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25.05.2017

Belarus Energy Ministry signs memorandum with CMEC
Belarus Energy Ministry signs memorandum with CMEC The Belarusian side has signed a memorandum with China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC). Among the priority directions are production, transmission, distribution of electric power, modernization of stations, alternative energy, exchange of experience and technologies. By the way, this Chinese corporation has successfully implemented more than 10 projects in Belarus.
First cargo train on its way from China to Belarus
First cargo train on its way from China to Belarus The first freight train is on the way from China to Belarus. The train is using a new direct railway, which should become one of the important transport corridors between China and Europe. The train is expected to arrive in about 10 days. The first train carries 41 containers of Chinese goods to Belarus: from mobile phones to spare parts for cars. Previously, export products from southern Chinese cities were exported to Belarus either by sea or by a long rail way.

24.05.2017

Alexander Shumilin: Belarus-China cooperation is developing dynamically
Alexander Shumilin: Belarus-China cooperation is developing dynamically An incubator of high-tech projects will be created in Belarus, and the building of an innovative center will soon be started in the industrial park. The development of scientific and technological cooperation in countries which are on the Silk Way was discussed at the forum in Minsk on May 23, 2017. The forum gathered representatives of nearly 100 organizations from 12 countries. The largest delegation was from China.

23.05.2017

First batch of BelGee vehicles expected in June
First batch of BelGee vehicles expected in June The first industrial batch of BelGee cars will come off the assembly line in June, said Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko at the opening of the Belarusian Industrial Forum. Three main shops (welding, painting and assembly) will be prepared for test drive by the middle of June. During the three days of continuous operation, 222 crossovers will be assembled at the plant.

22.05.2017

First container train to depart from China's Shenzhen to Belarus May 22
First container train to depart from China's Shenzhen to Belarus May 22 On May 22, the first container train will leave for Belarus from China's Shenzhen. The project will be launched thanks to the close cooperation of Belarusian Railways with Russia, China and Kazakhstan. The new route will pass through these countries. The final point for the train will be Kolyadichi near Belarus capital Minsk. Here operates a land port that accepts goods from different countries, now increasingly often from the PRC.

21.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko's visit to China: New business ideas ahead
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to China: New business ideas ahead President Lukashenko made a visit to China, we will tell you about it. But first, let's consider a few funny facts and pictures. China is the country of records! First of all, in terms of population. It allows surprising with extras during various holidays and actions.

20.05.2017

Belarus cancels visa regime with China for official travels
Belarus cancels visa regime with China for official travels Chinese citizens can come to Belarus without visas with a purpose of an official tour. The corresponding decree was signed by President Lukashenko. It is aimed at strengthening official cooperation with countries, on a regional level primarily. The cancelation of visa regime was discussed during the last visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Beijing. According to the new rules, Chinese citizens can stay in Belarus up to 30 days. However, they need to have a passport for official tours.

19.05.2017

Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian presented in Minsk
Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian presented in Minsk "The wisdom of silent mountains of the silent" is the title of a new book of the series "Light Signs: Poets of China". The idea of ​​creating the collection is to get Belarusians familiar with the culture of China. More than a hundred poems by Chinese poets were translated into the Belarusian language. The book was presented at the House of Friendship in Minsk. In the near future, the Culture Center of Belarus will open in Beijing, which will promote Belarusian art.

17.05.2017

Belarus and China to make greater use of Silk Road's capabilities
Belarus and China to make greater use of Silk Road's capabilities The transport corridor of the economic belt of the Silk Road will be used more widely by Belarus and China. The governments of both countries have signed an agreement on the development of international transport which declares closer cooperation in the use of railway, auto- and air infrastructure.
China to consider $1bn loan for Belarus
China to consider $1bn loan for Belarus Joint construction of the economic belt of the Silk Road, investment opportunities worth billions of dollars and prospects for introducing a visa-free regime. These topics were discussed during the working visit of the President of Belarus to China. The final chord was the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the Chairman of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The heads of state discussed the results of the Beijing forum "One Belt, One Road", as well as key issues of bilateral relations.
Belarus, China may establish mutual visa-free regime for 30 days
Belarus, China may establish mutual visa-free regime for 30 days Belarus and China are exploring the possibility of introduction of a mutual visa-free regime for up to 30 days. This topic was discussed at the meeting of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko with Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping in Beijing. Now there is a visa-free regime between the countries for holders of diplomatic or service passports, as well as tourist groups. In addition, there are arrangements for short trips to some Chinese cities.

16.05.2017

A Silk Road project: Belarusian food products to be shipped to Khorgas
Silk Road project: Belarusian food products to be shipped to Khorgas On May 16 Belarus and China cooperation was discussed in Minsk. Here an agreement was reached on the delivery of Belarusian food products to Khorgos. This is one of the projects on the new "Silk Road". It is located in the border zone of China and Kazakhstan. Here rules of duty-free trade operate. Kaharman Jazin, head of the international cross-border cooperation center Khorgos (Kazakhstan):This is an integral part of this project "One Belt". This is kind of a node, on which all this is implemented.
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue The results of the Beijing Forum, the possibility of mutual visa-free regime and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism are the main results of the meeting between the President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16. The meeting participants discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime Impressions of the Beijing forum, possible mutual visa-free regime for a period of 30 days and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism. The President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16 discussed a wide range of matters of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus President: Industrial park Great Stone expected to be like city of the future
Belarus President: Industrial park Great Stone expected to be like city of the future Belarus and Austria are opening a new page in their relations. Yesterday, the leaders of the countries of the Silk Road adopted the final communiqué of the forum "One Belt, One Road". The large-scale summit brought together heads of state and government, as well as heads of major international organizations. Alexander Lukashenko also made his proposals at the roundtable.

15.05.2017

Country leaders adopt final communique at One Belt, One Way forum May 15
Country leaders adopt final communique at One Belt, One Way forum May 15 Leaders of countries participating in the One Belt, One Way forum adopted final communique. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the grand summit. Talks were held in the international conference hall “Yuantouzhu”. This is where a few round table talks were held. The official day started with the welcoming ceremony of country leaders.
Belarus and China sign contracts worth $13 million
Belarus and China sign contracts worth $13 million The current summit One Belt, One Way is a key event of the last years both for China and the countries participating in the project. Xi Jinping initiated to revive the Silk Way. Today representatives of more than 100 states are discussing the new political and economic power outlook in Beijing. It is difficult to overestimate Belarus’ role in this ambitious project. Being on the main transport routes of Europe and the East, Belarus was among the first countries to support the revival of the Silk Way.
Four new residents come to Great Stone industrial park
Four new residents come to Great Stone industrial park It is expected that the One Belt One Road forum in Beijing will give a new impetus to the development of China's largest project abroad. The park "Great Stone" officially added four new residents. On May 15, agreements were signed in Beijing on the implementation of fast-payback projects. Unique production facilities will be based in the park located near the Belarus capital Minsk. Belarus-made LED technology and equipment that will make it possible to use the energy of the earth will appear on the world market in the near future.
One Belt, One Road in Beijing: Who will take part in the global forum?
One Belt, One Road in Beijing: Who will take part in the global forum? President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko departed for a working visit to the People's Republic of China on May 13. The President will take part in the forum of international cooperation One Belt, One Road. A bilateral meeting with Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping is planned. Meetings and negotiations with other foreign leaders are also expected. Our special correspondent Olga Yurut is now in China and is going to tell us more on the story.
Belarus President taking part in One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing
Belarus President taking part in One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing The main political news is coming from Beijing these days where the grand summit "One Belt, One Road" brought together the top leadership of 30 countries. On May 15, the President of Belarus is taking part in a round table of world leaders. Alexander Lukashenko urged them to a peaceful and mutually beneficial development. This is the only way to achieve prosperity of states, he said.  The official day began with the ceremony of the meeting of the heads of state.

14.05.2017

Belarusian China Town: life of Chinese people in Belarus
Belarusian China Town: life of Chinese people in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will be taking part in the international forum One Belt, One Way on May 14, 2017 in China. The Silk Way supposes the creation of a trade corridor for product supplies from the East to the West at reduced rates. All the participant of this grand forum will be able to get some benefits out of it. Especially those countries, which are alike Belarus, found themselves on the new Silk Way.
Nawaz Sharif about Belarus-Pakistan relations
Nawaz Sharif about Belarus-Pakistan relations President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing. The grand summit opened on May 14, 2017 in the Chinese state conference center. Leaders of 29 countries arrived in China. Alexander Lukashenko had a possibility to talk to some of them. “One Belt, One Way” are the words pronounced more than one hundred times a minute in nearly all the languages here. More than four thousand journalists are in the press center of the forum. The summit is broadcasted on TV channels, to radio and information agencies.
Alexander Lukashenko and Pakistani Premier discuss bilateral cooperation at One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing
Alexander Lukashenko and Pakistani Premier discuss bilateral cooperation at One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing. The large scale summit opened on May 14, 2017 in the Chinese state conference center. Leaders of 29 countries arrived in China. Alexander Lukashenko had a possibility to talk to some of them. “One Belt, One Way” are the words pronounced more than one hundred times a minute in nearly all the languages here. More than four thousand journalists are in the press center of the forum. The summit is broadcasted on TV channels, to radio and information agencies.
Alexander Lukashenko to stay in China till May 16
Alexander Lukashenko to stay in China till May 16 Alexander Lukashenko arrived in China on working visit on May 13, 2017 in the evening. President Lukashenko will stay in China till the 16th of May. Here he will partake in the international cooperation forum One Belt, One Way. Nearly three dozen of heads of states and governments are expected in the Chinese capital. The extension and the widening of the dialogue on the Eurasian continent will be discussed.

13.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to China
Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to China Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to China. The President’s plane took off from Minsk National Airport. Alexander Lukashenko will stay in Beijing till the 16th of May. There he will take part in the international cooperation forum One Belt, One Way. As many as 30 heads of states and governments are expected in Beijing. The extension and the widening of the dialogue on the Eurasian continent will be discussed.
Xi Jinping to hold meeting with President Lukashenko
Xi Jinping to hold meeting with President Lukashenko Beijing is expecting Belarusian board number one. Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to China. This is the tenth time President Lukashenko is visiting China. What is more, Belarus was one of the first countries to start strategic relations with China within the One Belt, One Way project. The Chinese-Belarusian industrial park became the flagship project of cooperation within the Belt and the Way. The Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone unites and develops both trade and technologies.

12.05.2017

Logistics center to open in Chinese-Belarusian industrial park May 12
Logistics center to open in Chinese-Belarusian industrial park May 12 The logistics center with an area of ​​more than 50,000 square meters will open on May 12 in the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park. It will be the first major project of this Belarusian-Chinese joint project and will allow both residents of Great Stone and international carriers to place products. Very soon, another exhibition complex and a hotel will be commissioned in the industrial park. The construction of a health center, a design institute and an innovations center will begin there in June.
Belarus President to visit China May 13-16
Belarus President to visit China May 13-16 Alexander Lukashenko will pay a working visit to China from May 13 to 16. In Beijing, the Head of State will participate in the forum of international cooperation "One Belt and One Way".  The event participants will discuss the deepening and expanding cooperation on the Eurasian continent. It is expected that at the international forum, the President of Belarus will also hold a series of negotiations with foreign leaders. 

08.05.2017

"Beautiful, friendly, tasty!" What Chinese journalists think about Belarus
"Beautiful, friendly and tasty!" What Chinese journalists think about Belarus Another group of foreign guests was in the spotlight these days - Chinese journalists from the central and regional media of that huge and influential country. In scale, China and Belarus are like an elephant and a dog from the famous fable - no offense to us. Although we can say it in another way: the dragon and the stork. Not only size matters. The important geographical position of Belarus, which is on the new Great Silk Road, the principled political position, the authority of Lukashenko in the presidential community...

07.05.2017

President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media
President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media President Lukashenko held a meeting with representatives of Chinese media. Alexander Lukashenko used to answer questions of Russian regional media before. It is possible that the new tradition will come into practice now. As many as 41 journalists came to Belarus from 10 Chinese provinces. Representatives of 28 newspapers, TV channels, and radio are in the delegation. The total media outreach is more than half of the Chinese population.
First container train with Belarusian products departures to China
First container train with Belarusian products departures to China Belarusian products transported to China through the railway. The first train with Belarusian products left the Belarusian town of Smorgon for China on May 6, 2017. It will travel through the Silk Way. The train is to travel 10,000 kilometers till it reaches the Chinese city of Chengdu. What is the train transporting to China and what perspective does the railway open for Belarus’ economy?

06.05.2017

Belarusian products to reach China 5 times quicker
Belarusian products to reach China 5 times quicker The travel time fell by five times. The first train with Belarusian products left the Belarusian town of Smorgon for China on May 6, 2017. It will travel through the Silk Way. The container train was loaded with building materials, which were produced in Grodno region. The train of 40 carriages is to travel 10,000 kilometers till it reaches the Chinese city of Chengdu.
Chinese representatives discuss investments and legislation harmonization
Chinese representatives discuss investments and legislation harmonization China is interested in setting up the largest technopark in the world abroad. The realization of the project and its perspectives were discussed in Minsk on May 6, 2017. Authority representatives, diplomats, both Belarusian and Chinese businessmen, who work in Belarus, gathered for a roundtable discussion. Experts say that the main task for now is to fulfill the industrial park Great Stone with certain projects and create conditions for investors. Work in this direction is being carried out.

05.05.2017

First social house in Vitebsk, built with Chinese investments, welcomes new settlers
First social house in Vitebsk, built with Chinese investments, welcomes new settlers The first multi-apartment social house in Vitebsk, built with Chinese investments, welcomed new settlers May 5. Townspeople who especially needed such state support will finally receive apartments. These are large families and families raising disabled children, orphans and single-citizens who are unemployed for sickness.

04.05.2017

Belarus to take part in summit One Belt, One Road in Beijing in mid-May
Belarus to take part in summit One Belt, One Road in Beijing in mid-May Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko emphasizes the importance of the forthcoming visit to China for the development of relations between the two countries. The future of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation was discussed at the May 4 meeting of the President with representatives of Chinese central and regional media. Strong and reliable relations have been established between the countries, the relations of states have the character of a strategic partnership.
Belarus President meets with Chinese media
Belarus President meets with Chinese media, hails relations with PRC At this moment, Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with Chinese central and regional media. About 40 journalists from the largest media of the PRC gathered in the Palace of Independence. They are employees of the Xinhua news agency, the China Daily newspaper, the central television of China. In early May, they arrived on the first large-scale press tour in Belarus. They have already visited the landmark places of Belarus and Minsk, such as the Mound of Glory, the largest factories, the "Great Stone" industrial park and the High Technology Park.
Belarus President counts on more investments from China
Belarus President counts on more investments from China China will not find any closer European country than Belarus, said on May 4 the Belarusian President meeting with representatives of Chinese central and regional media. Strong and reliable relations, referred to as the strategic partnership, have been established between the countries.
Chinese journalists pleased to see different aspects of Belarus' economy
Chinese journalists pleased to see different aspects of Belarus' economy Minsk may become a meeting place for the implementation of the global Chinese project One Belt, One Road. Almost all companies from China operating in Belarus' market, are registered in the capital, Minsk, which gives a lot of advantages for the development of the main city. Meanwhile journalists from China continue to get familiar with life and economy of Belarus. On May 4, the foreign reporters are to visit the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and see the opera by Rimsky-Korsakov at the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater.

03.05.2017

Chinese journalists visit Belarusian confectionary
Chinese journalists visit Belarusian confectionary These days, journalists from China are getting acquainted with Belarus in the framework of a press tour. Yesterday our Chinese colleagues visited the machine-building giants of Belarus and the industrial park Great Stone. On May 3, they went to a confectionary to find out what "sweet taste" Belarus has. Chinese guests tried the Belarusian sweets and chocolate and even got acquainted with the whole production process.
Chinese journalists visit BelAZ and Great Stone industrial park
Chinese journalists visit BelAZ and Great Stone industrial park Representatives of China are in Belarus with a press tour. Yesterday, the journalists from China visited the iconic sites in Belarus. These are BelAZ and the industrial park the Great Stone as well as the leading agro-enterprises of the Minsk region. The large Belarusian machinery stunned the journalists. China bought 485 Belarusian quarry dump trucks. Service maintenance is established. The delegation also noted the successes of the joint Belarusian-Chinese car assembly company.

02.05.2017

Chinese journalist about Belarusian dump trucks
Chinese journalist about Belarusian dump trucks It is planned that the BelGee plant will be put on stream by July of the current year. It was announced during the Chinese journalists’ visit to the plant on May 2, 2017. The Chinese delegation arrived in Minsk the day before and today the foreign guests had an opportunity to get to know Belarus. The Chinese journalists were demonstrated hoe the joint Belarusian-Chinese car industry project is being fulfilled. The plant is practically ready.
Bus route from Minsk to Great Stone Industrial Park opens May 2
Bus route from Minsk to Great Stone Industrial Park opens May 2 Minsk - Great Stone Industrial Park bus route opened on May 2. The bus departs from the metro station Mahilioŭskaja in the south-east of Minsk. Transport companies believe transportation in this direction will be cost-effective.
Chinese journalists on a visit to Belarus
Chinese journalists on a visit to Belarus A group of Chinese journalists, who arrived in Minsk on May 1, will visit today the industrial park "Great Stone" and the BelGee plant. Both of these objects are iconic when it comes to the cooperation between Belarus and China. Also, the guests will be shown the largest dump trucks in the continent, manufactured by BelAZ, after which the media representatives will get familiar with the achievements of Belarusian farmers.

30.04.2017

Belarus to host press tour for 40 Chinese news agencies
Belarus to host press tour for 40 Chinese news agencies To see everything with your own eyes and to write an article. Chinese journalists will go on a big press tour around Belarusian regions. It will star on May 1, 2017 and will last till the end of the week. Representatives of 40 Chinese news agencies will get acquainted with Belarus. What is more, China is a special guest at the XXI International specialized exhibition “Mass media in Belarus”, which will be opened in Minsk on May 3, 2017.

25.04.2017

Medicinal herb plantations may appear in Vitebsk Region Mysteries of Chinese medicine on Vitebsk land. Plantations of medicinal herbs may appear in Vitebsk region with the participation of Chinese investors. Vitebsk received a delegation from the Chinese province of Shandong. The guests got acquainted with the ecological potential of Belarus. Commercial and investment proposals have been made to the Chinese delegation for a more detailed study.

23.04.2017

What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address?
What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address? Belarusians can make a living only thanks to their work. Free material goods will not come from heaven even if Metropolitan Pavel, Archbishop Kondrusiewicz and all the holy fathers of all faiths pray daily for the prosperity of our country. "This year should be the key one - there is nowhere for Belarus to retreat, and it is necessary to move forward in the economy, at least half a step, but we need forward movement," President Lukashenko said, addressing the people and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Friday.
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with Zhang Dejiang
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with Zhang Dejiang China’s economy today is implementing global projects. Such projects as the Eurasian Land Bridge. By a twist of fate Belarus is on this route and it can become one of the nodal platforms of a colossal economic project. Being one of the largest investors of today, China felt the perspectives of Belarus and there isn’t a single week without Chinese power brokers visiting Belarus. A Belarusian satellite was launched from the Chinese cosmodrome, Belarus and China are building the industrial park Great Stone together.

22.04.2017

Belarus to continue attracting Chinese investors, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus to continue attracting Chinese investors, Alexander Lukashenko says Economic questions are at the center of Alexander Lukashenko’s attention: employment, price determination, salary issues. President Lukashenko emphasizes that the situation is difficult but it is not critical. A lot was done in the 25 years of independence, and global crises checked Belarusian economy on viability several times. The main problem Belarus inherited from the Soviet times is the dependence on foreign markets.

21.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy Building of a strong and competitive economy is a priority of Belarus, said President Alexander Lukashenko on 21 April addressing his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The State of the Nation Address is primarily a great opportunity to get a complete picture of the development priorities of Belarus at least for the current year. During these speeches, the Belarus head of state raises the most urgent and topical issues. Today, the President began his speech from international politics.

20.04.2017

Belarusian Railways count on increase in Chinese cargo flows
Belarusian Railways count on increase in Chinese cargo flows The company Belarusian Railways would like China to increase the flow of cargoes. Representatives of transport departments of the two countries held talks in Minsk. They agreed on a wider use of container express trains. Representatives of railways from 25 countries gathered in Minsk these days. They are discussing how to improve the quality of passenger service and make this type of transport more attractive for customers.

19.04.2017

Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability Investments in the banking sector and the development of the industrial park "Great Stone" were the major topics discussed on April 18 between Belarus and China at the Palace of Independence in Minsk. There, Alexander Lukashenko met with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Belarusian head of state noted a high level of the bilateral political relations. The countries are strategic partners, and the economic side of the relations must follow suit.

18.04.2017

President Lukashenko to visit China in May
President Lukashenko to visit China in May It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will visit China in May. The upcoming visit of President Lukashenko to China was discussed in the Belarusian Government during Prime Minister’s meeting with the Chinese parliamentary delegation on April 18, 2017. The two sides discussed specific possibilities for increasing mutual trade. 
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability Investments into the bank sector and the development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone. The future of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation was discussed on April 18, 2017 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang. As Alexander Lukashenko stated the high level of bilateral political relations,
Belarus would like to place bonds on Chinese financial market
Belarus would like to place bonds on Chinese financial market Development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park and the entry of a Chinese bank into the Belarusian market were discussed April 18 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang.
Zhang Dejiang: Chinese-Belarusian relations rising to the next level
Zhang Dejiang: Chinese-Belarusian relations rising to the next level Deepening of political dialogue between Belarus and China and the successful implementation of joint initiatives are the topics discussed in Minsk during the visit of a representative parliamentary delegation from Beijing. On April 15, talks were held at the Council of the Republic. The sides identified priorities of further cooperation on a range of projects. In the center of attention was, of course, "The economic Belt of the Silk Road", which gem is the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park "Great Stone".

17.04.2017

Chinese delegation presents Geely car to Belarus National Assembly
Chinese delegation presents Geely car to Belarus National Assembly Development of political dialogue and successful realization of common initiatives. A parliamentary delegation from Beijing visited Belarus. The negotiations were held in the Council of the Republic of Belarus on April 15, 2017. Belarus and China determined the priorities of further cooperation in a range of projects. The Silk Road Economic Belt was at the center of attention and the industrial park Great Stone must become its pearl.
Belarus and China to focus on political dialogue and realization of common investment projects
Belarus and China to focus on political dialogue and realization of common investment projects Belarus and China are primed for a tighter political dialogue and the realization of common projects. It was confirmed by the representatives of Belarus and China on April 17, 2017. The meeting was held in the Council of the Republic of Belarus. A delegation of the National People's Congress (China) is visiting Belarus on these days. Belarus and China signed a cooperation agreement on April 17.
Zoomlion begins construction in Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park
Zoomlion begins construction in Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park A plant for the production of equipment for special vehicles was founded in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park April 15. A groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of the implementation of a large investment project. Belarusian and Chinese specialists will produce cranes, utility and road-building machinery.

16.04.2017

Industrial Park Great Stone to have 10 new residents
Industrial Park Great Stone to have 10 new residents Opening of innovative plants will facilitate the establishment of hundreds of working places. As many as another ten resident companies will soon appear in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. This announcement was made by Chairman of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee. He also evaluated the effectiveness of the commissions on employment. Additional support of private initiative will be able to cardinally change the situation at the labor market.

15.04.2017

Industrial cooperation: China’s Hunan province and Mogilev region sign amicable agreement
Industrial cooperation: China’s Hunan province and Mogilev region sign amicable agreement Mogilev region and Chinese Hunan province will cooperate in metal and engineering industries. The partnership agreement was signed by the heads of the regions on April 14, 2017 in the town of Dnepr. The two regions have experience of cooperation. Joint manufacture of building and utility machinery was established at Mogilevtransmash plant. Mogilev region is also planning to export food products to Hunan Province, where the population is about 70 million people.

14.04.2017

Belarus and China to jointly produce dump trucks
Belarus and China to jointly produce dump trucks The dynamically developing relations with China is an example of mutually beneficial cooperation. Now the two countries will produce dump trucks together. There are plans to build a factory in China. New facets of cooperation were discussed during the visit of a delegation from China to BelAZ. The sides discussed several joint projects, including the supply of Chinese high-tech components for Belarusian heavy trucks. They will be manufactured by a company that holds a leading position in the world in the production of rail equipment and high-speed trains.

13.04.2017

Belarus can supply more dairy products to Hunan province
Belarus can supply more dairy products to Hunan province Belarus can increase the supply of food products to the Chinese province of Hunan, stated on April 13 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of China in Hunan Province, Du Jiao. The region has developed agriculture, mining and steel industry. In accordance with the agreements concluded earlier, the Chinese province is closely cooperating with the Mogilev region of Belarus.

11.04.2017

Belarus' and China's law enforcement agencies need closer cooperation
Belarus' and China's law enforcement agencies need closer cooperation Belarus and China will continue active cooperation in the field of security. This was the subject of the April 10 meeting of the President of Belarus with the Minister of Public Safety as well as China's General Prosecutor. Alexander Lukashenko noted that despite the distance between the countries, the law enforcement agencies of Belarus and China have many common challenges. In particular, these are the new challenges of our time.

10.04.2017

Belarus and China: necessity of stronger cooperation between law enforcement agencies
Belarus and China: necessity of stronger cooperation between law enforcement agencies Belarus and China continue active cooperation in security sector. It was negotiated over at a meeting of President Lukashenko with China’s Minister of Public Security and China’s Prosecutor General. As Alexander Lukashenko stated, that despite the distance between Belarus and China, law enforcement bodies of the two countries have a lot of common tasks. Opposition to modern challenges, in particular.
Belarus and China draw up migration and readmission agreements
Belarus and China draw up migration and readmission agreements Belarus and China are drawing up migration and readmission agreements. China’s Minister of Public Security is visiting Minsk for the first time. The day before he me with his Belarusian colleague. Cooperation in such sectors as combating drug trafficking, cyberattacks, illegal migration and transregional crimes was discussed. China’s Prosecutor General is on a visit to Belarus as well.
Belarus President to China's Prosecutor General: We intend to intensify cooperation to fight against crime
Belarus President to China's Prosecutor General: We intend to intensify cooperation to fight against crime President of Belarus on April 10 met with China's Prosecutor General. Cooperation between the relevant departments of the two countries has been developing for more than a year. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and China are united by close ties not only at the top but also at the inter-ministerial level.
Belarus needs China's 2008 Olympics expertise ahead of II European Games
Belarus needs China's 2008 Olympics expertise ahead of II European Games Belarus and China will continue active cooperation in the field of security, said the President of Belarus at a meeting with the State Councilor of the PRC, Minister of Public Security. Alexander Lukashenko noted that despite the distance between the countries, the law enforcement agencies of Belarus and China have many common challenges. In particular, these are new challenges of our time: extremism and terrorism.

09.04.2017

Sharing experience in combatting terrorism, corruption and extremism: Belarus’ and China’s Prosecutor Generals meet
Sharing experience in combatting terrorism, corruption and extremism: Belarus’ and China’s Prosecutor Generals meet Against terrorism together. The meeting of Prosecutor Generals of Belarus and China was held in Minsk on April 9, 2017. The Heads of the administrations enacted the Program of cooperation for the next two years. It involves exchanging experience in combatting terrorism, cyberattacks, corruption and extremism.

29.03.2017

Belarus participates in Expo Fine Food 2017
Belarus participates in Expo Fine Food 2017 Belarusian products in Shanghai. Belarus is taking part in the international food exposition Expo Fine Food in China for the first time. All in all ten leading plants are representing Belarus. Chinese gastronomes are amazed by Belarusian chocolate, biscuits, marshmallows and rye beer (mildly alcoholic drink made from fermented rye bread, yeast or berries).

25.03.2017

China interested in Belarus’ food products
China interested in Belarus’ food products Belarusian business at the Canton Fair. On March 23, 2017 the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry discussed the possibility of exhibiting Belarusian products at the largest trading forum of China. The Canton Fair gathers hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world annually. The next fair will be opened on the 15th of April, 2017.

24.02.2017

Belarus plans to attract over $700m of Chinese investment annually
Belarus plans to attract over $700m of Chinese investment annually Belarus intends to annually attract more than $ 700 million in direct Chinese investment. This ambitious goal is realistic: now about hundreds of projects in various areas are in the pipeline between the business circles of the two countries. Belarus has established close cooperation with 15 Chinese provinces.

20.02.2017

National Language Week begins in Belarus
National Language Week begins in Belarus At least seven days Belarus will speak Belarusian as the Week of National Language has begun across the country. It is being held under the auspices of UNESCO. Today world speaks more than 6 thousand languages. The Belarusian language is considered one of the most melodic.

17.02.2017

Belarusian e-buses may appear in China
Belarusian e-buses may appear in China Belarusian e-buses may appear in China. A government delegation from Sichuan Province has visited the Belarusian e-bus producer and tested the transport novelty. Today, this machinery meets international ecological standards, which is especially important for China because of smog problems.

31.01.2017

Belarus-China diplomatic exhibition opens in Minsk National Library January 31
Belarus-China diplomatic exhibition opens in Minsk National Library January 31 The exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and China will open January 31 at the National Library. "Under the wings of the dragon" is the motto of the exhibition. Visitors can enjoy about 300 publications. These are works of literature on history, culture, architecture, scientific and economic achievements of China. In the center of the exhibition is the section dedicated to Belarusian-Chinese relations.

24.01.2017

Book of memoirs of Belarusian diplomats presented in Minsk
Book of memoirs of Belarusian diplomats presented in Minsk Belarus-China relations are now reflected in the memories of Belarusian diplomats. A book dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries was presented in the Friendship House on January 23. The memories of five ambassadors of Belarus in China are collected in the publication. The diplomats have been working on the book during the year. They divided it proportionally: one year of service in China equals to eight pages of the book.

22.01.2017

Alexander Lukashenko to the leader of China: We proud of Belarus and China truly allied relations
Alexander Lukashenko to Xi Jinping: We are proud of Belarus and China relations This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Belarus-China diplomatic relations. On this occasion, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of China Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages. One of the biggest results of cooperation is the construction of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone. It’s already called a true gem of the economic belt of the Silk Road.
China ambassador to Belarus gives exclusive interview to CTV
China ambassador to Belarus gives exclusive interview to CTV Diplomatic relations between Belarus and China turned 25 years. Over this time, the countries have become reliable strategic partners in various fields: from economy to education and science. They are implementing global investment projects, such as the Industrial Park "Great Stone". Credit support from China to Belarus is also growing. Minsk and Beijing are increasing their joint trade turnover. The leaders meet regularly. Recently, China has even introduced a new term in the diplomatic lexicon - the so-called "all-weather friendship".

20.01.2017

We always support each other: Cui Qiming about diplomatic relations between Belarus and China
We always support each other: Cui Qiming about diplomatic relations between Belarus and China Belarus and China celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Over this time the countries have become reliable strategic partners in various areas. Many global investment projects are being implemented. For example, the Industrial Park Great Stone. Credit support from China is growing too. Minsk and Beijing also are expanding the trade turnover.

18.01.2017

Belarus And Hong Kong Agree To Abolish Visas
Belarus, Hong Kong plan to abolish visas Belarus and Hong Kong have agreed on the mutual abolition of visas. The agreement was reached during the official visit of the Belarusian delegation to the special administrative region of China. This official visit has significantly intensified contacts at the business level. The sides have also signed an agreement on avoidance of double taxation. This document provides for measures to help prevent tax evasion on income and property between Belarus and Hong Kong.

11.01.2017

Grodno declared cultural capital of Silk Road in Belarus
Grodno declared cultural capital of Silk Road in Belarus Grodno has been declared the cultural capital of the Silk Road in Belarus. China's Ministry for Foreign Affairs has supported the initiative. This was reported on January 11 during the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Grodno Oblast and Henan province (China) through the Red Cross. Among the issues reflected in the document are the exchange of volunteers, sharing of best practices of Special Rapid Deployment Forces as well as joining of efforts for rehabilitation of children with disabilities.

28.12.2016

Belarus, China creating venture capital investment fund
Belarus, China creating venture capital investment fund Belarus and China have created a venture capital investment fund. It will finance start-ups and the so-called growth companies. This is stipulated by the agreement on cooperation, which was signed in Minsk on 28 December.

23.12.2016

Wang Jue: Belarus and China have big prospects in education
Wang Jue: Belarus and China have big prospects in education Cooperation and new projects between Belarus and China were discussed in Minsk on December 22. Particular attention was paid to the education system.  Now about 2,000 Chinese students study in Belarus and more than 600 Belarusians are in China for educational purposes.

02.12.2016

Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian
Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian "Melodies of open heart" is the name of a collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian, which was presented in Minsk. It includes poems by famous Wang Guozhen. This book is another opportunity for fans of Chinese culture without the knowledge of the Chinese language to touch the philosophy of that country. By the way, this is the seventh book in the series "Bright signs: Chinese poets".

14.11.2016

Cooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in MinskCooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in Minsk
Cooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in Minsk Education without borders will be not only for students, but also for pupils. The negotiations on the cooperation of universities, vocational schools and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province took place in Minsk. Chinese colleagues note their interest in such subjects as geology, engineering and information technology. The discussion concerning cooperation between universities is not a rare thing. At the same time, the dialogue on cooperation at the school level the Grodno region and Gansu Province held for the first time.

10.11.2016

Companies from China and Belarus intend to expand cooperation
Companies from China and Belarus intend to expand cooperation Minsk these days has become a platform which presents more than 40 companies from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. This presentation is a logical continuation of Belarus' participation in the fifth exhibition China-Eurasia in the city of Urumqi. China is among the top three trading partners of Belarus. This is confirmed by the bilateral trade figures. In 2015, Belarus-China trade amounted to more than $3 billion.

09.11.2016

Products of Chinese Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region presented at Minsk’s exhibition
Products of Chinese Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region presented at Minsk’s exhibition The cooperation in agriculture and mechanical engineering is a priority for Belarus and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Minsk received a delegation from more than 40 Chinese companies. The product of these companies were presented at the exhibition that took place in the framework of the program of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Belarus and China.

06.11.2016

Andrei Kobyakov invites Li Keqiang to Belarus
Andrei Kobyakov invites Li Keqiang to Belarus Minsk and Beijing discuss bilateral economic cooperation. On November 5, in Riga, Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov met with Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang. The parties discussed the cooperation in agricultural, industrial and financial sectors and the implementation of large projects. For instance, the China-Belarus Industrial Park can become a pearl of the Silk Road. The majority of the countries participated in the summit are interested in a logistic potential of Belarus.
16+1 summit in Riga: Andrei Kobyakov meets with Li Keqiang and Māris Kučinskis
16+1 summit in Riga: Andrei Kobyakov meets with Li Keqiang and Māris Kučinskis Belarus takes part in the summit of Heads of Government of Central and Eastern Europe and China 16+1 that is held in Riga. Belarus participates in the summit as an observer. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov arrived in Latvia on a working visit. The format of the meeting is initiated by China for the fifths time. Participants of the summit will discuss the cooperation of countries in spheres of investments, transportation, finance, science, education and culture.

01.11.2016

China abolishes transit visas for Belarusians
China abolishes transit visas for Belarusians Transit through China without visas. Belarus has been included in the list of countries whose citizens have the right to stay in the country without special permission in case of arriving on international flights landing in China. A 72-hour visa-free regime is in force at 15 checkpoints, while at three others, this regime lasts six days. A similar practice today also applies to Chinese citizens who travel via Minsk.

31.10.2016

Chinese veterinarians inspect Belarusian meat packing plants
Chinese veterinarians inspect Belarusian meat packing plants Chinese veterinarians finished the official inspection of Belarusian meat packing factories. The experts were inspecting the Belarusian approach to feeding livestock and the rules of the production of meat and meat products. Chinese specialists favorably evaluated the work of Belarusian colleagues and the level of the veterinary service in Belarus.  

28.10.2016

Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine to appear in Minsk region
Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine to appear in Minsk region The Minsk region and the Chinese province Zhejiang agreed to build the Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Minsk region. In accordance with the agreement, the Belarusian party and the Chinese party have particular obligations. Thus, the Department of Health of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee will provide the Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine with rooms and necessary equipment. The Chinese party will send its specialists to treat Belarusians and to teach Belarusian doctors.

15.10.2016

Meeting with representatives of Guangdong held in Minsk
Meeting with representatives of Guangdong held in Minsk Belarus and China, cooperation between regions. Businessmen from Chinese province Guangdong visited Minsk. The partners met at the trade, economic and tourist conference. Businessmen estimated the possibility of investment in projects of China-Belarus Industrial Park and activation of tourist business of Minsk and Guangdong. About 160 companies from all Minsk regions presented their abilities. The Chinese delegation consisted of representatives of more than 60 enterprises.

10.10.2016

Mikhail Kovalev, professor of Belarusian State University on IMF loan for Belarus and role of China in economy
Mikhail Kovalev, professor of Belarusian State University on IMF loan for Belarus and role of China in economy Belarus has had a successful cooperation with the IMF for many years. In 2010, we received a large loan worth 3.5 billion dollars in the framework of the Standby Program. Belarus has already paid its debt. Now, there are discussions about a new loan from the IMF with very good interest. However, should Belarus count so much on the IMF? We asked the opinion of professor Mikhail Kovalev. We hope to get a loan worth 3 billion dollars for 10 years with the interest rate of 2.3% a year. What does it mean?

06.10.2016

Salaries in Belarus to increase by 9% in 2017
Salaries in Belarus to increase by 9% in 2017 Belarus' draft budget for 2017 has been adopted. In the second reading, the absolute majority of deputies voted for the draft of the main financial document. It will retain social orientation. One-third part of the budget will be earmarked for state programs: in education - for the development of innovative approaches, while in health care focus will be made on affordability and quality. Payroll fund will increase by 9%, while labor pensions will be increased twice.

03.10.2016

Contracts worth billions of dollars: effect from Belarus’ President visit to China
Contracts worth billions of dollars: effect from Belarus’ President visit to China As much as 11 billion dollars is the effect from the Belarusian President’s visit to China. This is the sum of all real and expected contracts. Mechanical engineering, high technologies, education, agriculture are the spheres that are part of the economic cooperation between Belarus and China.

02.10.2016

“Reliable, comprehensive, mutually beneficial”: Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to China
“Reliable, comprehensive, mutually beneficial”: Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to China The territory of Belarus is 45 times less than the territory of China. The Chinese population is 145 bigger than the population of Belarus. The Belarusian GDP is also much less that one in China. However, from now on, such different countries like Belarus and China will be strategic partners.

01.10.2016

Results of Belarus’ President’s state visit to China: “Belarus is among four close friends”
Results of Belarus’ President’s state visit to China: “Belarus is among four close friends” On October 1, the results for the economy after the state visit of Alexander Lukashenko to China were announced. About $11 billion is the sum of the contracts that will be implemented. All the documents signed in Beijing are falling into four categories. The documents are related to political, investment, trade and humanitarian spheres. Nikolai Maksimov, political scientist:What do trustworthy relations mean? It means that China considers Belarus as its reliable partner.
Belarus’ President state visit to China: $11 billion is sum of potential contracts
Belarus’ President state visit to China: $11 billion is sum of potential contracts The first economic results of the state visit of Alexander Lukashenko to China have been announced today. About $11 billion is the sum of the contracts that will be implemented. All the documents signed in Beijing are falling into four categories. The documents are related to political, investment, trade and humanitarian sphere.

30.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about China-Belarus Industrial Park: Project demonstrates to Europe and whole world growing technological level of China
Alexander Lukashenko about China-Belarus Industrial Park: Project demonstrates growing technological level of China The China-Belarus Industrial Park should become a showpiece project. This was an announcement made by Belarus’ President speaking with students of the Beijing University on September 30. It was said that the Park would be the pearl of the Silk Road. At the same time, it could become an international project, as various companies from different countries are eager to participate in it.
Belarus' President: China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world
Belarus' President: China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world, said Belarus' President September 30 speaking with students of Peking University. Alexander Lukashenko raised the topic of the situation in the world. The President noted that international politics today is characterized by strong competition of states in all spheres of life: economic, scientific and cultural.

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