Chinese President Xi Jinping's three-point proposal on carrying forward Bandung Spirit at the just concluded Asian-African summit held in Indonesia has potential to bring prosperity to the countries of the two continents by bridging gap between them.
It is often said that taxi drivers are cultural ambassadors who hold a mirror up to a nation's psyche, warts and all. And that seemed to be the case with the driver of our Bluebird taxi, stuck in Jakarta's extremely congested and cacophonous traffic on a sizzling hot afternoon.
Sixty years ago, the city of Bandung witnessed a historic gathering of representatives from newly independent countries in Asia and Africa; today, it is revisiting the very principles agreed upon at the epoch-marking conference.
China welcomes Indonesia to "share the fruits" of the Maritime Silk Road, the Chinese ambassador to Indonesia said as President Xi Jinping arrived on Tuesday for his second visit to the archipelago within one and a half years.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pakistan and attend the Asian-African Summit and activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference in Indonesia from April 20 to 24.
Attend the opening ceremony of the Asian-African Summit;
Meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo;
Attend the closing ceremony of the Asian-African Summit;
Historical walk from Savoy Homann Hotel to Gedung Merdeka;
Attend activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference;