights reserved. Beijing wants Belt & Road Projects grounded by the coronavirus pandemic to resume and help revive jobs and economies but observers say it might take months before that happens because most countries are still struggling to contain the spread of the disease. More than anything, the story of the UN's journey in China is one of change. Further, China’s policy banks including Exim Bank and China Development Bank which fund most of the belt and road projects, are now more cautious in their lending. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi in Kinshasa last Wednesday . To read about our cookie usage and our privacy policy click here. /Photo by UN China. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Previously, he was the Minister and Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) (2013-2018), Director of the Taiwan Work Office of the CPC Central Committee and Minister of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council (2008-2013), Secretary of the CPC Committee and Vice Minister at the MFA (2007-2008), and Ambassador to Japan (2004-2007), … October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. By pressing “OK” you accept our Cookie Policy. Long Yongtu, former vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, who was the first Chinese government official seconded to the UN in the 80s, shared how the UN arrived in China, his work experience in the UN development system and his insights on how the partnership can achieve great success in pursuit of the 2030 Agenda. About 40 per cent of the projects were adversely affected, and a further 30-40 per cent were “somewhat affected”, according to Wang Xiaolong, Director General of the Foreign Ministry’s International Economic Affairs Department. (Cover: Nicholas Rosellini (L), UN resident coordinator delivers the welcome speech during the celebration of UN Day 2019. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a summit between China and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) on COVID-19 in Vientiane on Feb 20, 2020. G20 LIVE: “International communities and leaders have great expectations for 2016 G20 summit in Hangzhou China”, Mr Wang Xiaolong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s special envoy stresses live from G20 in Antalya Turkey. Wang said that in the past year, 29 government-to-government cooperation agreements were signed, bringing the total number of such deals to 200. Beijing ICP prepared NO.16065310-3, UN 40 Years in China: A continuous journey toward sustainable development. The Bruegel Newsletter. In Nigeria, a US$1.5 billion rail project is facing delays because of coronavirus disruptions, while many Chinese funded projects in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Algeria and Egypt have been put on hold or may be delayed as the countries fight to control the spread of Covid-19. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with his Seychellois counterpart Sylvestre Radegonde on Saturday during Wang's official visit to Seychelles. Analysts said that since most belt and road projects involved bricks-and-mortar activities and large numbers of construction workers, there might be a major slowdown in their implementation. He is joined on stage by the UN country team in China, October 24, 2019. Wang said that despite the Coronavirus crisis, trade between China and Belt & Road Countries had risen 3.2 percent and direct investment by China was up 11.7 percent in the first quarter of this year. Around 800 people from government agencies, the diplomatic corps, international organizations and the private sector attended the event. Along with China's remarkable development progress, the role of the UN has shifted from traditional that of a donor providing assistance for basic needs to a partner providing advanced policy support and sharing international experience. coronavirus It is led by the Foreign Minister, currently State Councilor Wang Yi, who serves as the nation's principal representative abroad.