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In his separate visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia in September and October 2013, President Xi Jinping called for joint development of an "Economic Belt along the Silk Road" and a "Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century". The "Belt" and the "Road" are two major initiatives that China has made to deepen reform and opening-up and advance its neighborhood diplomacy. They have been written into the documents of the Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee, the Meeting on Neighborhood Diplomacy and the Central Economic Work Conference, and have been enthusiastically received both at home and abroad.

GT reporters were invited to China's Shaanxi, Gansu and Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from May 21 to June 7 to learn about the Silk Road and the people who live along it.

Silk Road economic belt concept pushes trade, investment between China, Central Asia

The ancient Silk Road trading route tends to conjure up images of camel rides across sand dunes dotted with date ...

Old tales show memories of Silk Road

We can know about the role of the Silk Road from the simple word – tea.

New Silk Road to build global access to Chinese culture

China should build a new Silk Road using the Internet to help integrate Chinese culture into the outside world, the vice chief of a Chinese Internet entertainment company said at the weekend.

SCO takes on challenge of trans-border terror

Central Asian countries all hope that people can live better lives and the economy can be developed. But the premise is a secure environment.

It is the fifth year that Muhammad Waseem Ansari, a Pakistani merchant of wooden handicrafts and furniture, has been to China seeking business opportunities.


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