Dealing with the economic bullying, trade protect

tionism and unilateralism of the United States is not just the business of China, it also matters to the recovery of the world economy,” Zhang said.

Regarding the future development of the SCO, Zhang said the short-term goal of the regional organization is to build a commu

nity of development and security while its long-term goal is to build a community with a shared future.

The “Annual Report on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (2019)”, released by the Chinese Academy of Social Scien

ces on Monday, highlighted the challenges the regional body is facing due to unilateralism, protectionism and terr

orism against the backdrop of increasing global uncertainty and instability.

The report said political mutual trust among the SCO members has been strengthened and high-quality de

velopment of the BRI has injected fresh impetus into the member states’ cooperation.

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