How the Belt and Road initiative is bringing countries together
Linking the world
Published: May 11, 2017 06:46 PM
Editor's note

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held from May 14 to 15 in Beijing. About 29 heads of state and government will participate, as well as over 70 leaders of international organizations, 100 ministerial-level officials from around the world and 1,200 other delegates from various countries and regions.

Chinese President Xi Jinping first brought up his "Silk Road Economic Belt" initiative on a visit to Kazakhstan in 2013 and later proposed building a "21st Century Maritime Silk Road."

Over the past three years, the One Belt and One Road initiative has had an impact on every country along the road, which together are home to over half the world's population.