Overseas warehouses help Chinese enterprises go global

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With cross-border e-commerce booming in recent years, many Chinese enterprises have built overseas warehouses in order to better meet the needs of overseas customers.

Photo shows a HiBREW coffee maker.  (Photo couresty of AliExpress)

Nowadays, many overseas customers are buying a wide range of Chinese products, such as cosmetics, clothes, furniture and vehicles on Chinese cross-border e-commerce platforms. Jalila from Bahrain recently bought a Chinese coffee maker called HiBREW online. “I placed the order on Sept. 19 and received it just two days later,” she said. “I’m very satisfied with it as it’s very easy to use and the taste of the coffee is great.” Similarly, Saleh, a customer in Saudi Arabia, who bought a coffee maker from the same brand online and also received it two days later, was impressed by the speedy delivery service.

“Both of the orders were dispatched from the overseas warehouses in Saudi Arabia,” said Zeng Qiuping, an executive at HiBREW. Zeng added that HiBREW started to use overseas warehouses in July 2020, and has built similar warehouses in 12 countries and regions including Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Spain.

Overseas warehouse refers to storage facilities established overseas. Domestic enterprises establish warehouses and store commodities in target market countries, transport commodities there in bulk, and then, according to local sales orders, directly sort, package and distribute the goods to local customers from these warehouses.

“In the past, we used to send the commodities from warehouses in China after receiving the orders, which was time-consuming and not cost-effective. Now, we transport our goods to overseas warehouses first, and then deliver them from the warehouses directly after we receive the orders. This helps slash the time for delivery, making it popular with customers. Since July 2020, our orders have surged by 80 percent,” Zeng explained.

Photo shows AliExpress’s warehouse in Spain. (Photo couresty of AliExpress)

“Overseas warehouses built along the route of the Belt and Road Initiative have helped Chinese brands like HiBREW go global,” said Zeng. “Now, HiBREW is a household name in the Middle East.”

China had built over 2,000 overseas warehouses by the end of 2021, with a total area of more than 16 million square meters, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). A recent meeting of China’s State Council called for more efforts to build overseas warehouses.

“The overseas warehouse is a new business model of China’s foreign trade and an important global infrastructure project supporting new trade models in the future with cross-border e-commerce as the mainstay,” observed Li Mingtao, chief e-commerce expert at China International Electronic Commerce Center. A well-developed overseas warehouse system allows Chinese cross-border e-commerce companies to enhance their capability and better serve local clients, while greatly cutting logistic and storage costs, Li added.

In addition, buyers can return items and make exchanges at overseas warehouses, which is much more convenient than before, according to Hong Yong, an associate research fellow at an e-commerce research institute under MOFCOM.

This is evidenced by AliExpress, a Chinese cross-border e-commerce platform. Together with Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, it has built over 20 overseas warehouses with a total area of more than 860,000 square meters in more than 11 countries and regions. Now, buyers can return or exchange products within 15 days. Furthermore, AliExpress can deliver commodities to clients in a minimum of two days in European countries, and it will make the delivery time in major countries in Europe and America a maximum of five days in the second half of the year.

Moreover, overseas warehouses are also taking on more roles, such as making financing more accessible and affordable for small and medium-sized firms. Zongteng Group, a leading cross-border logistics service provider for e-commerce sellers in China, has accumulated a great deal of information through the building of overseas warehouses, and can help match up companies that need financing with capital providers, lowering financing costs for businesses.

Eight-year-old Chinese boy dreams of becoming China’s Lionel Messi

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Chen Jiayi, an 8-year-old boy in Yiwu city, east China’s Zhejiang Province, has attracted wide attention on Chinese social media platforms because of his great zest for football.

In the second grade of elementary school, Chen has learned various basic football skills, such as bouncing a ball on his foot and head and holding a ball on his back.

Impressed by his skills and enthusiasm for football, netizens who have watched videos of him practicing have left many encouraging comments below the videos, including “I’m looking forward to seeing you become a member of the national team,” “A future football star,” and “A nation will be strong when its young people are strong. You are the hope of the Chinese men’s national football team.”

Chen idolizes Argentine football star Lionel Messi. When asked about his dreams, he said without hesitation, “I want to become China’s Messi.”

According to his father Chen Hexing, the boy has been fascinated by football since he was four.

(Photo/CCTV News)

“When he was little, I often took him to watch his brother play at his football games. Although he had just learned to walk, he acted as if he wanted to be a part of the games too. In his second year of kindergarten, he finally got to take part in football games himself,” Chen Hexing said.

Since his first football game in kindergarten, Chen’s interest in the sport has grown increasingly strong with each passing day. He often plays football with his classmates at school and learns football skills from his brother or practices basic skills by himself after school, the father said.

“All he does after school is his homework and practice football. Other children may watch cartoons after school, but he doesn’t have time to do that at all. He practices football at school after the day’s classes are over, and sometimes it’s already 9:30 p.m. when he gets home,” he said.

The family runs a computer store, and the passage behind the store has been where the boy polishes his football skills, according to Chen Hexing, who disclosed that he is often too busy to watch his son practice every day, so he installed a camera in the place to supervise his practice.

“Sometimes I let him watch inspirational sports movies like Pelé: Birth of a Legend to spur him on,” Chen said, adding that after watching such movies, the boy would often voluntarily start practicing early on the next morning.

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In an effort to better support his son’s interest, Chen has transformed the living room of his house into a small football field, so that his children can practice football whenever they want.

“Although small, it’s enough for them to practice basic skills,” he said.

Many netizens suggested sending the boy to a special football school, but Chen thinks he is too young to go to such a school, and in that case, his parents won’t be able to take good care of him.

As he tries to make sure his son gets enough practice to lay a solid foundation for the possibility of taking up a career as a football player, Chen knows the boy will have to make a choice between regular education and the path of becoming a professional football player.

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“Middle school will probably be a major watershed in his growth. We can see that fewer children play football after entering higher grades of elementary school. We don’t know the future, what we do know for sure is that studying and practicing football are the most important things for him now. No matter what will happen in the future, we think he should just keep practicing for now. He will make his own decision about his future path when it’s time to make a choice,” the father said.

Majority of Chinese students return to homeland after finishing education abroad

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An overwhelming majority of Chinese students who have studied abroad return to China after graduation, and the major factors behind the phenomenon include strong attachment to family, attractive career opportunities and prospects at home, People’s Daily Overseas Edition reported on Sept. 29.

A training activity was jointly held in Beijing by LinkedIn China and the British Chamber of Commerce in China for job seekers who have studied in the U.K. (File photo)

Since 2012, more than 80 percent of the Chinese students have returned to China after finishing education abroad, according to data recently released by China’s Ministry of Education (MOE).

In 2020, the number of students who returned to China after completing their studies overseas rose by 33.9 percent year-on-year, said a recent report released by global employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn.

The figure continued to rise last year, as Chinese students studying abroad have shown an increasing intention of returning home after graduation, the report suggested on the trend of students studying abroad returning to China for employment.

“I want to be close to my family.”

Family is the primary factor behind students’ decision to return to their motherland, according to the report of LinkedIn.

“I want to be close to my family, which is the main reason why I want to find a job in China. I’m the only child of my parents, and they want me to work somewhere not far from home, so that we can often meet and take care of each other,” said Zhang Qingqing, an education major at the University of Southampton in England, who has decided to return to China to find a job.

In the eyes of Zhao Xu, a Beijing girl who has graduated from the Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands with a degree in Urban Environmental Management, happy family life helps people achieve success at work.

Zhao Xu, a Beijing girl, poses for a photo while studying in the Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. (Photo/Courtesy of the interviewee)

“My family are in Beijing, and I hope to spend more time with them. I’m more familiar and comfortable with the environment of my hometown, so I prefer job opportunities here,” she said.

Wang Yue, a girl who graduated from the School of Public Administration of Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia not long ago, has joined a public institution in her hometown Luohe city, central China’s Henan Province.

“I was born in Luohe of Henan Province. Everything here is so familiar to me. My parents are both in the city, so I won’t get homesick if I work here,” Wang said.

“I keep a cat at home and take care of it with my parents. Now I see my family every day. Their company makes me feel so happy,” Wang said, who believes that she has made the right decision.

More career opportunities

According to Zhao, there are quite a lot of job opportunities in China for graduates in environmental management like her.

“I intend to get a job in the field of environmental management, or more specifically, a job related to sustainable development, resource development, and project support. In recent years, China has attached great importance to ecological protection. When I studied abroad, in class my teachers would often talk about the pollution control practices in China, which made me firmer about the decision to return home after graduation,” Zhao said.

The field of environmental protection enjoys great prospects and offers many job positions to graduates, Zhao pointed out, adding that graduates who have studied abroad have knowledge about relevant technologies and concepts of foreign countries, which can be a source of inspiration for work at home.

“Henan has a large population and a huge demand for talents. Luohe city has provided job opportunities under talent introduction policy for college graduates, and has spread information about job opportunities in Luohe in many ways, including sending people to prestigious universities in China, such as Peking University and Tsinghua University, to promote jobs,” said Wang, who learned recruitment information about her job through a WeChat chat group.

Believing that students studying abroad have a better chance of being equipped with knowledge about the latest industry information and frontier technologies, as well as experience of taking part in projects, many companies in China offer attractive platforms and job positions for graduates with an overseas education background, according to Wang.

“When I was hunting for a job, I found that some job positions were specially for graduates who had studied abroad. Some companies also held special online recruitment talks and arranged written tests and interviews for such graduates,” she added.

Experience of studying abroad is a bonus for job application

The students mentioned above all agree that good foreign language and communication skills, and the broad horizons students acquire while studying abroad, make overseas study experience a major bonus on their resumes.

“When we studied abroad, we improved our foreign language skills through daily practice, which makes us stand out among our peers when applying for jobs that require good language skills,” said Zhao.

“With the development of the Belt and Road Initiative, students who study in some non-English speaking countries have become popular with enterprises. Chinese students studying in Russia, for instance, not only major in specific fields, but learn Russian. Such talents are scarce in the job market,” Wang said.

Zhang, who decided to become an English teacher, believes an overseas study experience is a competitive advantage. “Parents attach great importance to teachers’ educational background, and those with an overseas study experience can better earn the trust of students and their parents. More importantly, I studied in Britain and have developed a deeper and comprehensive understanding of the language, history, and culture of the country. I can share what I have seen and learned in the country with my students to help them better learn English,” she said.

China-ASEAN AI Computing Center to be launched in Nanning city, Guangxi

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The Information Office of the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region holds a press conference in Nanning city, capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (People’s Daily Online/Wang Gongxiao)

The China-ASEAN AI Computing Center will be launched at the 3rd China (Guangxi)-ASEAN AI Summit, which is scheduled to take place on September 23, 2022, according to a press conference recently held by the Information Office of the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Invested in and built by the city of Nanjing, the regional capital, the China-ASEAN AI Computing Center is powered by domestically developed AI technologies, and strives to become an AI platform which provides computing services for government organizations, enterprises and public institutions, and research institutes.

The China-ASEAN AI Computing Center will also become a platform for innovation and incubation, integrated development of industries, sci-tech innovation, and talent cultivation, facilitating the development of Guangxi and even ASEAN members.

The center will be located at the Zhenbang Industrial Park in Wuxiang New Area of Nanning, and will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will include construction of a 40P AI training system and a 1.4P AI reasoning system.

The China-ASEAN AI Computing Center is set to become a key infrastructure project that serves Guangxi, south, central and southwest regions of China, and ASEAN members. It will also provide strong support for the exchanges and cooperation on digital economy between China and ASEAN members, and other regional countries.


Makeup brushes from north China’s Hebei Province go global

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A staff member of “Qinzhi,” a domestic makeup brush manufacturer in Qingxian county, Cangzhou city, north China’s Hebei Province, shapes a makeup brush with a knife, on June 9, 2022. (China News Agency/Yin Xiangping)

Qingxian county in Cangzhou city, north China’s Hebei Province is a major production base of makeup brushes. Every year, about 40 million makeup brushes are produced here and then sold to markets located across the world.

In the 1990s, South Korean-funded makeup brush manufacturers began opening factories in Qingxian county, as a result of the local government’s efforts to attract foreign investments.

Qingxian county, which boasted a developed leather market and had easy access to various kinds of cost-effective raw bristles, once attracted more than 30 South Korean companies to establish their makeup brush factories.

Zhu Aiqin, general manager of “Qinzhi,” a domestic makeup brush manufacturer in Qingxian county, Cangzhou city, north China’s Hebei Province, tests a new product, on Aug.16, 2021. (China News Agency/Yin Xiangping)

Zhu Aiqin, general manager of “Qinzhi,” a domestic makeup brush manufacturer in Qingxian county, once worked for a factory of a South Korean company. At the beginning of the 21st century, many local makeup brush manufacturers started to thrive in the county. During the same period, Zhu, based on years of experience in the industry, began manufacturing makeup brushes for international brands, including Dior and Chanel, which were then delivered to metropolises around the world, some including Beijing, London, and the city of Dubai.

In 2015, Zhu began cultivating her own brand “Qinzhi.” After a few years of development, “Qinzhi” now produces tailored and high-end products, and its markets are distributed in various countries and regions of the world, including Australia, Canada, the U.S., Singapore and South Korea.

Staff members of “Qinzhi,” a domestic makeup brush manufacturer in Qingxian county, Cangzhou city, north China’s Hebei Province, shape makeup brushes with knives, on June 9, 2022. (China News Agency/Yin Xiangping)

Lin Qian, a makeup artist based in New York, U.S., previously preferred to use makeup brushes of international brands. In 2013, she became a fan of “Qinzhi.” Lin said the products are as good as she expects and are more cost-effective than some big names.

Statistics from the information technology and commerce bureau of Qingxian county show that 16,000 people of 440,000 people, which is the total population of Qingxian county, are nowadays engaged in makeup brush manufacturing.

At present, there are 253 cosmetics tool manufacturers in Qingxian county. In 2021, the total production value of these manufacturers reached 3 billion yuan ($425 million) and the county’s exports of cosmetics tools stood at $36 million.

Giant panda gives birth to her first cub at breeding base in NW China’s Shaanxi

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Giant panda An An takes care of her cub at the Qinling Giant Panda Research Center in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. (Photo/Qinling Giant Panda Research Center)

After 111 days of pregnancy, a giant panda named An An gave birth to a female cub on September 19 at the Qinling Giant Panda Research Center in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, the CCTV news app has reported.

The cub, which is An An’s first, weighed 132.8 grams upon its birth and is in good condition at present.

An An, born in 2013, completed natural mating at the end of May 2022.

The Qinling Giant Panda Research Center is one of the three major panda research centers in China. There are currently 37 artificially bred giant pandas at the breeding base.

Giant panda An An takes care of her cub at the Qinling Giant Panda Research Center in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. (Photo/Qinling Giant Panda Research Center)

Collective forest farm mode enables Beijing to improve forest management and maintenance, promote employment of farmers

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Photo shows a collective forest farm in Tongzhou District, Beijing. (Photo/He Yong)

Beijing has seen significant improvements in the management and maintenance of its forests since taking the lead in the country to shift the responsibility for its ecological forests from companies to collectives in 2018.

Since 2012, the city has launched two rounds of afforestation projects, adding more than two million mu (about 133,333 hectares) of forests and brought about notable growth in the carrying capacity of the city’s ecological environment.

In 2018, Beijing decided to try the mode of collective forest farming mainly in plains and shallow mountainous areas. So far, the city has established 96 new collective forest farms in 94 townships of 11 districts, including Tongzhou District and Chaoyang District.

Providing 16,038 local jobs, the forest farms are responsible for the management and maintenance of 2.1 million mu of collective ecological forests in 1,770 villages.

Led by the local government and funded by local collective enterprises or rural collective economic organizations, the new collective forest farms represent a new type of collectively-owned forestry businesses that maintain, protect, manage, and promote the sustainable use of collective ecological forests, according to Yang Yanfeng, head of the main forestry station of Tongzhou District. The new mode works on the basis of separate ownership, contractual, and management rights for forests, Yang noted.

The collective forest farm mode can guarantee a management and maintenance team featuring stable, long-term, and convenient services. They adopt a strict performance management system and are able to ensure earnest implementation of various measures, such as adjusting the density of trees, filling gaps in forests with new seedlings, fertilizing the soil, enriching species, and preventing pests and diseases, thus significantly improving the management and protection of forests, said Chen Junqi, head of the department of forestry reform and development of Beijing Municipal Forestry and Parks Bureau.

Forests of the new collective forest farms have shown a more than 8.9 percent higher yearly increment in the growth of trees and a 12.6 percent higher species richness than those maintained and managed by other entities, according to an investigation.

Management and maintenance services provided by companies have been short-term, for-profit, and lacked continuity, conflicting with the need for ecological forest management and maintenance services that are long-term, benefit the public, and involve local farmers, pointed out Wang Jinzeng, head of the ecological restoration department of the Beijing Municipal Forestry and Parks Bureau.

The problem has been effectively solved by the new collective forest farm mode, Wang said, adding that while taking care of collective ecological forests, collective forest farms can use forest resources to carry out educational activities for science popularization.

By improving forest management and maintenance, the new mode has brought tangible benefits to farmers in relevant districts.

Tongzhou District, an administrative district in Beijing with a relatively large volume of plain ecological forest resources, has actively recruited local farmers for its nine local collective forest farms that operate nearly 250,000 mu of forests.

Liu Qiang, a 35-year-old resident of the district who returned to his hometown in Huoxian Township last year, has become the leader of the No. 3 team of the new collective forest farm of Huoxian Township. The team is responsible for more than 8,200 mu of forests, the largest area of forests among those taken care of by the three teams of the new collective forest farm.

There are over 500 forest rangers like Liu working in 26,000 mu of forests for the collective forest farm of Huoxian Township.

The latest statistics suggest that there were 5,661 people employed by collective forest farms in Tongzhou District in August of this year, among whom 5,092 were local people, according to Gao Qiong, deputy head of the forestry and parks bureau of the district.

In addition to social-insurance premium payments, collective forest farms in the district have paid 447 million yuan ($63.42 million) in salaries to employees during the past two years, said Gao.

Understanding China’s reforms and opening-up era: Lessons for Pakistan and way forward

By Muhammad Zamir Assadi

China Study Centre, COMSATS University Islamabad organized a roundtable on “Understanding reforms and opening-up era – Lessons for Pakistan and way forward” on Wednesday.

The leaders from China Study Centres, Area Study Centres and Confucius Institutes around the country participated as discussants in the round table. The program started with the recitation of Holy Quran, followed by the national anthems of both countries. The inaugural session started with the keynote speeches of Zhang Daojian, professor from Beijing Language and Cultural University, China, Ashfaq H. Khan, professor and dean, S3H, National University of Science and Technology, and Mustafa Haider Syed, Executive Director of Pakistan-China Institute.

The keynote speakers highlighted that the political instability, economic turmoil, and national identity crisis are the impediments in the development of Pakistan. The country should invest in the identity building process in order to create more common communities. The greater interest by the Pakistani people in China Pakistan Economic Corridor is required in order to obtain greater benefit and to make the dwindling number of Special Economic Zones set up by China successfully. Pakistan can learn from the three core factors of policy continuity, political stability and the internal harmony that are intrinsic to China’s success in tackling the key issues of unskilled labor, poverty and unemployment.

There was diverse set of opinions put forward by all the experts. The main areas of focus included agriculture, industrialization, defense, science and technology. There is also a need to flourish smart agriculture to ensure sustainable growth of economy through cooperation with China.

Some suggested that China had a people centric approach and valued nationalism. That Pakistan ought to adopt a similar program and should work to make use of the Special Economic Zones set up in lieu of China under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor agreement.

The roundtable emphasized that China has moved from a traditional state to the second largest economy due to its continuous hard work. The similar kind of success is only possible if Pakistan is willing to work hard and to make changes that might be very uncomfortable in the short term.

The political instability, economic turmoil, and national identity crisis are the main impediments in development of Pakistan. The country should invest in the identity building process, increase interest of Pakistani people in China Pakistan Economic Corridor and the benefits associated with it. Pakistan can learn from the three core factors of policy continuity, political stability and the internal harmony. These factors were termed as intrinsic to China’s success by the discussants of the roundtable.

Tahir Mumtaz Awan, head of China Study Center, Comsats University Islamabad thanked all the discussants and touched upon the success of China over the last three decades through sharing statistics from the late 1970s till date. He further talked about how China eradicated urban poverty and developed over time. The remarkable achievements in the fields of artificial intelligence and information technology platforms was also among his key discussion points. Talking about Pakistan, he emphasized the low levels of technological development and argued that it is only through technology and its best possible use long run country development is possible.

(Muhammad Zamir Assadi is a journalist from Independent News Pakistan. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Huanqiu.com.)

Islam in China

By Mohamed Saad Kamel

In a mosque close to our residence in the Chinese capital, Beijing, I went to perform Friday prayers to see with my own eyes the beauty of these people. After the end of a prayer, one of the Egyptians told me that Muslims in China should set an example for us because they do not speak Arabic, and despite this, they are regular in their prayers and worship and do so with peace and tranquility in their features, contrary to what the West is promoting, among its lies about the revival of Islam in China.

China accommodates one-fifth of the planet’s population, or 1.5 billion people on a territory that is the third largest in the world. It holds dear the diversity of races, nationalities, and cultures.

There live more than 20 million Muslims, and there are 35,000 mosques supervised by 45,000 imams, most of them Sunnis belong to different minorities, and they have been an important part of China’s history for 13 centuries

Professor Li Jianbao says: Historians agree on the year 651 AD, the second year of the Tang Zhili reign when Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab sent a messenger to Chang’an and established a friendship with the Tang dynasty, and he may have arrived before that due to the close relations between the Arabs and the Chinese, and even Arab documents that speak of information about Chinese ships that arrived in the Arabian Gulf region for trade before the birth of Christ.

The Arabs took the Silk Road for land trade with China and thus transmitted their Islamic faith to those countries, as well as the spice route (marine silk) through the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.

Islam flourished in China during three periods: the Tang Dynasty until 907 AD.

How can a country that allows the construction of 35,000 mosques supervised by 45,000 imams oppress Islam?!

(Mohamed Saad Kamel is a journalist from Brown Land News. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Huanqiu.com.)

Don advocates proper investment in community shared future

By Fortune Abang

Beijing, Sept. 7, 2022 (NAN) Prof. Wang Yiwei, a teacher at the School of International Relations, Renmin University, China, has advocated adequate investment in building community of shared future to strengthen nations sovereignty.

Shared future is a trend of development that combines universal manifestations with particular interests.

Wang, a Director of Institute of International Affairs and also Director of China-Europe Academic Network (CEAN) stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Beijing.

He spoke on the side lines of a lecture titled: “Common values for all mankind and building a community with a shared future for mankind”, organised under the auspices of the China Africa Press Centre (CAPC) Programme 2022.

Wang said: “There is the need for countries to respect each other’s sovereignty, religious beliefs and common values for humanity.

“Shared future is value based; today we see community of shared future from the rise of China’s experience not to mean challenge on other nations or hegemony in charge of other hegemonies.

“It tries to answer meaning of the great regeneration of Chinese nation. For many people it is traced to the history of existence, but today China is globalised as a digitalised and agricultural society.”

He described as wrong the thinking by people that the rise and regeneration of China’s dream was to replace the U.S. as hegemonic power.

According to him, no one could be hegemonic power anymore, neither U.S., China or Russia, because today’s mutual connectivity connected the world and formed the block chain to knowledge.

He further said that through such means no one could dominate another in the new world order, reiterating that community of shared future would ensure that people shared common dreams.

“This is motivation designed to help other countries achieve goals of the UN system; why community of shared future has become important is for us to think collectively about the good of mankind.

“It is not just about thinking of yourself and then, blame the course of others; if you tell a lie, the more lies you will tell to defend the lie in the future.

“No one company or country can control all the space of the digital technology. It is on this ground you have industrialisation, where you have first, second and third of division, but in digitalisation they are mutually connected.

”So, that is the reason we are confident that in the future China and America will be community of shared future,” he added.

Wang, who is also Director of Centre for European Union Studies at the university, described community of shared future to answer questions about the goals of Chinese dream.

“China’s dream is to share its experience with others, we need shared future mind set to go beyond dispute, work closely with other countries and tackle common challenges or economic crisis.

“As the saying, the evolution mind set is your post-modern, your modern or pre-modern society: normally, people often blame effects of pre-modern, this is not standard.

“Your post-modern cannot interfere with your pre-modern because you are advanced, community of shared future goes beyond that form of modality of different modernity.

“We are all equal at point of civilisation, sovereign state or however poor or rich in GDP; this is modernity concept or standard.

“We should go beyond that to understand and learn from each other, not assume you are moral, advanced and then, refuse to listen to others who will not follow you, which is not good,” Wang said.

No fewer than 90 journalists from 67 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, are participating in the programme that began in June.

The programme, which is being hosted by the China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA), is expected to end in November.

(Fortune Abang is a journalist from News Agency of Nigeria. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Huanqiu.com.)