B&R Initiative
At the ongoing two sessions, the annual meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, the top political advisory body, hot topics have been proposed and discussed that relate to both China and the world. One particular highlight is the discussions over the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which has just marked its decade of anniversary last year and is now embarking on the next decade of a new journey for high-quality development.
By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/7 19:04:51
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  • China-Europe freight train service in great demand during Spring Festival holidays

    A China-Europe freight train, loaded with new-energy vehicles manufactured in China, sounded its horn as it slowly departed from Xi'an International Port Station in Shaanxi Province, Northwest China, bound for Europe.

    By Yin Yeping and Tao Mingyang | 2024/2/29 18:14:42
  • Promotional campaign for China's ice and snow tourism launched in Dubai

    A special campaign to promote China's booming ice and snow tourism resources has recently been launched in Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/5 23:10:57
  • China-Uzbekistan partnership enters a new era as presidential visit seals agreements on stronger cooperation, connectivity under BRI

    Among all the good wishes for stronger cooperation between China and Uzbekistan, the early construction and launch of the railway project linking China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan would be a significant achievement for Liu Yu. As the executive chairman of the Uzbek Chamber of Commerce for Chinese Entrepreneurs and an early business pioneer in the Central Asian country, Liu's expectations for closer connectivity between neighboring countries in the region are indescribable.

    By Yin Yeping | 2024/1/25 19:40:21
  • China a dependable partner in Maldives' development: national chamber

    China has been a dependable partner in the development of the Maldives, and there are various areas in which both sides can strengthen bilateral cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), ranging from the blue economy and digital economy to green technology, as well as infrastructure, the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MNCCI) told the Global Times.

    By Yin Yeping | 2024/1/16 1:01:35
  • State-of-art infrastructure in upcoming AFCON shows China's 'stadium diplomacy' with Africa under BRI

    With the rapid approach of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will kick off in Cote d'Ivoire on January 13, global sports fans are waiting with bated breath. Global attention has also been focused on the six state-of-the-art host stadiums in recent days, some of which were designed and constructed by Chinese enterprises.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/12 1:30:19
  • Exclusive: China-Nicaragua economic ties set to create tangible benefits for Central America: ambassador

    China and Nicaragua announced an upgrade in the bilateral relationship to strategic partnership in December 2023, after the two countries resumed diplomatic relations in 2021. On the first day of 2024, the China-Nicaragua Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into effect. Embarking on a new starting point, China and Nicaragua are expected to further deepen bilateral cooperation and strengthen friendship between their peoples. Global Times reporter Liu Yang (GT) recently conducted an exclusive interview with Michael Campbell (Campbell), Nicaraguan Ambassador to China, in which Campbell shared three pillars of bilateral cooperation during the past two years and the bright prospects for economic and trade ties under the FTA. He also noted that China-Nicaragua economic ties will grow and create tangible benefits for the entire Central American region.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/5 21:32:56
  • BRI to keep shining over next decade with focus on high quality, people-centered and sustainable approach despite 'hideous media campaigns'

    The year of 2024 marks the beginning of the second decade of the development of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global cooperation platform China proposed in 2013 to support and add vitality to economic globalization and help resolve global development challenges and improve global governance system. How will the "the global project of the century" navigate in the next 10 years? And how should it adapt to cope with the ever-changing global geopolitical landscape? The Global Times (GT) invited a number of Chinese and foreign scholars to share their perspectives.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/4 21:20:45
  • Malaysia's ECRL project under BRI 'to improve connectivity and cooperation'

    Malaysia's East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is a landmark project of cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) , and it is hoped that practical cooperation between China and Malaysia will continue to deepen, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/14 17:28:37
  • BRI empowers localization of industrial chains in China and partner countries

    In a bid to deepen international cooperation in the industrial chain and supply chain, China is hosting the first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE) from Tuesday to Saturday in Beijing. This is the world's first national-level exhibition themed on supply chains, which focuses on promoting global industrial chain and supply chain cooperation.

    By Chi Jingyi and Ni Hao | 2023/11/30 21:10:06
  • 'Silk Road' e-commerce flourishing

    The “Silk Road” e-commerce, an international cooperation platform for trade and economic cooperation under the important Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has formed a structure for growing digital partnership, while helped promote mutual growth and cooperation among all participating economies.

    By Qi Xijia | 2023/11/28 19:44:04
  • Fujian Province hosts GCCAC, becoming the world's major international cooperation and exchange platform

    On the shore of a port in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province, rows of containers are neatly stacked, ready to be transported from this important starting point and birthplace of the ancient Maritime Silk Road to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and elsewhere.

    By Liu Yang and Zhao Juecheng in Fuzhou | 2023/11/23 20:25:57
  • BRI offers common development: officials from partner countries

    The China proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has brought the vision of “heart connectivity” to reality, and it is a path to common development, multiple ambassadors and officials from BRI partner countries said on Wednesday during a roundtable held in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province.

    By Liu Yang and Zhao Juecheng in Fuzhou | 2023/11/22 23:49:03
  • Chinese projects companies make a significant contribution to Chile's economic development, regional competitiveness: Chilean economic minister

    Chinese companies' participation in Chile's infrastructure has made a significant contribution to the country's economic development and has helped increase Chile's competitiveness in the region, Nicolas Grau, the Minister of Economy of Chile, stated in an exclusive face-to-face interview with the Global Times.

    By Yin Yeping | 2023/10/26 17:23:02
  • Relations with China 'solid and inclusive,' says Fiji deputy PM

    The relations between China and Fiji are "solid and inclusive," and the two countries are "relating to each other as families," Fiji's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Viliame R. Gavoka told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview. He also expected the two countries to "build on" the fruitful cooperation results under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), especially in green development and tourism.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2023/10/23 20:46:30
  • Truth from more on-site investigations needed to battle Western criticism of BRI

    Facing numerous false, one-sided reports about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from the Western media, officials and journalists from home and abroad proposed on Thursday that more on-site investigations are needed to explore the truth, so as to facilitate the high-quality development of the BRI.

    By Zhang Yuying and Qian Jiayin | 2023/10/20 0:39:40
  • Rise seen in patent applications from BRI countries in past ten years: official data

    China has seen a rise in patent applications from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the past ten years amid closer economic and trade exchanges, official data showed on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/18 0:16:21
  • China-CEE BRI cooperation expected to become'deeper,''greener' in next stage

    The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been instrumental in promoting connectivity between China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, helping their economies to diversify, and fostering bilateral ties, business representatives from the bloc said on Tuesday. They also expressed high hopes that the cooperation will become “deeper” and “greener” as the high-quality BRI cooperation enters a new stage of development following its 10th anniversary.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2023/10/17 23:50:49
  • China and the Philippines' shared interests outweigh differences: Presidential envoy

    China and the Philippines are BRI partners. Trade and economic collaboration is central to growing the bilateral ties. In 2022, two-way trade reached $87.7 billion, rising by 7.1 percent. China has remained the Philippines' top trading partner for seven consecutive years. In the face of new circumstances and challenges, economic cooperation is expected to play a pivotal role to accelerate bilateral relationship. In an exclusive interview with Maynard S. Ngu (Ngu), Special Envoy of the President of the Philippines to China for Trade, Investment and Tourism, Ngu discussed with the Global Times (GT) reporter Yin Yeping the positive outcomes of their joint construction of the BRI.

    By Yin Yeping | 2023/10/17 20:47:15
  • BRI's openness, inclusiveness help build an open world economy that benefits all

    On a summer afternoon this year, bridge cranes were in constant movement, loading and unloading massive cargo ships at the container terminal of the Port of Piraeus, about 10 kilometers southwest of Athens. A seemingly endless stream of ferries was arriving or departing the port. Rows of new cars were parked on the dock waiting to be shipped.

    By Yin Yeping in Athens and Wang Cong in Beijing | 2023/10/16 17:40:27
  • China's Piraeus Port partnership under the BRI upgrade a significant element for future Greek economy: official

    In recent years, China and Greece have continuously promoted high-quality joint construction of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC). Among all cooperation, port cooperation in particular encapsulates win-win results and helps the two major shipping countries to secure the world supply chain and prosper together. Global Times reporter Yin Yeping (GT) had an exclusive interview with the current Greek Secretary General for Maritime Affairs and Ports, Evangelos Kyriazopoulos (Kyriazopoulos), who shared with GT how China-Greece cooperation bears fruit under the joint construction of BRI and what to look forward next under this cooperation.

    By Yin Yeping | 2023/10/9 21:41:03
  • GT Exclusive: China-New Zealand ties inject more certainty into the region, the world: Chinese envoy

    In March 2017, New Zealand became the first developed Western economy to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). As the BRI celebrates its 10th anniversary, the Global Times recently conducted an interview with Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wang Xiaolong regarding cooperation under the BRI and development in bilateral ties.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/7 17:41:10
  • Chinese yuan exceeds the dollar in China-Hungary trade amid stronger connectivity

    If one thing could epitomize the stronger connectivity between China and Central and Eastern Europe, it is the rising use of their own currencies to settle trade and investment.

    By Yin Yeping and Wang Wenwen in Budapest | 2023/9/20 20:53:41
  • GT on the spot: Young Africans actively learning China's experience

    When standing on the vast farmland of Mahitsy, northwest of Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, we would feel a little bit confused, as the view is exactly the same as in southern China. We saw the cattle walking along the vast rice planting farmland, the red soil exposed under the sun after being plowed, and the children running around the fields.

    By Tu Lei, Liu Xin, Xing Xiaojing and Zhang Wang in Addis Ababa, Nairobi, and Antananarivo | 2023/9/14 18:39:01
  • GT investigates: Chinese projects in South Pacific islands boost devt, stabilize economy, debunking 'military influence', 'debt trap' hype

    Standing atop the construction site of the 18-story FHL Commercial Tower in the heart of Suva's Business District, one can savor an expansive vista of the capital city sprawling out toward the endless expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

    By Shen Weiduo, Shan Jie and Leng Shumei in Suva and Honiara | 2023/9/14 17:12:52
  • Exclusive: China and Hungary forge strong partnership in BRI construction, with more win-win cooperation anticipated: envoy

    Hungary has been partnering with China on propelling the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for more than 8 years, injecting momentum into their solid strategic partnership. On the 10th anniversary of the BRI, the Global Times reporter Yin Yeping (GT) interviewed Yang Chao (Yang), the Chinese Embassy's chargé d'affaires in Hungary, discussing how this partnership has thrived amid global geopolitical challenges.

    By Global Times | 2023/9/10 20:08:27
  • 5th BRI short video competition award ceremony held in Chengdu

    The award ceremony for the Fifth Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) Short Video Competition took place in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Thursday. It aimed to share touching and engaging stories about the achievements and integration of civilizations brought by the BRI's construction in various countries and regions worldwide.

    By Global Times | 2023/9/8 4:48:37
  • BRI brings harmony with nature

    Despite constant claims from Western media that the Chinese-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is unwelcomed by the people of recipient countries and has caused conflict over environmental and employment issues, a recent fieldtrip by the Global Times to three Southeast Asian countries revealed a very different reality on the ground.

    By Hu Yuwei, Li Xuanmin and Zhao Juecheng in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand | 2023/9/7 18:53:29
  • Chinese Premier Li Qiang rides Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway on a trial run, milestone for landmark BRI project

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Wednesday took a test ride on the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The test ride came as Li kicked off an official visit to Indonesia this week, where he is also attending the 26th China-ASEAN Summit, the 26th ASEAN Plus Three Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit.

    By Yin Yeping and Li Xuanmin | 2023/9/7 1:01:24
  • China, Africa deepen agricultural cooperation to boost continent's food security

    As cool and pleasant breezes blow toward the central plateau of Madagascar, it is a signal that the rainy season is over, and it is time to harvest the crops.

    By Tu Lei, Zhang Wang, Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing in Madagascar | 2023/9/1 23:53:55
  • Two-way channel

    People-to-people exchanges have played a crucial role in the success of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Over the past decade, an increasing number of Africans have had the opportunity to learn about Chinese history and culture through various channels, particularly Chinese TV dramas. Similarly, more Chinese individuals have gained a deeper understanding of Africa, which has laid a solid foundation for fostering closer relations between the two regions.

    By Liu Xin, Tu Lei, Zhang Wang and Xing Xiaojing in Nairobi | 2023/9/1 20:41:58
  • China-Africa medical cooperation broadens under BRI

    Tesfaye Hailemicheal and his colleagues have settled in the new headquarters of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) for over six months now. Hailemicheal still finds himself drawn to the meeting room across from his office. From there, he can admire the breathtaking views of the sleek, curved structure and the intricately layered sunshade components, showcasing the marvels of modern biotechnology. On the right side, he can observe Ethiopia's bustling city of Addis Ababa, with its roads filled with traffic from various directions and passing pedestrians.

    By Liu Xin, Xing Xiaojing and Tu Lei in Addis Ababa and Nairobi | 2023/9/1 20:31:33
  • BRI genuinely brings shared benefits to China, Africa

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the proposal of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Over the past decade, Africa has emerged as a prime example of how the BRI has delivered tangible benefits to both China and Africa, fostering closer ties between the two sides. The remarkable progress can be seen in the numerous infrastructure projects undertaken by Chinese companies, the increasing investments in Africa, the growing China-Africa trade, and the strengthening of people-to-people exchanges.

    By Liu Xin, Tu Lei, Xing Xiaojing in Nairobi and Antananarivo | 2023/9/1 20:22:51
  • China-Africa vocational education offers more opportunities for locals, drives economic development in Africa

    During a recent visit to Ethiopia, Kenya, and some other African countries, Global Times reporters visited several vocational education institutes, where they talked to young people and found that their work at Chinese companies have provided them with a decent life as well as opportunities to pursuit their dreams. China-Africa cooperation on vocational education has not only greatly ignited the dreams of African youth but also encouraged new markets and industrial chains, helping to drive and diversify the African economy.

    By Liu Xin, Xing Xiaojing, Zhang Wang and Tu Lei in Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Antananarivo | 2023/9/1 20:04:18
  • Chinese firms help bridge African economic artery, enhance devt capacity under BRI, defying 'debt trap' smear

    Fei Rongwei, a civil engineer from a Beijing-based firm, still remembers his first sight when he landed at Antananarivo Ivato International Airport in Madagascar.

    By Tu Lei, Liu Xin, Xing Xiaojing, Zhang Wang and Yin Hao in Addis Ababa, Nairobi, and Antananarivo | 2023/9/1 19:53:00
  • BRI fuels infrastructure build-up, propelling trans-border shipmentat Malaysia's Kuantan

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global cooperation platform that demonstrates China's vision and provides solutions for the reformation of the global governance system and other challenges. Reflecting on the development of the BRI over the last decade, there has been no shortage of evidence demonstrating its success. Standing at this monumental juncture, the Global Times is publishing a series of articles to help readers understand the fruitful journey of the BRI in the past 10 years from multiple perspectives, and how the initiative will proceed in the future. This is the sixth installment in the series, examining how the Kuantan Port in Malaysia has risen to be an important trade hub because of BRI.

    By Li Xuanmin and Zhao Juecheng in Kuantan | 2023/8/24 17:45:38
  • First intl cargo route connecting Gansu with Central Asia opens

    A batch of mechanical parts and flowers weighing 16 tons and worth 1.65 million yuan was sent to Almaty from Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport on Wednesday, which marks the opening of Gansu's first international cargo route connecting with Central Asian countries. It also marks the province's efforts to open up to the West and to increase cooperation with Central Asian countries through the Belt and Road Initiative.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/24 0:29:48
  • China, Malaysia opens new chapter amid closer BRI cooperation and heightened exchanges, says Chinese envoy

    The year 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Malaysia, with next year witnessing the 50th anniversary of establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries. Earlier this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim reached a consensus on building a community of shared future for China and Malaysia, after Anwar's successful visit to China in late March. How have China and Malaysia maintained strong cooperation momentum? What practical benefits will the "Twin Parks" and the East Coast Rail Link project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) framework deliver to local people? What are the points of convergence between China's and Malaysia's development concepts? How should Southeast Asian countries respond to advocacy of the "China threat" theory by external forces? GT reporters Hu Yuwei, Li Xuanmin, Hao Shuangyan and Zhao Juecheng (GT) recently interviewed Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing (Ouyang) in Kuala Lumpur to hear his insights on the current state of bilateral relations and cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/17 20:29:26
  • Thailand to remain open to Chinese investors, build resilient supply chain: official

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global cooperation platform that demonstrates China's vision for development and offers solutions for the reform of the global governance system and multi-faceted challenges. Against this backdrop, the Global Times is publishing a series of interviews with renowned scholars, think tank experts and analysts at financial institutions, sharing their insights and understanding of how this initiative has earned global recognition and growing esteem. This is the 10th installment in the series.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2023/8/3 21:42:33
  • China and Georgia ink agreement on deepening cooperation under BRI

    Zheng Shanjie, head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the top economic planner, and Levan Davitashvili, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, signed a cooperation deal on Monday to jointly build the Belt and Road between the two countries.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/1 19:23:54
  • Bolivia becomes third South American nation to use Chinese yuan for trade settlement amid global de-dollarization wave: reports

    Amid an accelerating wave of de-dollarization across the world, Bolivia has become the third South American nation to use Chinese yuan for trade settlement, and the Bolivian government is pushing for the opening of Chinese banks in the country as soon as possible, according to media reports.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/29 16:20:46
  • China-Italy partnership foresees a brighter future; narrative of the BRI cooperation being 'futile' is baseless, as the facts speak for themselves: Chinese envoy

    China and Italy have seen continuous economic and trade development, with bilateral trade volume reaching a new high for three consecutive years. According to a survey by the Italy China Council Foundation, 84 percent of Italian companies hold a positive outlook on the prospects of China-Italy economic and trade relations. The commendable achievements can be attributed to the successful implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which Italy signed with China in 2019.

    By Yin Yeping | 2023/7/26 21:08:11
  • Exclusive: China-Italy practical cooperation, visible achievements continue to increase under BRI; narrative of cooperation being 'futile' baseless: envoy

    Practical cooperation and visible achievements within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continue to increase, and the narrative of BRI cooperation being "futile" is baseless, as the facts speak for themselves, Chinese Ambassador to Italy Jia Guide said in an interview with the Global Times.

    By Yin Yeping | 2023/7/25 21:16:02
  • Exclusive: BRICS Summit expected to tackle energy transition, post-epidemic recovery: South African Ambassador to China

    Editor's Note: As the highly anticipated BRICS Summit 2023 will soon be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August, South African Ambassador to China Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele (Cwele) expressed his expectations for the upcoming summit in core areas such as the group's further contribution in promoting the global recovery post-epidemic in an exclusive interview with Global Times (GT) reporter Xiong Xinyi. Cwele also highlighted the achievements that have been made and the unleashed potential for the cooperation between China and South Africa as well as between China and African nations under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 17:25:13
  • Domestic, overseas ports embrace China-proposed BRI to tackle global economic woes

    Ports both domestic and overseas are calling for closer collaboration under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which marks its 10th anniversary this year. They made the call at an annual industry forum in Ningbo, the prominent nexus of transport and logistics in East China's Zhejiang Province, as they embark on a new journey to tackle global challenges such as inflation, economic slowdown and geopolitical uncertainty.

    By Yin Yeping in Ningbo | 2023/7/20 16:45:41
  • China, Algeria to deepen BRI cooperation amid Tebboune's visit

    China and Algeria are set to strengthen cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), with the scope and depth of investment expanding from traditional sectors such as basic infrastructure and energy to emerging areas like aerospace, telecommunications and new energy, representatives from Chinese companies said amid Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's ongoing five-day state visit to China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/7/19 20:52:06
  • China-Solomon Islands joint efforts for mutual prosperity deepens, despite unsubstantiated opposition from the West

    Solomon Islands, with a population of more than 700,000, is a beautiful country consisting of six major islands and more than 900 smaller islands in Melanesia, South Pacific.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/7/13 21:47:36
  • Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to attend BRI Forum in China

    Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in China in October, according to Jelena Begovic, Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation of Serbia.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/11 23:14:51
  • BRI offers ASEAN great opportunities: Thai scholar

    Recently, Global Times reporter Li Xuanmin (GT) conducted an interview with Wirun Phichaiwongphakdee (Wirun), director of the Thailand-China Research Center of the Belt and Road Initiative and Researcher at the Thailand-China Strategic Research Center at the National Research Institute of Thailand. The interview focuses on the BRI and how the initiative has been facilitating trade and infrastructure connectivity in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). According to him, the China-proposed BRI has not only become a genuine driver of regional growth, but also provides a unique path of prosperity for ASEAN economies based on win-win cooperation.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2023/7/9 19:03:59
  • Italy willing to act as bridge connecting Europe and China: Deputy PM

    Italy is willing to become a bridge connecting Europe and China and continue to play a positive role in EU-China relations, Antonio Tajani, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, said on Tuesday in Rome when meeting with Liu Jianchao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

    By Global Times | 2023/6/27 17:15:19
  • If Italy withdraws from BRI hastily, it will damage Italy's image, credibility, and cooperation: ambassador

    If Italy chooses to withdraw from the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a platform that demonstrates the political mutual trust and strategic cooperation with China, it will have a negative impact on Italy's image, credibility, and cooperation, the Chinese Ambassador to Italy, Jia Guide, said.

    By Global Times | 2023/6/24 20:49:36
  • Both 'Decoupling' and 'de-risking' show geopolitical intention to contain China's economic rise: German scholar

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global cooperation platform that demonstrates China's vision of global development and offers solutions to the reform of the global governance system and multi-faceted challenges. Against this backdrop, the Global Times is publishing a series of interviews with renowned scholars, think tanks and financial institutions, sharing their insights and understanding of how this initiative has earned global recognition and growing esteem. This is the eighth installment in the series. Recently, Global Times reporter Li Xuanmin (GT) conducted an interview with Helga Zepp-LaRouche (HZL), founder of Germany-based Schiller Institute, a political and economic think tank. The interview focuses on the BRI and Europe's policies toward China, including the two D-words (decoupling and de-risking), which, she said, are basically the same and illustrate implicitly the intention of the US and its allies to contain China's economic rise.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2023/6/19 17:14:11
  • BRI's contributions to Africa's sustainable development stand in stark contrast to Western rhetoric

    The US' use of the alleged African debt trap claim as an excuse against China in an attempt to hamper the healthy and sustainable development of the regional countries under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have been intensified, highlighted by the recent visits of US Vice President Kamala Harris to Africa, who pointed finger to African debt issue and China's alleged role in it, an allegation that has been refuted by many experts from both sides.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/6/1 22:16:37
  • Italy hesitates to renew BRI contract due to US pressure, 'dropping out of program would only sacrifice Italy's own interests for US'

    Good relations with China are possible even without being part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said in an interview published on Sunday amid speculation that the Italian government was considering withdrawing from the initiative.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/29 22:45:56
  • China's rapid economic recovery brings 'big opportunities' to Uruguay: Uruguayan agriculture minister

    Uruguay's Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Fernando Mattos just finished his 19-day trip in China on Friday, with fruitful results of bilateral agricultural cooperation including agreements between two agricultural ministries as well as institutions.

    By Liu Yang | 2023/5/26 18:50:27
  • China-Indonesia 'Two Countries, Twin Parks' project offers good example for cooperation under BRI

    Chen Zhijin, a representative of JD Yuanhong Food Digital Economy Industry Center, never thought the center's food products are being shipped to Indonesia so sooner after the company was established.

    By Tao Mingyang in Fuzhou | 2023/5/24 20:12:24
  • Joint testing conducted for landmark Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway

    Debugging and testing began on Monday on the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It marks an important milestone before the full launch of the project.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/22 23:31:27
  • Number of China-Europe freight trains up 17% in first four months

    China-Europe freight train service has witnessed solid growth in the first four months of this year, given a continuous rise of transport capacity and efficiency, data from China State Railway Group showed.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/21 23:02:22
  • Summit to lead to deeper cooperation with Central Asia

    Cooperative projects between China and Central Asian countries rolled out in succession before and after the two-day China-Central Asia Summit held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Friday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/21 22:13:29
  • China-Kazakhstan BRI cooperation a 'benchmark' that bears fruitful results: Chinese ambassador

    With the first ever in-person summit between top leaders of China and five Central Asian countries in 31 years fast approaching, the China-Central Asia Summit is expected to open on May 18 and 19 in Xi'an, capital city of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. At the same time, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan is scheduled to pay a state visit to China upon invitation from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    By Fan Anqi and Bai Yunyi | 2023/5/16 20:18:28
  • CEECs expect to sell $1.45 billion worth of goods at Ningbo expo

    Purchase orders worth more than 10 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) for goods from Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) are expected to be placed at the upcoming third China-CEEC Expo & International Consumer Goods Fair in China, an official said on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/14 20:11:47
  • China, Pakistan, Afghanistan support extension of CPEC project to Afghanistan, promote trilateral economic cooperation

    Foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have agreed to enhance trilateral cooperation in economy, poverty reduction, and agriculture, and plan to extend the project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan during the China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue on Sunday.

    By Tao Mingyang | 2023/5/7 20:08:47
  • China's nuclear technology to spur safe, reliable energy for Argentina, contrasts with US rhetoric: experts

    China and Argentina have been close partners for decades and such a relationship has been further strengthened under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), exemplified by the joint development of pillar infrastructure projects such as dam, powerhouse, and railway construction, which inject real impetus to the country's sustainable development.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/4/26 20:55:28
  • Past decade of BRI proves China's sincerity, commitment to helping other countries without any strings: special assistant to Pakistani PM

    “I as a Pakistani can say that Pakistan has benefited tremendously from the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that China proposed,” said special assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister and former special envoy for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Zafar Uddin Mahmood.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/4/13 21:48:53
  • China, Latin America brace for deeper ties in BRI cooperation

    Latin America is an indispensable and important participant in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In recent years, more and more countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are working with China to advance high-quality BRI cooperation, creating opportunities for an increasing number of local residents.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/4/6 21:18:15
  • Track-laying for Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway completed

    Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, a signature project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), with a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour, has announced completion of the entire track-laying process, with full line operation set to start soon.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 23:27:52
  • Observers hail BRI achievements, offer insights into broader co-op

    The real beauty of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the idea of sharing, and the BRI is of in-depth vision, international observers said on Tuesday at a panel session of the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia.

    By Wang Wenwen in Boao | 2023/3/28 20:33:28
  • Belgrade-Budapest Railway section: one year on

    On March 19, 2023, the Belgrade-Budapest Railway (Belgrade-Novi Sad section), a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will soon welcome its first anniversary. With its outstanding product and service quality, the Belgrade-Novi Sad railway has offered a speedy, convenient, and comfort travel experience to the Serbian people. The railway is significant not only for the development of Serbia but also for the connectivity improvement between the region and other parts of Europe and Asia, contributing to improved connectivity among Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC). Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has, on multiple occasions, commended the progress made by the railway.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/16 21:56:24
  • Beijing launches its first China-Europe freight train, connecting with Moscow

    Beijing launches its first China-Europe freight train, connecting with Moscow

    By Cui Meng | 2023/3/16 13:37:46
  • BRI builds broad path for common development: Chinese FM Qin Gang

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a high-quality public good initiated by China and jointly built by all partners, whose benefits are shared by the world. It has attracted the participation of more than three-fourths of the countries in the world and 32 international organizations, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang stressed on Tuesday at a press conference during the ongoing two sessions.

    By Ma Jingjing and Zhao Juecheng | 2023/3/7 12:02:20
  • Myanmar's first wind power project cooperation signed, new step under BRI

    A deal for Myanmar's first wind power project with the participation of a Chinese energy infrastructure company was signed on Wednesday, a major step in bilateral new-energy cooperation, the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar said in a statement released on Thursday.

    By Yin Yeping | 2023/3/2 21:52:45
  • Foreign envoys hail China's BRI projects, confident in future cooperation

    China plays a vital role in international infrastructure buildup, especially under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Foreign envoys have hailed China's overseas infrastructure projects, saying they have brought tangible socioeconomic benefits to local communities by promoting connectivity and creating jobs.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/2 17:46:00
  • China is not a Paris Club member and therefore why it should follow Paris Club-like policies: scholar

    The Global Sovereign Debt Roundtable is set to be launched in Bengaluru on the sidelines of the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) which will be held on Friday and Saturday. The meeting will bring in key stakeholders to discuss issues that have been impeding a timely debt restructuring process.

    By Maya Majueran | 2023/2/23 23:02:14
  • BRI's green push to send 'a powerful message to the world' amid climate fight: NDB vice president

    Editor's Note: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global cooperation platform that demonstrates China's vision and provides solutions to the reform of the global governance system and multifaceted challenges. Against this backdrop, the Global Times is publishing a series of interviews with renowned scholars, think tanks, and financial institutions, sharing their insights and understanding of how the initiative has earned global recognition and reshaped global development. This is the first installment in the series.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2023/2/16 17:34:12
  • China willing to work with Nicaragua to promote high-quality BRI, push negotiation, signing of FTA: MOFCOM

    China's Commerce Minister Wang Wentao said on Saturday that China is willing to work with Nicaragua to promote the high-quality construction of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and looks forward to moving forward with the negotiation and signing of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the official website of the ministry read on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/13 13:11:18
  • China-Ecuador FTA expected to boost Ecuador's domestic investment, exports, industry, employment: Ecuador's Ambassador to China

    Editor's Note: In 2018, Ecuador joined the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Over the past five years, the two countries reaped fruitful results in economic and trade cooperation as well as cultural and other exchanges. Recently, the two sides concluded the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations at the technical level. Global Times (GT) reporter Liu Yang conducted an exclusive interview with Carlos Larrea (Carlos), Ambassador of Ecuador to China, in which the Ambassador shared his views on building up China-Ecuador good relations and close partnerships in Latin America, and he highly appreciated China's anti-COVID contribution to the international community in the past years.

    By Liu Yang | 2023/2/8 18:41:54
  • China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative grows stronger against louder Western-led smears

    Situated in the Amazon basin, 100 kilometers east of Ecuador's capital Quito, the Coca Codo Sinclair (CCS) hydroelectric plant, a signature project in South America, and the biggest hydroelectric power station in the country has recently fallen prey to Western smears, as part of a relentless attack by Western media sources on China proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The main difference this time is the change in focus from the alleged "debt trap" to the alleged "construction flaws."

    By Yin Yeping and Liu Yang | 2023/2/2 21:37:08
  • Exclusive: Foreign media gives one-sided story after cracks found in China-built hydropower plant: Chinese Embassy in Ecuador

    Cracks found in a China-built hydropower plant in Ecuador will not affect its operation and safety, and the plant is safe for its 50-year design life, but some foreign media outlets have produced one-sided reports that do not give the full picture of the situation, the Chinese Embassy in Ecuador told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Liu Yang | 2023/2/2 13:36:42
  • Bustling scenes at Ningbo Zhoushan Port offer snapshot of BRI's feat in past decade

    Editor's Note: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global cooperation platform that demonstrates China's vision and provides solutions for the reformation of the global governance system and other multifaceted challenges. Reflecting on the development of the BRI over the last decade, there has been no shortage of evidence demonstrating its success, a momentum that relentless Western crackdowns and smears were unable to curtail.

    By Yin Yeping in Ningbo | 2023/1/18 22:47:12
  • As BRI enters 10th year of development, China-Europe freight train set to see 'explosive growth' in 2023

    Standing on this monumental juncture, the Global Times is publishing a series of articles to help readers understand the fruitful journey of the BRI over the last decade from multiple perspectives, and how the initiative will positively commence over the year. This is the first installment in the series, examining the impressive development of the China-Europe freight train.

    By Tao Mingyang in Erenhot, Li Xuanmin and Yin Yeping in Beijing | 2023/1/12 20:44:39
  • Phase-1 of Africa CDC center project completed thanks to deepened BRI cooperation

    The phase one of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters, a China-aided project, was completed on Wednesday, with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang - who's on a seven-day visit to Africa - and Moussa Faki Mahamat, African Union Commission chairperson, attending the ceremony.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2023/1/11 20:46:52
  • Chinese-built airport inaugurated in Nepal in fresh sign of growing bilateral cooperation

    Echoing increasing cooperation between China and Nepal, a new international airport built by a Chinese company with Chinese loans was inaugurated in Nepal on Sunday, with officials from both countries hailing the project as a major success of bilateral cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/2 19:09:21
  • China-assisted St. John's Harbor project in Antigua and Barbuda completed

    The renovation and expansion project of St. John's Harbor, a project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) framework between China and Antigua and Barbuda, has recently been completed, CCTV reported. Upon its completion, the port is able to host multiple container ships and cruise ships simultaneously, transforming it into a real transport hub for the region.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/11 13:50:41
  • Strengthened China-Saudi ties raise prospects for use of yuan in oil settlement

    A discussion of shift to use Chinese yuan in China-Saudi oil settlement is increasingly rising recently amid an ongoing visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the country - the trip marks epoch-making milestone in China-Arab relation and also raises hopes for a more deepened energy tie for years to come.

    By Yu Jincui, Xing Xiaojing in Riyadh and Shen Weiduo in Beijing | 2022/12/8 18:04:39
  • Indonesian sinologist: More Chinese language talents required for in-depth BRI cooperation

    "Seek knowledge even if you have to go as far as China."

    By Lou Kang | 2022/12/5 21:40:21
  • China-Laos Railway transports 8.5 mln passengers and 11.2 mln tons cargos in first year

    The China-Laos Railway has carried a total of 8.5 million passenger trips and 11.2 million tons of cargos as of Friday on its first anniversary, according to a statement sent to the Global Times by China Railway.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/2 13:51:56
  • Chilean cherries, salmon, wine trade embarks on an upward trajectory in Chinese market, modeling win-win cooperation between developing countries

    Chile Week, the largest promotional event of the Chilean products in China, celebrated its seventh edition at the Chilean Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday, an important milestone for bilateral trade ties, which have blossomed under the two-way Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the first of its kind between China and a Latin-American country, combined with the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

    By Yin Yeping | 2022/11/23 20:50:56
  • China-Laos-Thailand high-speed railway to become backbone infrastructure in enhancing regional connectivity: Thai researcher

    China-Laos-Thailand high-speed railway is expected to play an important role in enhancing regional connectivity, further slashing transportation time and cost from the current level, a senior Thai researcher stated.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/21 2:24:41
  • China-Thailand railway to provide new momentum for regional economy and trade

    China and Thailand are close friendly neighbors, with a popular belief in both countries that the two people are as close as family. As China's comprehensive strategic cooperative partner, Thailand is located in the center of Southeast Asia and is connected to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members by sea and land, holding an important strategic position in promoting the framework cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The high-quality joint construction of the "Belt and Road" between the two countries has achieved fruitful results, and major cooperation projects such as the China-Thailand railway, the landmark project which represents the high-quality construction of the BRI, have made solid progress. The project will also be Thailand's first standard-gauge railway, which marks a new era for the two sides jointly building a community of a shared future not only between China and Thailand but for the entire region.This is the fourth in a series of articles scoping the developing of the BRI in ASEAN members.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/11/17 20:20:22
  • Jakarta-Bandung HSR demonstrates the vitality of Chinese manufacturing; boosts local economy and industry: Chinese developers

    The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), which connects Indonesia's capital Jakarta and its fourth-largest city Bandung, is a landmark project under the BRI and an example of the practical cooperation between China and Indonesia.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/11/16 19:45:33
  • China-Indonesia cooperation sets example for BRI

    Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road - an important component of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - back in 2013 during a state visit to Indonesia. The alignment of the proposal with Indonesia's Global Maritime Fulcrum strategy has witnessed robust growth of bilateral economic cooperation in recent years, demonstrating great resilience and vitality. China has become the largest trade partner for Indonesia for nine consecutive years, while Chinese enterprises' investment has made remarkable contribution to local development.

    By Ma Jingjing | 2022/11/15 18:42:23
  • ASEAN, a pilot demonstration area for BRI cooperation with China

    From November 14 to 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Back in a 2013 visit to Indonesia, Xi proposed that the two countries jointly build the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which together with the Silk Road Economic Belt, makes up the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Since then, BRI has been advancing at a remarkable speed, playing an increasingly crucial role in supporting the economic development of ASEAN, the world's fifth largest economy.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/11/14 20:02:24
  • China-Cambodia time-honored friendship bears fruits in agricultural cooperation and beyond

    At Pailin province in western Cambodia, local farmers have come to their busiest time of the year as the harvest time of longan has just begun in October and can last until May next year. Different from any other time, Pailin, the country's major production base for longan, has secured big orders against the backdrop of a new deal inked between China and Cambodia on October 27, marking the official debut of Cambodian longan export to China, its largest market for agricultural products, after banana and mango.

    By Yin Yeping and Li Xuanmin | 2022/11/10 21:12:20
  • China, Pakistan to expand cooperation in key fields: envoy

    China and Pakistan will expand cooperation in key areas of trade, investment, infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture and IT, Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque told the Global Times in an exclusive interview over the weekend, ahead of the official visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to China starting on Tuesday.

    By Yin Yeping | 2022/10/30 21:05:30
  • Largest China-invested coal-fired power plant in Turkey now operational

    The Hunutlu Thermal Power Plant, the largest China-invested power plant in Turkey, is now fully operational after construction started in September 2019. The modern power plant will be managed and operated by China.

    By Global Times | 2022/10/18 15:06:42
  • Erection of box girders complete on Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, laying foundation for 2023 launch

    With the last 900-ton simple girder falling steadily into place on the No 24 bridge of Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway on Sunday, the task of erecting box girders on the whole rail line was successfully completed with the 13 tunnels fully opened, laying a solid foundation for the completion and opening to traffic of the landmark railway in June 2023, Xinhua News Agency reported.

    By Global Times | 2022/10/17 15:07:46
  • China-Mongolia ties to embrace greater potentials from infrastructure to trade under China's BRI and Mongolia's Steppe Road Program: envoy

    Mongolia and China share a border of more than 4,700 kilometers, and both countries are strategic partners and friendly and good-neighboring countries, exemplified by the fact that China has been Mongolia's largest source of investment and trading partner for 18 consecutive years. On September 15, the heads of China, Mongolia and Russia extended the Outline of the Development Plan on Establishing the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor by five years in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, unleashing greater potentials for the regional prosperity while upgrading Mongolia's role as a transit hub between the East and the West.

    By Global Times | 2022/10/13 21:51:00
  • BRI's focus on green infrastructure attracts growing interest in Europe: Norwegian scholar

    In 2013, China put forward the "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI), aimed at building a new platform for international cooperation and creating new momentum for shared development. And the investment under the BRI is constantly interconnecting with Europe, including North Europe.

    By Global Times | 2022/10/12 19:30:57
  • New western land-sea corridor gains momentum as China-ASEAN trade soars

    With the launch of a cargo train from the Port of Qinzhou in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to Lhasa in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, more and more localities in China are embarking on land-sea multimodal transportation services, which offer faster connections among regional countries.

    By Chu Daye | 2022/9/18 22:32:12
  • China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway to open 'southern Eurasia corridor,'facilitates BRI cooperation with Central Asia: analysts

    A cooperation agreement on the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway construction project could reportedly be signed at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held from Thursday to Friday in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, marking new groundbreaking moment in the development of the long-anticipated rail line after nearly 20 years of negotiation.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2022/9/15 22:27:07
  • BRI an 'anchor' for Kazakh economy; global turbulence pushes China and Central Asia to cooperate closer

    the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kazakhstan draws attention both to bilateral relations and to the context of the international situation in general. Xi's visit to Kazakhstan is perceived as a confirmation of the strategic importance of Kazakhstan for China.

    By Anton Bugayenko | 2022/9/15 18:19:35
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