Weekly News – April 17 – 23, 2021


Starting from last week, ThinkINchina team will be sharing weekly suggestions, to keep our followers updated with the latest news about China.


Xi’s global governance remarks strike strong tone at Boao Forum

At the opening ceremony of the 20th edition of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021, President Xi Jinping highlighted the need for a fair global governance system by upholding multilateralism and building an open world economy. He opposed hegemony, unilateralism and a zero-sum mentality.

Xi also addressed the issues of public health security, climate change and connectivity, saying that the BRI represents an open and inclusive platform for like-minded countries to cooperate on critical global matters.

Sources: Xinhua; Reuters.


Climate talks at high levels between China and the U.S.

Last week, John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua met in Shanghai and agreed to take concrete actions in the 2020s to reduce emissions of China and the U.S., which are the two biggest polluting countries in the world.

Xi Jinping attended Biden’s climate change summit online on April 22, this was the first official meeting between the two presidents since the beginning of Biden’s presidency. Xi confirmed that China will strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060

Sources: CNBC; Euronews.

Full Text: Remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping at Leaders Summit on Climate

U.S.-China Joint Statement addressing the climate crisis


Hanfu: centuries-old Chinese fashion makes a comeback

Li Guoguo is an enthusiast for the hanfu (汉服), a traditional clothing of the Han ethnic group. In 2017, Li uploaded her first video on Bilibili, showcasing her hanfu warddrobe, which then went viral online.

Since that time, the outfit has become very popular on the streets and in social media posts. A member of the National People’s Congress has proposed establishing a National Hanfu Day.

Source: People’s Daily Online