Chinese tourists have overtaken Germans as the world's biggest-spending travelers after a decade of robust growth in the number of Chinese vacationing abroad.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Myanmar's President U Thein Sein during a welcoming ceremony held by President Xi Jinping for President U Thein Sein in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, April 5, 2013
China and Myanmar reaffirmed they would enhance their economic ties, particularly cooperation on major projects, as President Xi Jinping met with his Myanmar counterpart President U Thein Sein ahead of a regional forum.
President Xi reiterated China's commitment to a negotiated settlement of disputes related to the South China Sea, saying China will not allow any factors to disturb the China-ASEAN cooperation.
Forum takes its place on the world stage
Asian economies show trade interdependence
The Boao Forum for Asia has become a truly global event that can grow in importance as China's influence increases.
With major projects including those linking transportation in China and Kazakhstan progressing, cooperation between the two neighbors has gone far beyond oil and gas, Kazakh President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev said on Friday.
Asian economies have shown a greater interdependency, according to a report released on Tuesday, conducted by the University of International Business and Economics.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Myanmar counterpart U Thein Sein held talks on Friday in Sanya and pledged to boost the "all-round" cooperation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah here on Friday to confer on bilateral ties and cooperation in many fields.
Chinese tourists have overtaken Germans as the world's biggest-spending travellers after a decade of robust growth in the number of Chinese holidaying abroad, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) said on Thursday.