Top officials from the Chinese government have been busy visiting or preparing for trips to Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe.
Premier Wen Jiaobao latest European trip has boosted confidence in the two regions joint efforts at tackling the global financial crisis, reported Xinhua today.
Chinese Preisdent Hu Jintao will visit Saudi Arabia, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Mautitius from Feb 10th to Feb 17th.
Vice President Xi Jinping left yesterday on Sunday to meet Vice Premier Hui Liangyu (below) for his own official visits to Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Malta.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Feb. 8, 2009.(Xinhua/Martin Zabala)
Jia Qingguo, associate dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, told the Beijing-based Global Times newspaper that “the international community expects China's greater involvement in international affairs and a greater international responsibility for China.”
On the other hand, "it signifies that China is placing a greater emphasis on cooperation with the rest of the world, which has an important bearing on our own interests," Jia said.