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Time to set sail for new era of SCO cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and other leaders attending the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit pose for a group photo ahead of a banquet in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, June 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

by Xinhua writer Shi Xiaomeng

QINGDAO, China, June 9 (Xinhua) – As Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leaders gather in this dynamic Chinese port city for a summit over the weekend, the world’s largest regional institution is poised to open a new chapter in its already remarkable development.

Given the increasing influence of the SCO, which now represents nearly half the global population and serves as a model for international win-win cooperation, sustained sound growth of the organization will benefit not only its eight members but also the world at large.

The summit in Qingdao, China’s city of sails, is the SCO’s first since India and Pakistan became full members last year, and follows 17 years of steady progress, which has turned it into one of the most successful regional institutions across the globe.

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