One Belt One Road
- Friendship deepened by frequent visits
As a Chinese saying goes, friendship and kinship are deepened by frequent visits. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's recent trip to the Middle East will undoubtedly have strengthened the friendship between the two sides and injected new vitality into bilateral cooperation.
- Significant partnership renewal
During the COVID-19 pandemic, China and Russia have stood side by side and worked closely together to fight against the deadly disease and the politicization of the pandemic.
- Good momentum of ties should continue
Indonesia was the first country in Southeast Asia to officially establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China. Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The bond between the two countries has been shaped by the political and economic dynamics of both sides and also their foreign policies in the Southeast Asian region. The dynamics of the relationship have become an important part of the development of both countries.
- BRI opens new path for global economy and living standard
The Belt and Road Initiative has enriched the growth of the world economy and improved people's living standard in economies participating involved in the initiative, said a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
- Bangladesh looks to BRI to boost development
A slew of China-backed infrastructure projects that are lined up or nearing completion are propping up Bangladesh's ambitious plans to transform from a least-developed country to a developing nation by 2026 and benefit others in the region, analysts say.
- Dhaka builds ambitions on BRI
A slew of China-backed infrastructure projects, many of which are nearing completion, is bolstering Bangladesh's ambitious plans to move up the economic development ladder, analysts said.
- China's long-term goals to help BRI development
China's Five-Year Plan announced by Premier Li Keqiang at the National People's Congress has attracted the attention of international community.
- Researcher: BRI 'debt-trap' accusations groundless
The claim that the Belt and Road Initiative is a geopolitical strategy that ensnares developing countries in unsustainable debt, while allowing China to exert undue influence, is a misperception, a leading British researcher said.
- US infrastructure plan needs to rival itself, rather than BRI
Many US politicians have been busy politicizing the novel coronavirus during the past year, resulting in the worst pandemic response from the world's richest country. They have shifted their focus to infrastructure now.
- Suez Canal crisis stresses need for BRI trade routes
Shipping operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, and is responsible for carrying more than 80 percent of the global trade by volume. Vessels transport not only big shipments such as crude oil or iron ore, but also goods for basic human needs such as clothing, food and medicines, fulfilling the demands and necessities of millions of people all over the world.
- Cooperation of Asia sought to boost BRI
With COVID-19 controlled domestically, China is planning the largest on-site international forum of the year to date in mid-April. The forum is expected to call for cooperation among Asian countries and the reshaping of global growth in the post-pandemic era.
- New books on water education to inspire youth in BRI countries
A research institute with China's Ministry of Water Resources unveiled an English series of books on water education in Beijing on Monday, the 29th World Water Day.
- Serbian president inspects Belgrade-Budapest railway project
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he was satisfied with the progress of the construction of the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway, describing it as a success of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
- Pakistani FM invites Hungarian companies to invest in CPEC's SEZs
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday invited Hungarian companies to enter into joint ventures with Pakistani companies, especially in the special economic zones (SEZs) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
- Europe-bound freight trains from China's Yiwu see surging deliveries
Europe-bound freight trains departing from China's small commodity hub Yiwu have seen surging deliveries this year, railway sources said Tuesday.
- Report says BRI faces new challenges
The Belt and Road Initiative is now facing new challenges as the political environment in China's neighboring countries has become more complicated due to interference from the United States and other Western countries, according to a report on China's borderlands.
- Economy and ecology－the win-win
Bordering the Mongolian desert, Saihanba was once a royal hunting ground for the imperial household until years of tree felling brought an end to this royal paradise in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and it became a wasteland. The expansion of the desert plagued Beijing, with its residents battered by recurrent sandstorms.
- Cleaner city leader
Having done a good job in controlling the novel coronavirus and restarting its economy last year, China is leading the world's economic recovery, and it now has a critical opportunity to demonstrate to the rest of the world how to make the transition to sustainable and resilient growth, particularly in its cities.
- Africa's global links deepened with BRI
The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative is deepening African nations' integration into the global economy and improving people's livelihoods, a Nairobi-based policy observer said.
- Hong Kong should play a key role in digital yuan rollout
China Daily Hong Kong's GBA Focus series today introduces an opinion section that offers thoughts and suggestions by experts in various fields on how best to develop the Bay Area and integrate Hong Kong into China's national development plan by leveraging its advantages as an intern
- In common cause
Although the world economy has seen signs of recovery in 2021, the latent risks should not be ignored. The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecast for world economic growth in 2021 from 5.2 percent to 5.5 percent, 9 percentage points higher than the real growth rate in 2020.
- China's growth gives impetus to global economy
Owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was an uneasy year for the world, especially for the global economy. Against a background of severe and complicated situation abroad, and arduous reform tasks at home, China's hard-won positive economic performance (mentioned by Premier Li Keqiang in this year's Government Work Report) received considerable attention and appreciation worldwide.
- Is BRI forever caught between prosperity and power?
A rather standard version of how some Western politicians, think tank researchers and academics portray China's Belt and Road Initiative goes like this: Building roads is a way to extend China's influence; constructing ports is for harboring Chinese warships in the future; giving loans is a means of trapping countries into unpayable debts and extorting them for resources.
- China a major promoter of global poverty reduction
Winning the fight against poverty, China has made absolute poverty, which has haunted the Chinese nation for thousands of years, a thing in the past. As the world's largest developing country, China's remarkable success is inspiring the world to achieve a better future regarding poverty reduction.
- GLOBALink | How China-Belarus Industrial Park becomes a key BRI cooperation project?
5 years ago, the site was a forest. No roads, no buildings or people. Today, it has turned into the China-Belarus Industrial Park, a major Belt and Road cooperation project, full of vitality, innovation and hope. Click video to see its transformation process.
- China's Jiangxi accelerates cooperation with BRI countries
East China's Jiangxi Province has stepped up cooperation with countries along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) since the beginning of this year, the provincial commerce department said.
- Pull through together
The novel coronavirus outbreak has posed new challenges to the Belt and Road Initiative and global health cooperation. The Health Silk Road will become an important strategic area for China to advance the Belt and Road Initiative in the next few years.
- Cleanly energized
By the end of 2020, 27 countries and regions had put forward their carbon neutrality goals. China is one of them. But compared with the advanced economies, China's road to carbon neutrality is more difficult and challenging. On the one hand, fossil fuels account for 85 percent of China's total energy consumption, with coal, the fuel having the highest carbon intensity, accounting for 58 percent of its energy consumption. On the other hand, China is still experiencing medium-to-high speed of economic growth, with its energy sector expanding. The relatively high energy intensive industrial structure and expanding energy consumption are obstacles that China must overcome to achieve its carbon neutrality goal.
- Belt and Road boost sustainable development
Recently, media commentary emerging from European countries suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sharp reduction of Chinese investment in economies participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
- New opportunities for world in higher-level opening-up
The first dimension comprises reform and opening-up which China launched in the late 1970s. In 1987, the reform and opening-up policy was elevated to an international circulation development strategy. It yielded good results, but also gave rise to certain problems.