is Assistant Research Fellow at the International Cooperation Center of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
1 Zhang Jianping and Fan Ziyan, “Trade and Investment Facilitation of Belt and Road Countries: Current Condition and Measures to Take,” Journal of Chinese Academy of Governance, No.1, 2016, pp.23-29.
4 “Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs,” The World Bank, October 31, 2017, p.4, http:// www.doingbusiness.org/~/media/wbg/doingbusiness/documents/annual-reports/english/db2018-fullReport.pdf.
5 The Cross-border Transport Agreement is an important document on trade facilitation in the subregion, which covers single-window and single-stop inspection, cross-border population flow, cross-border transport, and exchange of commercial traffic rights.
6 The Nanning Initiative for Trade Facilitation between China and ASEAN proposes strengthening trade facilitation cooperation between China and ASEAN countries. Based on consolidation of preliminary results, the two sides should further enhance dialogues and communication, and promote pragmatic cooperation like mutual recognition of supervision, mutual assistance in law enforcement, and information exchange.
7 “Five-year Plan of Action on Lancang-mekong Cooperation (2018-2022),” Lancang-mekong Cooperation, January 12, 2018, http://www.lmcchina.org/eng/ttxw_1/t1525364.htm.
8 In December 2017, the Jinghong port (Guanlei wharf) officially became the first designated port for meat import in Yunnan. The inspection and quarantine authorities have strengthened hardware construction and improved the port’s rules and regulations, playing a positive role for the Lancang-mekong Cooperation.
9 Tian Yuan, et al., “Belt and Road Investment Cooperation: Country-specific Studies,” International Economic Cooperation, No.2, 2017, pp.60-66.
11 The Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation, launched by the Asian Development Bank in 1992, has achieved plentiful results, including a mechanism of regular leaders’ meetings and ministerial meetings. The cooperation covers transportation, energy, information communication, environment, agriculture, human resources development, tourism and economic corridor. The official launch of the ChinaASEAN Free Trade Area in 2010 and the substantial reduction of tariffs among the countries provided an important multilateral institutional guarantee for deepening GMS practical cooperation.
12 Lu Guangsheng and Jin Zhen, “Construction of LMC Mechanism: Reasons, Difficulties and Approaches,” Journal of Strategy and Decision-making, No.3, 2016, pp.22-40.
13 “Lancang-mekong Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting Hails Achievements, Maps Out Blueprint for Future Development,” State Council of China, January 11, 2018, http://english.gov.cn/premier/news/2018/01/11/ content_281476009810562.htm.
14 These cross-border economic cooperation zones include the Mohan-boten economic cooperation zone between China and Laos, the Dongxing-mong Cai cross-border economic cooperation zone between China and Vietnam, the China-thailand Chongzuo Industrial Park, the Ruili-muse cross-border economic cooperation zone between China and Myanmar, the China-cambodia Sihanoukville Port special economic zone, and the China-cambodia Comprehensive Investment Development Experimental Zone.