Hectic year of trips brought acclaim and growing influence to country

Updated: 2015-12-29 07:30

By ZHANG YUNBI(China Daily)

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From Pakistan to South Africa, President Xi boosted global cooperation, development with broad range of agreements

1 President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan and attended the Asian-African Summit and activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference in Indonesia from April 20 to 24.

Highlight: Xi signed 51 documents in Islamabad, among which more than 30 were to promote the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

2 Xi visited Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus from May 7 to 12.

Highlight: Cooperation was boosted on connecting the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Eurasian Economic Union.

3 The president attended the BRICS Summit and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization leaders' meeting in Ufa, Russia, from July 8 to 10.

Highlight: More than 20 documents were signed to enhance cooperation.

4 Xi visited the United States and attended UN summits from Sept 22 to 28.

Highlight: Issues were addressed ranging from the economy to international and regional challenges. Xi announced that China was joining a new UN peacekeeping readiness system and providing free military aid of $100 million to the African Union.

5 The president visited the United Kingdom from Oct 19 to 23.

Highlight: A China-UK comprehensive strategic partnership was announced, and commercial deals that totaled 40 billion pounds ($60 billion) were signed.

6 Xi visited Vietnam and Singapore from Nov 5 to 7.

Highlight: Documents were signed with Singapore to promote connectivity, trade and construction related to the Belt and Road Initiative.

7 Xi attended the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, and the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Manila, the Philippines, from Nov 14 to 19.

Highlight: Xi proposed boosting global governance while in Antalya and offered proposals on boosting the regional economy, connectivity and sustainability in Manila.

8 The president attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on Nov 29 and 30 and visited Zimbabwe and South Africa from Dec 1 to 5.

Highlight: At the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit in South Africa, Xi said China would provide $60 billion in the next three years to support 10 cooperation plans with Africa.

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