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The Belt and Road Initiative grows bigger

The Belt and Road Initiative grows bigger

2019.05.06 The Second Belt and Road Forum (BRF2) which was held in the Chinese capital Beijing on April 25-27 was a major success. Leaders from 37 countries, 360 ministers, 100 leaders of international organizations and 5,000 participants from 150 countries were in attendance. The Forum, whose theme is “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Future”, resulted in very important agreements and new initiatives, making the Belt and Road a more global phenomenon rather than just a Eurasian one. In his opening keynote speech, President Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of connectivity and infrastructure development on a global scale, saying: “Connectivity is vital to advancing Belt and Road cooperation. We need to promote a global partnership of connectivity to achieve common development and prosperity. I am confident that as we work closely together, we will transcend geographical distance and embark on a path of win-win cooperation. “Infrastructure is the bedrock of connectivity, while the lack of infrastructure has held up the development of many countries. High-quality, sustainable, resilient, affordable, inclusive and accessible infrastructure projects can help countries fully leverage their resource endowment, better integrate into the global supply, industrial and value chains, and realize inter-connected development. To this end, […]

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37 World Leaders to Attend Second BRI Forum in Beijing

37 World Leaders to Attend Second BRI Forum in Beijing

2019.04.21 Leaders from 37 countries, 360 ministers, 100 leaders of international organizations and 5,000 participants from 150 countries will attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday, April 19. In addition,  4,000 reporters will also be attending the Forum, whose theme is “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Future. “The second Belt and Road Forum will be held in Beijing on April 25-27. It will become China’s largest international event this year. Thirty-seven leaders of state and government will participate in the forum,” Wang told a press conference.  This will include the leaders of Austria, Egypt, Hungary, Italy, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and others. “Senior representatives” of France, Germany, Britain, Spain, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Union will also participate; other diplomatic representatives of the United States and North Korea will also be there. International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, and  Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary- general, are also expected to participate, according to Wang. Wang announced that there would 12 forums and conferences on various themes to be held on April 25 and on April 26, double the number of last year, […]

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BRIX Welcomed in Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

BRIX Welcomed in Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

2019.04.17 The Belt and Road Initiative Executive Group for Sweden (BRIX) and its presentation of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce was welcomed with with interest. It was the Chamber of Commerce’s special network group for international expansion that wanted to be informed about the business opportunities opened on all continents with the new Silk Road and the ideas behind the Belt & Road Initiative. The network consists of companies that work with or are only interested in international trade. Among the highly qualified participants are several who have or are planning activities in China. BRIX Chairman Ulf Sandmark began by presenting the association BRIX and how to understand the new Silk Road / BRI. It is necessary to turn the perspective around and understand how the Chinese leadership is thinking when talking about “a shared future for mankind,” he stressed. Only the long-term perspective of this development policy can show that even the figures being presented are completely wrong, when in the Western world one describes China’s indebtedness and thus investments as unsustainable. With China’s 30, 50 and 100-year perspective on developing new rail corridors and cities, China’s investments in today’s wastelands can […]

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