Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to become active "field player" in SCO
Reports on the All-Belarusian People's Assembly flew to many countries around the world. But news from Belarus doesn't often hit the headlines, even in Russia. All main Russian TV channels are present in Belarus, including the one broadcasting our program. However, not the same can be said about Belarusian channels. The story about how one of Belarusian TV channels has been attempting to get airtime in the cable network of Moscow is proverbial.
Minsk and Beijing to exchange students and teachers
Minsk and Beijing will cooperate more actively in the field of education. On June 22, in the Town Hall, the sister cities signed a memorandum.
Thus, the agreement on the exchange of students and teachers was inked. The Chinese side proposed to establish direct contacts between the universities and schools of the two capitals.
The delegation from Beijing will stay in Minsk for a few days. During the visit, Chinese representatives will visit many schools.
Man and social problems are in focus during 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly
On June 23, delegates of the fifth All-Belarusian National Assembly will continue the debate to discuss the development strategy of Belarus in the coming years.
On June 22, on the sidelines of the Assembly, some members and guests of the event shared their impressions about the large-scale event, which determines the country's future for 2016-2020.
Belarus President goes to SCO meeting in Uzbekistan June 23
June 22, it became known that Alexander Lukashenko will take part in a meeting of heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan.
The President's working visit to the republic is scheduled for June 23-24. The head of state has already departed for Uzbekistan.
The upcoming Tashkent summit will be the first in which Belarus will be represented at the highest level in the new observer status.
The Belarusian head of state will also hold a number of bilateral meetings.
5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly: Day 1 summary
The 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly opened in Minsk June 22. This is the most democratic way of democracy. Journalists pick different epithets and comparisons for the forum. But the Belarus President explains it simply and clearly. He speaks about the purpose of the meeting itself and the people taking part in it.
Xi Jinping turns 63: President Lukashenko congratulates Chinese leader
Today is the 63rd birthday of Chairman of the People's Republic of China.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Xi Jinping on this day. The President highlighted the role of Xi Jinping in lifting Belarusian-Chinese relations to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership. They now continue to grow through new mutually beneficial projects.
Shenyang signs cooperation agreement with Minsk
The capital of Belarus and the Chinese city of Shenyang are establishing relations. June 6, the sides signed an agreement on cooperation. The business partners from China are interested in the implementation of projects in industry, commerce, education, healthcare and tourism.
In addition, Chinese businessmen are interested in gaining experience from Belarus when it comes to road construction.
First Belarusian-Chinese robotics tournament opens in Minsk May 25
On May 25, the first Belarusian-Chinese robotics tournament started in Minsk.
During the day, 16 teams from Belarus and China competed in two disciplines: robotic race and in the category "Research of interplanetary space," where robots demonstrated agility and other skills.
The technological forum will last three days. On May 26, the participants will go to Brest for the second stage of the competition.
Belarus' Kapyl signs twin agreement with China's Chongqing
Kapyl has become a twin town of Chinese Chongqing. A delegation from China visited Kapyl district and got familiar with the economy, social life and history of the region.
As a result the sides signed an agreement on cooperation in various fields - from agriculture to culture. In order to further discuss the future prospects of inter-ethnic relations local authorities of Kapyl will in the near future make a return visit to the Chinese city, which population is more than 30 million people.
What are the pros of Belarus' transport system?
This week, the first train from distant China with construction materials for the industrial park "Great Stone" arrived in Minsk region. Another related news: a river tourist route opens between Grodno and Lithuanian Druskininkai from early summer 2016. So water transport is not forgotten either, though Belarus is a land-locked country. But the leader is motor transport: cargo transportation has occupied first place in the export of services since the beginning of 2016. And then there is also subway and horse-drawn carriages - which are still a traditional means of transport in the
First train from China arrives in Belarus after two-week journey
The first train with Chinese cargo arrived in Kolyadichi, near Minsk, on May 16 after a long route along the so-called Silk Road. More than 40 containers were on their way to Belarus from the city of Baoding for about two weeks.
The new rail route is another next step in implementing the large-scale project "One belt - one way." Experts have noted its high commercial value. Delivery of goods by train takes almost three times less than by sea.
Priorities of Belarus-China cooperation discussed May 13
The priorities of the bilateral cooperation on May 13 were discussed by the Belarusian government at a meeting with a delegation from China. It came to our country to participate in a working group meeting on the construction of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone.
This project has already been called the pearl of the economic belt of the Silk Road. Now it's time to review the implementation of that project.
Belarus regards China as a strategic partner in trade, economic, credit and investment, scientific-technical and other areas.
Head of Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Andrei Gal dismissed
Andrei Gal has been dismissed as head of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone "for a single gross violation of labor duties".
The corresponding presidential decree was published today on the National Legal Internet Portal.
Another personnel decision involves the dismissal of chief of staff and first deputy commander of the Western Operational Command of Belarus' Armed Forces Oleg Melnikov.
Minsk, Beijing become sister cities
Mayor of Minsk Andrei Shorets has expressed hope that Beijing and Minsk will take the mutually beneficial cooperation to a new level. A delegation from the Belarusian capital went to China on an official visit, following which the sides signed an agreement on establishing twin-city relations. First of all, it concerns economy issues.
Belarus Foreign Minister holding talks in Beijing
Belarus aims to promote national interests in the Asia-Pacific region. Another platform for this is the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia, which is taking place in China.
This is a major regional forum for the development and strengthening of co-operation, security, economic growth and stability in the region. It brings together 26 countries.
Chinese TV channel may start broadcasting in Belarus
Belarus and China are building an information bridge strengthening cooperation in the field of mass media. The corresponding agreement is going to be signed between the Belarusian Union of Journalists and the All-China Association of Journalists.
Both sides have ambitious plans in this field. Of course, this means reciprocal internships, exchange of experience and joint projects. Moreover, Belarus does not exclude that China may start the broadcasting of one of its channels.
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes work on Chinese-Belarusian industrial park
The current year must be crucial in overcoming the negative trends in economy, said President Alexander Lukashenko addressing the Belarusian people and the National Assembly.
The principles of economic development are first of all diversification of export, reduction of production costs by 25%, creation of 50,000 jobs and the development of agriculture. The economy must take the path of innovative development.
Belarus to offer tourists new kinds of holidays
Belarus will offer tourists new kinds of vacations. Among the priorities are medical services as well as agro-tourism sector. Gaining popularity is inbound tourism.
According to statistics, in 2015, vacation at home was chosen by almost a million Belarusians. The number of weekend tours has doubled.
It is possible that a simplified visa regime will apply to some tourists. Now such agreements are valid for visitors from China. They can remain in Belarus for three days without a visa.
China to hold pension reform in 5 years: CTV teleconference with Central China TV journalist
The whole world is moving towards increasing the retirement age. Some countries have already passed this way, and some, such as China, are just beginning the reforms. The other day the head of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China, a country with more than a billion people, said that the PRC will carry out this reform within 5 years to reduce the burden on the state pension fund.
Xiang Zhongnan - China Central Television reporter from Beijing - has more details. The CTV Channel has recently contacted him.
Alexander Lukashenko gives interview to CCTV
On March, 1, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko gave an interview to China Central Television.
The President answered a number of questions concerning the most significant results and prospects of the cooperation between Belarus and China. In particularly, the construction of the China-Belarus Industrial Park was discussed. It is one of the most important projects that will create a transcontinental corridor between Asia and Europe.
Belarusian foods to appear in China
Belarusian meat and milk will appear in China soon. Chinese food emissaries are auditing Belarusian food producers.
Wang Yao Tien has been living in Belarus for 15 years. He loves Belarusian food, especially milk and honey.
Wang Yao Tien, the representative of cultural and business center of China in Belarus:Our goal is to bring Chinese investors to Belarus to let them taste Belarusian food products.
International Book Exhibition opens in Minsk
One of the main events of the Year of Culture in Belarus is underway in Minsk. On February 10, the 23rd International Book Exhibition will open in the Belarus capital.
Nearly 30 countries will present their achievements in the field of literature. The guest of honor this year will be Armenia. A delegation from Ecuador is among the special guests. Among the exhibitors will be Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, the UK, the United States and beyond.
Alexander Lukashenko demands efficient use of China's $7 billion loan
The Belarus Government should work harder on developing projects in line with Chinese loan of $7 billion, said President Alexander Lukashenko hearing out a report of the Foreign Minister, Vladimir Makei.
The Head of State stressed that it is very good money for Belarus, especially now. These funds can be used to finance many projects.
Chinese New Year in Belarus: Dumplings on the table, red clothes, jewelery and envelopes
The Chinese New Year was celebrated not only in Minsk but all over the world. It is also called Spring Festival. This is one of the oldest and most important dates of the eastern calendar. Each year is associated with an animal. 2016 is associated with a fiery monkey. The main thing is that it promises are marital and material welfare.
Chinese chef Li Ming is making culinary delights. But, in spite of the traditional features, there is one common feature of the Belarusian and Chinese New Year - a holiday table should abound with treats.
National Airport Minsk 2nd runway to be suitable even for Airbus A380
The new runway at National Airport Minsk will be 60 meters longer than the existing one and the concrete cover will be two times thicker, which will allow Belarus to take the world's largest passenger aircraft Airbus A380.
"It will be capable of receiving all aircraft types that exist today. Moreover, the equipment installed will be the most modern, and thus aircraft will be able to land at virtually any visibility," said representative of the Department of Aviation of the Ministry of Transport and Communications Valery Bolbotunov.
Belarus, China conducting science & technology project competition
The State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus (SCST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China have started to accept applications for the competition of joint Belarusian-Chinese scientific and technological projects for 2016-2017, the press service of the SCST said.
"Applications for the contest of joint Belarusian-Chinese scientific and technological projects for 2016-2017 will be accepted from 1 to 29 February," said the press service.
Belintersat-1: Belarus’ first ever communications satellite
The Belarusian satellite Belintersat-1 was successfully launched into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) on January 15, 2016, a few hours to midnight. Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory telegrams the same evening.
The Belarusian space revolution took place in July 2012 when the first satellite lifted off. Now Belarus is considered a space power. Its scientists are creating the Earth remote probing system.
Belarus successfully launches satellite Belintersat-1
The Belarusian telecommunications satellite Belintersat-1 has been successfully launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The device is designed for the transmission of television and radio signal as well as providing access to the Internet. The size of the satellite are comparable to a car and its weight is more than 5 tons.
Chinese to build dorm in Minsk
Chinese investment will be directed into the Student's Village. At the intersection of Dzerzhinsky Avenue and Semashko Street in Minsk there will appear a new dormitory.
The Chinese design is ready: the building will have a fitness room, a cafe and all facilities for people with disabilities.
The project is estimated at $40 million. The dorm will become home for about 1,000 students, built in 2018.
Belarusian-Chinese Midea Horizont to branch out into new products in 2016
This Belarusian-Chinese manufacturer of import-substitution household appliances exports about 80% of its output. It makes up a million of items and billions of income a year. The major part is exported to the CIS countries. In 2016, the Belarusian-Chinese joint venture is going to produce water heaters, water coolers and cooking tops following microwave ovens. It will help create new jobs.
BelGee staff about Belarusian-Chinese automobile project
The Belarus President last week spoke about his dream: he would like Belarus to produce not only produces trucks, tractors and buses but also the people's passenger car. Such as Volkswagen in Germany. In the case of Belarus it is BelGee.
Belarus may introduce domestic developments in BelGee car production
Belarusian passenger cars do have the future. Together with professionals from China, Belarus is already assembling cars of different classes near the town of Borisov. Belarus, however, plans to expand the production and introduce more domestic developments. The task was set November 30 by the Belarus President.
Currently, 70 kilometers from Minsk a plant is being built on which at first 60,000 and then 120,000 cars a year will be produced. The majority of them will be exported.
Belarus to assemble cars using Chinese technologies
To create a car based on Chinese technologies but with the use of Belarusian experience - such was the task set today, 30 November, by Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting on assembly of passenger cars. Currently Belarusian-Chinese cars are being assembled near the Belarusian town of Borisov using SKD.
BelGee cars are in demand at present. The Belarus President raised the issue of the sales of the cars produced.
Trade and logistics center in Chinese-Belarusian Park by 2016
A commerce and logistics center should appear in the Chinese-Belarusian Park Great Stone until the end of 2016. Now project documentation is being prepared. Works are already underway on the territory of Smolevichi district. 80% of engineering infrastructure has already been built.
In 2016 surface facilities will be constructed. This is administrative, industrial real estate, and real estate of the first residents.
Chinese Film Week kicks off in Minsk
War drama. Animation. Stories of love for people with a good sense of humor. Chinese Film Week kicked off in Minsk.
The romantic comedy "Close enemies" opened the week. Viewers will be able to enjoy six films of different genres.
The movies are in the Chinese language with Russian subtitles.
Belarus ready to cooperate with China's autonomous regions
Belarus is ready to cooperate closer with China's autonomous regions. Minsk is hosting a Belarusian-Chinese business forum on November 18. It brought together more than 250 representatives of business circles of both countries. The trade and economic dialogue was the beginning of a large-scale exhibition of products by Chinese manufacturers.
Companies from China are acquainting Belarusians with their capabilities and achievements in the field of tourism, education, construction, industry, as well as investment and finance.
Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus President (inauguration speech)
The newly elected President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko officially took office on November 6. The inauguration attracted the attention by novelties in the procedure. In the Palace of Independence, the Belarusian leader was sworn in in civilian clothes, and then appeared in State Flag Square in a military uniform.
According to the Constitution, the President shall take office only after taking the oath. The ceremony, under the law, should be held no later than two months after the elections.
CIS: Belarus President’s inauguration opens a new page in the country's development
Minsk accepted numerous guests on November 6. Among those who were invited to the Palace of Independence for the Belarus’ President’s inauguration ceremony were foreign diplomats, spiritual and public organizations’ leaders, famous athletes and politicians. They shared their impressions immediately after the solemn inauguration ceremony.
Belarus President meets China’s Deputy Prime Minister of Commerce
Belarus and China will implement all the agreements on time, said Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with Zhong Shan, deputy prime minister of commerce and a special international trade envoy of China.
The Chinese diplomat will represent China at the Belarusian President’s inauguration ceremony.
The two countries are connected by strategic partnership and its enhancement is on the agenda today. Cordial relations between the leaders of the countries favour the promotion of state interests.
Belarusian, Chinese notary offices sign cooperation deal
Notary offices of Belarus and China have signed a cooperation agreement. This is the result of the first official visit of a delegation of the Belarusian Chamber of Notaries to China.
The document should help develop business relations between the two countries, including in the establishment of the Belarusian-Chinese project "The Great Stone".
Belarus' parliament ratifies Friendship Treaty with China
The Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of the Belarus parliament, has ratified the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation between Belarus and China. The document was signed by the heads of state in Minsk in May 2015. Also, the MPs considered the procedure of foreign donations. Especially for this they analyzed the experience of Kazakhstan, Russia, Austria, Great Britain, the United States and other countries.
Days of Chinese culture underway in Belarus
Belarus is holding Days of Chinese Culture.
Belarusians will be able to get acquainted with the art of oriental costumes and plunge into the Qin Dynasty era. On October 13, in the Kupalovsky Theatre, the audience will see the first performance of a play about a fearless warrior who in the fight with enemies does not spare his life. Bright decorations, impeccable acting and the extravaganza of light and sound will create a unique atmosphere.
China President Xi Jinping congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on re-election
China President Xi Jinping has congratulated President Alexander Lukashenko on re-election on October 12.
He said: "I hope that state-building under your leadership will be developing even more successfully."
Also, Alexander Lukashenko is receiving many congratulations from Belarusian and foreign politicians, diplomats, heads of enterprises, organizations and public figures.
Chinese Ambassador: Belarus has a bright future
Welcome to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. October 1 is the Day of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and today, we have an opportunity to talk to Cui Qiming, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus. Good evening!
Cui Qiming, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic to the Republic of Belarus:
Belarus President sends greetings to China's Xi Jinping timed to 66th anniversary of the founding of PRC
China celebrates the main state holiday - the 66th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.
From this day, there begins the so-called non-work golden week, when virtually the whole country is immersed in the celebration. China's streets are decorated necessarily with large compositions of flowers - a kind of main attribute of the holiday. All 7 days festivities are going on. They end with a grand fireworks display.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President Xi Jinping and the entire Chinese people on the anniversary of the proclamation of the PRC.
14 companies to come to Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park in 2016
Some 14 companies are planning to come to the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone in 2016. Now the sides are in talks and developing business plans and investment projects. We are talking about timber production equipment, pharmaceutical companies, as well as enterprises that are engaged in research in the scientific and technical sector.
Note that 8 residents of the industrial park "Great Stone" are currently registered. Two of them have already started construction works: a malt processing plant and a logistics center.
China Ambassador hails recent progress in Belarusian-Chinese relations
Industry, construction and IT... All these are the areas in which Belarus and China found common ground. The most global joint project is the establishment of the industrial park "Great Stone". The Belarusian "Silicon Valley" will be one of the key elements in the economic belt of the Silk Road.
Frequent meetings of the two presidents emphasize deep mutual interest to cooperate. In May, the Chinese leader visited Belarus, while Alexander Lukashenko paid a return visit to China in September 2015.
Brewing malt plant to be built in Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park
The construction of a plant for the production of brewing malt has started in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone. Taking part in the ceremony was a delegation from China headed by the governor of Gansu Province.
This project with a volume of Chinese investment of more than $100 million will be completed by autumn 2016. A Chinese real estate developer will be the 8th resident of the industrial park.
All-China Youth Federation visits Brest Fortress
"Belarus is a country of friendship and national reconciliation." Such was the motto of the meeting of the Chinese delegation with Belarusian boys and girls. Brest was visited by representatives of one of the largest organizations of the world - All-China Youth Federation uniting more than 300 million people.
Belarusian and Chinese youth discussed such topics as support to gifted children, joint projects and, of course, historical memory.
Grodno and the Chinese Gansu Province intend to create and develop joint projects
On September 17 the Grodno region and the Chinese province of Gansu discussed interregional projects.
A delegation from China arrived in the town on Neman. The cooperation between the partners intensified after the recent meetings between the Belarusian and Chinese presidents. While earlier it was only about trial contacts and cultural exchanges, now the sides are in talks on specific projects.
International exhibition Euroregion Neman opens in Grodno
Representatives of more than a hundred companies from Belarus, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and China met in Grodno on September 11. Here works the international exhibition-fair "Euroregion Neman".
The economic forum will allow guests to get acquainted with the potential of the Grodno region. There are no restrictions on areas of activity.
Alexander Lukashenko: We can get 7 billion from China whenever we want to implement our projects
The floating exchange rate, consumer prices and the use of Chinese loans... These matters were among those Alexander Lukashenko today discussed with the chairman of the National Bank, Pavel Kallaur. The National Bank chief spoke about the situation in the financial sector. August was not the easiest month for the economy. At this time, Belarus was affected by external factors - the decline in world oil prices and the weakening of the national currencies of Belarus' major trading partners - especially in Russia.
China and Belarus: Iron-bound partners
The theme of the week was the visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to China. The country, which today claims to be one of the two most powerful economies in the world and one of the new centers of power of the emerging multipolar world, considers Belarus as a reliable friend and moreover as an iron-bound partner. Such diplomatic vocabulary was used by the Chinese side.
A portfolio of Belarus and China's projects is the best evidence that we are united not only by the overall victory in the Second World War, but also by an economic development strategy.
Hainan, China's only island with tropical climate
China has an island where people live until a hundred years old, do not sew or forge anything but are still considered Chinese citizens. Our special correspondent Irina Martyanova has details from Hainan.
Adventures of Chinese in Belarus: CTV channel organizes tour for guests from China
Some Chinese believe that the best holidays are... in Belarus. The CTV channel has organized a tour of Belarus for two Chinese citizens.
Wang Jia and Li Shen ask to call them simply: Nadia and Lesha (two Russian names). From the first minutes of dialogue, the level of their Russian language surprises us. Both turn out to be experienced translators.
Wang Jia:This is a beautiful country, real nature, people are very hospitable and kind.
Alexander Lukashenko completes three-day working visit to China
Alexander Lukashenko has completed a three-day working visit to China He has already landed at National Airport Minsk.
The President attended a colorful military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the victory in the Anti-Japanese War. Leaders of the three dozen states were in the stands together with Alexander Lukashenko.
Alexander Lukashenko signs directive on Belarus-China relations
Alexander Lukashenko has signed a directive on the development of bilateral relations with China. This document will be the foundation of cooperation between Belarus and China. Energy security, science, economy, and art. The directive covers virtually all areas of the intergovernmental dialogue.
A lot of Belarusians are now learning Chinese. This student, Nikita, knows about 3,000 hieroglyphs. Nikita is sure that he will learn much more, since the average worker in China knows about 10,000 hieroglyphs. The student plans to get a Master's Degree in the future.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and China are long-time friends
Alexander Lukashenko and President Xi Jinping held talks in Beijing September 2 during the Belarus President's working visit to that country. At the meeting, China confirmed its intention to continue to support our country in a difficult time for the global economy.
For China, Belarus is not just a western partner, but also an area of stability on the European continent. In turn, for Belarus, China is a growing market with advanced technologies and a reliable partner in Asia.
Belarus' President to Chinese People's Daily: Attempts to rewrite history are fruitless
Any attempts to rewrite history are doomed to failure. Such a statement was made by President Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with major Chinese newspaper "People's Daily".
An exclusive material published on September 3. The Head of State gave an interview to the authoritative and influential media on the eve of his working visit to China. The circulation of the daily Chinese newspaper is estimated at nearly three million copies.
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in WWII military parade in Beijing
China is marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the victory in the anti-Japanese war. The celebration was attended by the president of Belarus.
The colorful action was also observed by heads of state of Russia, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Serbia, Venezuela and other countries. Also attending the events were leaders of international associations like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS. Before the start of the military parade, President Xi Jinping personally greeted honorable guests.
Alexander Lukashenko, President Xi Jinping hold talks in Beijing
The main political news today comes from China, where the President of Belarus is continuing his working visit. Alexander Lukashenko and President Xi Jinping have held talks in Beijing.
The Belarusian leader thanked the head of the People's Republic of China for providing investment and loans for infrastructure projects in Belarus.
Today, China has confirmed readiness to support Belarus in this difficult time for the global economy. The countries are bound by two decades of cooperation.
First Vice-Premier of China to President Lukashenko: China admires Belarus' achievements
The working visit of the Belarusian President to China continues on September 2. Alexander Lukashenko is now holding bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership.
At a meeting with Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, the President stated that Belarus is not a situational partner of China but a long-time reliable partner.
Expert: China is one of Belarus' closest partners outside CIS
Belarus and China are bound by decades of cooperation. But in recent years, dialogue between the two countries has revived. This was facilitated by regular meetings at the highest level.
In May 2015, head of China Xi Jinping visited Minsk. Back then the heads of state held official talks and signed a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Belarus and China, as well as a joint declaration on the further development and deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership.
President of Belarus arrives in China on working visit September 1
The main political topic of the day is the beginning of the working visit of President Alexander Lukashenko to China. Board number 1 has landed at the airport of the Chinese capital.
In China, the Belarusian head of state will take part in celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Anti-Japanese War and the Second World War. Also on agenda are a series of bilateral meetings between Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese leadership.
Beijing preparing for large-scale parade due on September 3
Representatives of about fifty nations received invitations for the celebrations in Beijing timed to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in China. Most of them have confirmed their participation. Among them are 30 presidents. These are heads of state of Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Serbia and Venezuela. Also, the UN Secretary General is expected to attend the ceremonies.
Belarus President to begin China working visit September 1
The President of Belarus has gone to China on a three-day working visit today, September 1. He will take part in celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the victory in the anti-Japanese war.
The culmination of the celebrations will be a massive parade in Beijing, which the organizers promise to make unforgettable.
Alexander Lukashenko to make working visit to China 1-3 September
President of Belarus on September 1-3 will pay a working visit to China. He will take part in celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Anti-Japanese War and the end of World War II.
The visit will also be marked by a series of Alexander Lukashenko's meetings with the leadership of China.
Belarus abolishes visas for Chinese: Boost for bilateral relations?
To Belarus without a visa. From August 24 citizens of China may enter Belarus without a special passport mark. However, the term of their stay here should not exceed three days. This order applies to those Chinese citizens who come from China on a direct flight and have in their passports visas of an EU state or the state that is member of the Schengen area.
Three-day visa-free stay for Chinese in Belarus
Citizens of China have been allowed to stay in Belarus without a visa up to three days, reads the corresponding decree of the Belarus President that come into force today, August 24.
This order applies to those Chinese citizens who come from China on a direct flight and have in their passport a visa of an EU state or a state of the Schengen area.
These reasons are enough to stay in Belarus for up to three days. Visa-free entry and exit extends to transit passengers travelling through Belarus.
Belarus and China to jointly train journalists
Belarus and China will work together to train journalists. This was discussed in the main university of Belarus, the Belarusian State University. High school students from China got familiar with Belarus' education on August 19. Over ten days almost fifty students from China have visited Belarus for recuperation.
The BSU today trains more than 2.5 thousand foreign students. A third of them are young people from China. The majority after graduating continue to study for higher degrees.
Belarusian-Chinese sister cities develop roadmap to deepen trade, economic cooperation
Sister regions of Belarus and China have developed a roadmap to deepen trade and economic cooperation.
Today in Beijing, the working group on inter-regional trade and economic cooperation have identified priority joint projects as well as promising directions.
Participants of the meeting also discussed the important issues of interregional trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, the implementation of the agreements reached during the Belarus-China regional business forum in Minsk.
Belarusian military to go to China for military parade
On August 17, Belarusian military will leave for Beijing. Some 85 soldiers of the guard of honor will take part in the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazism on September 3.
In addition to the solemn procession and an extensive cultural program in the capital of China, the whole country will play host to exhibitions, international seminars and civil memorial services for the victims of the war.
Pakistan-China economic corridor may use BelAZ capabilities
The capabilities of Belarusian Automobile Plant (BelAZ) can be used in the construction of the economic corridor between Pakistan and China, said the Minister of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The Prime Minister of Pakistan will complete his official visit today after three busy days spent in Belarus.
Top managers of BelAZ acquainted Mr Nawaz Sharif with the fleet and showed him the famous giant vehicles. The first dump trucks (30 tons each) were delivered to Pakistan in 2008.
Summer camp Zubryonok welcomes young tourists from China
Zubryonok is hosting young tourists from China. This is the first time these Chinese children have come to the shore of Lake Naroch. On August 10 they were warmly greeted at National Airport Minsk. On the way to the recreation site, boys and girls could appreciate the beauty of Belarusian nature.
Chinese kids to improve health in Belarus' Zubrenok summer camp
Fifty children from China became guests of the most famous Belarusian children's summer camp on August 10.
They will spend a couple of weeks on the bank of Lake Naroch, the deepest one and probably the most beautiful and famous in Belarus.
This is a kind of reciprocal gesture to the Chinese side as Belarusian children improved health in China as part of a similar program back in 2014.
Three-day visa-free stay in Belarus for Chinese citizens
The President of Belarus signed a decree allowing visa-free entry and exit, as well as transit across the territory of Belarus and temporary stay in the country for up to three days for Chinese citizens, according to the presidential press service.
This procedure is designed for Chinese citizens arriving on direct flights from airports in the country of nationality provided they have in the passport a valid visa of the states-members of the European Union or the states that are parties to the Schengen agreement.
Nesvizh Castle audio guide now available in Chinese
Nesvizh Castle audio guides are now translated into Chinese. In recent years, there have been increasing numbers of tourists from China. The museum decided to acquaint Chinese guests with Belarusian history in their own language.
The audio guide in Nesvizh Castle is also available in Belarusian, Russian, Polish, English and German.
The architectural and cultural complex of the former residence of the Radziwill Family in Nesvizh is one of the attractions of Belarus, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Belarusian-Chinese military drills Swift Eagle 2015: Active phase begins
Storm of the captured buildings and release of hostages. The active phase of the joint Belarusian-Chinese military exercises Swift Eagle 2015 started near Brest.
Special forces of the two countries work out the preparation and conduct of anti-terrorist operations.
According to a legend, extremists took over gas-filling station personnel. Over 300 military are trying to neutralize the militants.
The armed forces of Belarus and China conducted similar training in 2011 and 2012. These drills continue the strategic partnership between Belarus and China.
Swift Eagle 2015: Belarus and China conduct joint military drills near Brest
Swift Eagle 2015. Belarus and China have begun joint military exercises. Near Brest, special forces of the two countries are working out preparation and conduct of anti-terrorist operations.
Vadim Denisenko, commander of special operations forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus:This is the third consecutive joint Belarusian-Chinese training. We will practice night shooting of a joint unit, joint night landing and further transition to combat operations before the dawn when we begin to eliminate illegal armed groups.
Belarus-China relations: politics or economy? Expert opinions in talk show What's Going On?
What can we say today about the relationship between Belarus and China? What is China today? Are relations between Belarus and China's most profitable in terms of politics or economy?
In mid-May, Xi Jinping, Chinese President, made a historic visit to Belarus to sign a large package of documents. Experts estimate it at $18 billion. That will this strategic partnership give us?
Over the past 30 years, China has made a great leap forward in its development. This is the result of politics and transparency. What is the secret, Mr Kovalev?
Alexander Lukashenko meets chief of major Russian bank German Gref
How to make Belarusian economy work more efficiently? This matter was discussed at the May 18 meeting of the Belarus President with Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia German Gref.
Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that not everything is smooth in the Belarus economy. In particular, the situation is influenced by the neighboring countries - our traditional partners.
However, there are some positive trends. We are gradually developing new markets and expanding our presence in other countries.
Why is China interested in Belarus? Xi Jinping's state visit review
The most significant foreign policy event of the week was Xi Jinping's state visit to Belarus. The head of China spent three days in Minsk. And these three days are likely to be decisive in the relations between the two countries in the coming years, and perhaps decades. After all, as Xi Jinping confessed, here and now, there has started a new era in the Belarusian-Chinese relations.
Belarus–China: Current joint projects
After Xi Jinping's visit to Belarus, the agreement portfolio totals about $18 billion. But there are a number of joint projects that are already at work: from pavement polymer additives to high-precision lasers. And it’s worth mentioning that ordinary people like students, researchers, and workers are working on them. A CTV correspondent met with some of them.
Vitaliy Gorbush, BNTU Confucius Institute director:In our Confucius Institute of Science and Technology, you can see the portrait of a great scientist, philosopher, writer, and sage.
Chinese media coverage of Xi Jinping visit to Belarus
Chinese media coverage of Xi Jinping visit to Belarus
The visit of the PRC president to Belarus is one of the most discussed topics in the world press. Headlines of the fresh Chinese newspapers were devoted to the Minsk negotiations. News bulletins on the leading Chinese TV channels started with this topic.
Belarus Premier: Chinese loans are beneficial for us
Belarus' loans from China are comfortable in terms of time and cost. This was said on May 13 by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov at a meeting with chairman of the State Development Bank of China. The Premier noted that four loan agreements worth more than $800 million are now being implemented.
In September 2014, Belarus began to study new mechanisms of attraction of long-term financial resources: the opening by a Chinese bank of credit lines worth $1 billion for 15 years. The new credit agreement was signed during the visit to Belarus of President Xi Jinping.
Why does Belarus attract Chinese?
Belarus is becoming more and more attractive to Chinese tourists. In 2014, more than 10,000 Chinese people visited Belarus. Our citizens have become regular guests in Beijing as well.
Anastasia Soroka:There is a very well-known proverb in the Chinese language that stands for “If you have not been on the Chinese wall, you're not a Chinese”.
China's Zhejiang offers Minsk region cooperation in tourism
China's Zhejiang offers Minsk region cooperation in the field of tourism. This was said by Governor of Zhejiang province Li Qiang at the meeting with the leadership of the Minsk region.
Li Qiang praised tourism opportunities and prospects of the province, and also noted the excellent Belarusian nature.
Mikhail Myasnikovich: Belarus learns a lot from Chinese partners
On May 11, Chinese president Xi Jinping met with heads of the upper and lower chambers of the Belarusian parliament.
During the dialogue, head of the upper chamber Mikhail Myasnikovich noted that Belarus considers this state visit of the Chinese delegation headed by Xi Jinping as a historic and highly successful.
The documents signed on the first day of Xi Jinping's stay in Belarus mark the new stage of Belarus-China relations.
Alexander Lukashenko: Xi Jinping's visit is a great sign for Belarus and we should use it
Interaction between regions and enterprises should become a driving force of cooperation between China and Belarus, said Alexander Lukashenko during the opening of China-Belarus interregional business forum on 11 May. The event of such a level took place in Belarus for the first time.
Representatives of more than 160 Chinese enterprises came to Belarus. The China-Belarus Industrial Park is going to be a great ground for cooperation. Chinese businessmen are interested in Belarusian corn and its seeds. Distant-relative seeds are the best genetic material.