Expert says China, Poland should align development plans to spur growth

2019-04-15 15:50

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by Chen Xu    

WARSAW, April 15 (Xinhua) -- China and Poland can find more opportunities to cooperate under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the latter's own development plan, said an expert.    

During a seminar on economic globalization and China-Poland and China-EU relations, Xie Fuzhan, president of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), home to two think tanks specializing in the research of Central and Eastern Europe, noted that China and Poland have developed a more active working relationship in recent years.  

 Xie said that 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The far-reaching relationship has benefited the two peoples and had a positive impact on the world.    

"We can take full advantage of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations to conduct joint comparative studies on China's economic reform and Poland's economic transition in a bid to learn from each other," Xie added.    

Xie pointed out that in the Responsible Development Plan of Poland, China and Poland can explore specific ways of working together.    

Launched in May 2017, the Polish development plan was created to manage the country's own development and seek new models for growth, according to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

 "China has accumulated rich experiences in the field of infrastructure and Poland is a transport hub for Eurasia. China can share experience and strengthen cooperation with Poland," Xie said.    

Xie also noted that China has been working with international financial institutions such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and promoting greater connectivity in Central and Eastern Europe. He also emphasized that the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and Silk Road Fund are also open to Poland.    

As for scientific cooperation, Xie stressed that a high number of talented scientists reside in Poland. The country also possesses a solid base for research and a business environment conducive to innovation, in line with the increasing demand for innovation among Chinese enterprises.    

"For practical cooperation, China and Poland can explore complementary advantages in research, development and application in the fields of science and technology, and actively serve Asia, Europe and the world," Xie said.
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