Turkey’s Ambassador to Beijing Abdulkadir Emin Onen, this year said they would celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with China, gave soaring global and regional level, two large countries the message that deepening of relations between Turkey and China.
Onen, yesterday the multidimensional Turkey-China relations, were found in the assessment of the present and the future.
A new type of coronavirus (Covidien-19) of the epidemic process, international cooperation and solidarity, health infrastructure, supply chain, and particularly effective and powerful state pointed out that Onen revealed the importance of the structure, he said that this process strengthened dialogue between the ministry of health between Turkey and China .
Önen said, “With the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Beijing-based Sinovac company to our country at the end of December 2020, a new phase has been started in our cooperation in the field of health. New batches of vaccines are expected to be sent to our country gradually in the coming period.” used the expression.
“The pendulum of history is shifting towards Asia again”
Önen pointed out that Asia has once again become the economic and political center of gravity of the world, saying, “The pendulum of history is shifting towards Asia again after centuries; Asia is rising again.” found the assessment.
In this regard, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s “Re-Asia” initiative reminding Featured announced in August 2019, used the following phrases:
“Truly Asia towards this vision is our focus and represent China one of the landmark. Turkey and China, rising on a global and regional level, two big countries. China is the world’s largest economy, according to projections for 2035, Turkey is the fifth largest economy Considering this fact, we strive to take steps that plan not only the present but also the future in our relations. “
“With the export trains, the 2 trillion dollar Chinese market opens up to our exporters.”
Onen, train with the first exports from Turkey to China last month, stressed that much closer to $ 2 trillion of Turkish exporters in China market. This year, regularly becomes of time in Turkey-China route, Featured reminiscent week planned for a time, the exporter of the revival of the Iron Silk Road between Turkey and China have access to the huge Chinese market that significantly simplifies and tells them great deals on offer, China’s export trains, Turkey He stated that he has almost become his neighbor.
Noting that they aim to increase the transportation of agricultural products to China, especially with distinguished Turkish brands that will appeal to the consumption habits of the Chinese people, Önen said, “While the global supply chains of our entrepreneurs who fly our flag all over the world are reshaping due to the pandemic, Asia We see great benefit in their targeting to have more presence in China and especially in China. ” gave his statement.
“We diversify Turkish products in the Chinese market and encourage mutual investments”
Stating that China imports more than $ 2 trillion every year and purchases 140 billion dollars worth of food products from around the world, Önen pointed out that ensuring that Turkish exporters get more shares from this large market has been one of their priorities since the first day he took office as an embassy.
Önen said, “Our food and agricultural products exports to China increased by 62.5 percent in 2019 to $ 225.4 million. 2020 data has not yet been announced, but we think that the upward trend continues despite the pandemic conditions. To increase the export of food products to 1 billion dollars by 2023. ” used the expressions.
Ambassador Önen emphasized that in order to achieve this goal, they continue to intensively continue the initiatives before the relevant Chinese authorities in order to start exporting citrus, pomegranate, bay leaf, meat products, apple, grape, kiwi and kernel almond to China.
Currently, the bilateral trade volume exceeded 21 billion dollars with China, and China, Featured, indicating that one of Turkey’s three largest trading partner, found the following assessment:
“However, the trade balance is against our country. It does not seem possible to close our trade deficit to China only with the increase in exports. Therefore, we attach great importance to the increase of direct investments from China to our country. According to our Central Bank data, China is among the foreign direct investments made to our country in the last 18 years. the ratio of the origin, finds only 1 percent of the total foreign investment of approximately 1.8 billion. these figures and ratios show that we are under a lot of still existing potential. Therefore, increasingly Chinese companies and investors in Turkey is pleased the increase, more We expect the Chinese investor to our country. “
Önen underlined that bilateral economic relations are below their current level and potential, but with the right planning, determination and sincere cooperation, they have not seen any obstacles to the increase in trade volume and mutual investments within five years.
“We need to be more involved in e-commerce platforms to increase our exports to China”
The Ambassador pointed out that increasing exports to China and opening new sectors to exporters are key to partially closing the bilateral trade deficit, but that this increase can be achieved through methods that can make a difference.
Pointing out that there are 850 million digital users in China and a middle class with an annual income of over $ 20,000 and a population of over 400 million, Önem emphasized that e-commerce has become increasingly prominent, considering the rapidly changing consumption habits of the Chinese people.
Pointing out that the COVID-19 epidemic process also has a positive effect on making purchases through more e-commerce platforms, Önen said, “Including more quality Turkish products on e-commerce platforms means reaching a wide range of Chinese consumers quickly and directly. ” found the assessment.
Önen pointed out that the opportunity to increase awareness and share in the market can be achieved without being limited to the region and company where the trade is made, “In a period where logistics and e-commerce are more integrated with each other, we should take advantage of the opportunities that arise. used the expression.
“We closely follow the developments in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the situation of our kin.”
Underlining that the Turkish noble and Muslim peoples, who live mainly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, attach great importance to their ability to sustain their lives in peace, happiness and prosperity, to preserve their cultural identity and to pass it on to future generations, Önen made the following evaluations:
“Our cognates, some of whom have settled in our country, are a bridge of hearts between the eastern and western ends of the historical Silk Road. The support we give to the territorial integrity of our compatriots and the principle of ‘one China” contributes to the strengthening of our ties with the People’s Republic of China, which we emphasize on every occasion. On the other hand, we carefully follow the various demands of our citizens regarding their relatives in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, within the framework of international law and by using diplomatic channels. We bring our sensitivity and expectations to the attention of the Chinese authorities at all levels and we will continue to bring them from now on.
“We aim to make the most efficient use of 2021, the 50th anniversary of our diplomatic relations with China”
This year, the Featured stated that they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and China, “the scope of the anniversary, depending on the course of the global epidemic, mutual visits of realization, the two countries will zoom in on folk culture, tourism, joint activities in the arts and sports field We are making comprehensive preparations for the execution of trade and investment activities. ” used the expression.
Featured, furthermore, Covidien-19 after the expiration of the impact of the epidemic, citizens re seeing in China and Turkey to reach the target of 1 million Chinese tourists voiced their desire.
“Our Embassy has become a diplomatic mission in China that uses social media most effectively”
China, Turkey’s promotion for the work of the Featured in pointing form of public diplomacy activities in one dimension, that of 1 billion around active social media users in China, and therefore be able to pass in front of both introduce both Turkey with Turkey about possible disinformation noted that they give great importance to the use of social media for
Önen underlined that since Western social media applications are not used in the country, they effectively use the embassy accounts they created on Chinese platforms such as wechat, weibo and baijiahao.
“Last year our embassy, shared news and was a diplomatic mission to use social media most effectively in foreign missions in China in terms of the number of content. With sharing we do from this account throughout the year, reaching 78 million Chinese, important to explain the thesis of the foreign policy of our introduction of Turkey and countries we achieved a win. “
“For the first time in years, a Turkish movie was released in China and was greatly appreciated.”
Featured, also last year, pointing out that Chinese moviegoers have something they meet with Turkish films of the year, “Years later, the first time a Turkish movie’s Oscar candidate Turkey ‘7. Miracle in the Ward’ was released in China. October 15-November 11 The film, which was released in more than 10 thousand theaters throughout China between the years of 2007, was watched by 536 thousand people during its release and earned 17.7 million Yuan, or approximately 2.7 million dollars at the box office. ” shared his knowledge.
Considering that the occupancy rates in cinemas in China were 50 percent compared to the previous year due to the epidemic, Önen stated that the “Miracle in the 7th Ward” achieved great success in China, “As a matter of fact, Chinese moviegoers were also filmed on the IMDB’s counterpart Douban site. He showed his appreciation by giving 3 points. ” used the expression.
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