B&R Initiative
At the COP15 in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, as the host country, China exemplified its commitment to environmental conservation, while pointing out the direction for the future global biodiversity governance, especially among countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/14 19:07:50
  • BRI leads the 'green revolution'

    In an age when there are more voices than actions when it comes to the implementation of the global commitment to tackle the climate change, especially from developed economies, the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become the significant pillar leading the trend of a "green revolution" and has achieved historic progress for sustainable growth, analysts said.

    By Yin Yeping | 2021/10/7 19:53:39
  • Trade and infrastructure stay strong and defy pandemic

    In the wake of global disruptions caused by the coronavirus, the unique role of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in combating the virus and promoting economic recovery for countries along the route has been prominent and evidential, delivering shining results that smash some western slights against the initiative.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/23 19:16:24
  • Global Gateway scheme underscores the effectiveness of China-propsed infrastructure program: analyst

    The Global Gateway scheme, which some observers believe aims to compete with the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is likely inspired by the success of the BRI and will serve to fully demonstrate the effectiveness of Chinese-initiated global infrastructure program, Chinese analysts said on Thursday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/9/16 19:18:39
  • Foreign media smears China's landmark BRI project in Pakistan's Gwadar by twisting protest story: probe

    Reports by The Guardian and some other media outlets about protests against the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Gwadar, Pakistan, are untrue, and behind the fake news are some foreign media organizations' deliberate smears of China-Pakistan cooperation, an investigation by the Global Times has found.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/27 10:24:29
  • Natural gas cooperation accelerated under the Belt and Road Initiative

    More natural gas import contracts have been signed or are likely to be signed over coming months between China and countries throughout the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as gas - one of the cleanest fossil fuels - acts as a bridge from using fossil energy to clean energy to reach carbon neutrality.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/8/26 18:08:40
  • China's high-speed rail, 5G, nuke generators used by more countries

    The US' crackdown on China's technology sector will not dampen China's cooperation on science and technology innovation with countries joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Xiong Xinyi | 2021/8/19 18:43:40
  • China's exports to B&R countries show robust growth despite COVID-19 challenge

    China's exports to countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) have surged by 25.3 percent on a yearly basis in the first seven months this year, as Chinese experts praised trade with the B&R Initiative regions as a "stabilizer" of China's trade exchanges despite external challenges including the coronavirus.

    By Xie Jun and Shen Weiduo | 2021/8/9 18:08:40
  • China-Pakistan trade relations further deepen as enterprises from two sides establish stronger ties

    The operations of Chinese enterprises in Pakistan remain normal with both sides strengthening protection for Chinese nationals, a source close to the matter who asked to remain anonymous told the Global Times at a forum in Beijing on Thursday, adding that the Pakistani military has been providing protection for local Chinese enterprises including his company, and the Chinese embassy in Pakistan has warned Chinese nationals not to go out unless necessary, according to the source.

    By Chu Daye and Xiong Xinyi | 2021/8/2 17:47:57
  • BRI routes from Ningbo-Zhoushan Port set record high in H1

    Goods bound for destinations along the Belt and Road Initiative from Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in east China's Zhejiang Province set a record high in the first half of 2021, according to statistics from Zhejiang Port and Navigation Management Center.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/14 23:27:01
  • G7's infrastructure plan mostly for purpose of propaganda: analysts

    The G7's newly-hatched "Build Back Better World" (B3W) plan aims to help poor countries build up infrastructure and counter China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/6/21 19:08:39
  • G7 infrastructure plan can hardly rival BRI

    With eyes fixated on China, the just concluded G7 summit in the UK announced an infrastructure plan, aiming to rival the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) adopted and implemented by China.

    By Song Lin | 2021/6/14 19:18:39
  • Belt and Road projects foster China-CEEC cooperation

    As projects under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proceed as scheduled despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are becoming a driving force for economic and trade cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC), industry experts and analysts said on Sunday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/6/7 15:03:39
  • Fact Sheet of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor under the BRI

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) links Kashi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region with Gwadar Port on the southwestern coast of Pakistan, with a total length of 3,000 kilometers between them.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/31 19:29:17
  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor faces new opportunities to boost industrial cooperation

    Since being officially launched in 2015, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Belt and Road Initiative's (BRI) flagship project, has begun to bear fruit. As the construction of the CPEC project has come into the new stage of promoting industry and industrial park cooperation, Pakistan is facing new opportunities to fast-track the development of its industries which can help it compete globally.

    By Liu Zongyi | 2021/5/31 17:18:40
  • BRI a cornerstone for growth in Pakistan

    In a recent story posted in early April, Hindustantimes online said that signs of unease emerging between China and Pakistan over the future of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), citing a report published in Modern Diplomacy. However, experts based in Pakistan told the Global Times a different version of the story.

    By Dong Feng | 2021/4/19 19:25:04
  • Chinese photovoltaic businesses embrace low-carbon development

    Chinese photovoltaic companies are ramping up efforts to embrace the low-carbon development trend in countries along the Belt and Road.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/4/12 17:18:40
  • China, Thailand sign agreement on high-speed rail line, set to open in 2026

    Thai transportation authorities and Chinese construction corporations signed a construction agreement for the first phase of the Thailand-China High Speed Rail on Monday, a new step forward for the long-awaited rail project that could link the two Asian countries.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/29 20:13:39
  • Gwadar Port: A hallmark of peaceful development of CPEC projects

    The development of Gwadar Port seen by many as the flagship project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been praised by nations across in the Arabian Sea for its smooth and well-planned operationalization.

    By Muhammad Zamir Assadi | 2021/3/29 18:33:39
  • Global personnel exchanges to be strengthened via visa facilitation

    China has simplified its visa policy for Chinese citizens and foreigners applying to enter the Chinese mainland who have received China-produced COVID-19 vaccines, which insiders said showed the authorities' confidence in the efficacy and safety of the Chinese vaccines and will facilitate personnel exchanges.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/22 20:43:39
  • New trend brings vast opportunities for countries to cooperate with China in post-pandemic era: analysts

    As the pandemic situation in China was brought under control, the number of overseas business activities of Chinese firms has witnessed an increasing trend as companies from different sectors including Hisense, Midea and Sinopec have struck new deals with overseas partners.

    By Wang Bozun | 2021/3/9 19:33:14
  • Benefits of BRI to Central, Eastern Europe undeniable: experts

    The benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) bringing to Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is undeniable, experts from the "17+1" economic and trade cooperation mechanism said.

    By Dong Feng | 2021/3/8 18:23:39
  • China-Europe freight trains jump 96% in Jan-Feb, a steady pillar for BRI trade in hard times

    Driven by a resilient global demand for Chinese goods ranging from personal protective equipment (PPE) to home appliances, China-Europe freight trains, which have become a pillar for the trade for countries along the Belt and Road when other transports were disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, have seen record growth in the early two months of the year.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/8 18:12:48
  • It takes innovative thinking and visionary mindset to see value of Belt and Road Initiative: expert

    There are some voices in the media questioning whether Chinese lending to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has dried up, citing heavy debts and that South Africa needs free trade deal not BRI.

    By Dong Feng | 2021/3/1 17:48:40
  • Eurasia freight train service going smoothly during Spring Festival

    During the Spring Festival week-long holiday, the operation of China-Europe freight train business remained smooth and unaffected as many trains linking China and countries along the Belt and Road in Europe, West Asia and Central Asia were busy transporting essential manufactured goods, according the China's Ministry of Commerce.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/22 17:53:39
  • Kazakhstan, China to seek solutions to delayed trade at border

    A recent video report by Bloomberg tried to address question of whether a massive new land port on China-Kazakhstan border will help prop up trade bracing some reported negative factors. And an article in the Diplomat magazine expresses concerns over trade efficiency citing a bottleneck on that border, has left thousands of wagons waiting against the backdrop of the pandemic. However, Gulnar Shaimergenova (GS), director of China Studies Center, Kazakhstan, recently shared her insights with Global Times (GT) about significance of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the long run.

    By Dong Feng | 2021/2/22 17:48:39
  • Belt and Road projects fight winter virus spike as workers remain at posts

    Hundreds of thousands of Chinese engineers and project managers working on the many overseas projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are planning to spend this year's Chinese Lunar New Year at project sites around the globe, giving up what is a major holiday and opportunity for family reunion, to ensure project progress and alleviate burden of domestic epidemic control efforts at home.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/2/1 18:13:39
  • BRI contributes global post-pandemic recovery by laying foundation for cooperation and stabilizing global supply chains

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will contribute to the global economic rebound by stabilizing supply chains among countries along the BRI route, while laying the foundation for further global cooperation, experts said ahead of opening of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which will discuss a series of topics surrounding how to restore economic growth in 2021 after a coronavirus-triggered recession across the globe last year.

    By Xie Jun and Ma Jingjing | 2021/1/25 18:03:39
  • China-Europe freight trains hit record high in 2020

    A record 12,400 China-Europe freight train trips were made in 2020, up 50 percent from the previous year, according to China's railway operator.

    By Xinhua | 2021/1/11 13:46:40
  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects to march forward despite COVID-19 pandemic: envoy

    Following the uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the entire global economy, speculation as to whether the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will continue according to schedule has become louder.

    By Wang Bozun | 2021/1/4 19:08:39
  • BRI bridges a channel for medical supplies, ensures stability of supply chains amid hard times

    After chairing the port customs for China-Europe freight train in "the world supermarket" Yiwu in East China's Zhejiang Province, Zhao Hengchao said this year's demand for cross-border freight trains was unprecedented, with the total freight volume between China and Europe growing nearly 105 percent year-on-year, a reflection of close relation between China and the countries along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Yin Yeping | 2020/12/28 17:58:39
  • BRI to call for greener business practices

    Chinese enterprises have been shouldering corporate social responsibilities in their host countries, progressing China's Belt and Road agenda. Meanwhile, with the international communities reaching a consensus toward achieving sustainable development goals, experts believe that now is the optimal time to foster green development linked to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Dong Feng | 2020/12/14 17:58:40
  • Hong Kong holds online forum on B&R opportunities, economic recovery

    The two-day Belt and Road Summit organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government started Monday online, focused on Belt and Road (B&R) opportunities and the global economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Xinhua | 2020/12/1 14:13:04
  • Alternative to Belt and Road pushed by US, Taiwan is empty political spin

    The US and Taiwan's act will not have any substantial impact on the BRI, because their plan is not a substantial economic plan at all. But it aims to improve the so-called US-Taiwan official relations. This is the crux of the problem.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/28 19:38:40