2018-06-08 17:51:16 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: 王潇
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Coming up：The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit is being held this weekend in Qingdao.The goal of the summit is to increase consensus between China and its neighbors, and to boost regional cooperation.For the first time, both India and Pakistan will be attending as full members.And Iran will attend in its current status of observer.
Established in 2001, the SCO has increasingly become a platform for countries in the region to cooperate on security, economic, and cultural matters.It accounts for over 60 percent of the Eurasian landmass, nearly half of the world's population and over 20 percent of global GDP. The most populous regional organization has eight member states: China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as four observer states and six dialogue partners.
For more on this, CRI's Suyi earlier spoke to Zoon Ahmed Khan, researcher at the institute of the Belt and Road Initiative, Tsinghua University；Priyanka Pandit, visiting fellow of Indian Ocean Economies at Yunnan University of finance and economies；Victor Gao, chairman of China Energy Security Institu
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