China’s International Development Cooperation in the New Era – White Paper Published

The State Council Information Office of China last weak published a White Paper on “China’s International Development Cooperation in the New Era” which includes multi-field international cooperation and frequently mentions Pak-China cooperation in 2020. The paper summarizes China’s recent engagement in providing development assistance and lays out China’s strategy and areas of future development assistance. The respects which are also closely concerned by Pakistan, such as debt relief, poverty reduction, infrastructure improvement, energy transformation, and food crisis alleviation, were emphasized in the paper, China Economic Net (CEN).

According to the White Paper, in 2020, China continued a steady increase in the scale of its international development cooperation, giving high priority to the least developed countries in Asia and Africa and developing countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. China held over 4,000 training sessions for officials from participating countries and supports Belt and Road participants in infrastructure connectivity projects to revive the ancient Silk Road. The white paper highlighted the humanitarian efforts, educational scholarships, agro-support, and other activities held under China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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