As the Chinese economy matures decades after its opening up, the BRI was conceived to capitalize on this momentum. The revival of the ancient Silk Road is a sign that China is transitioning from committing raw manpower to doling out infrastructure loans, in its aim to promote better livelihoods around the world and build interconnectivity with sustainable investment projects.
From coastal defense to open waters, from a surface fleet to a full force, the PLA Navy is undergoing a strategic transformation. The traditionally land-based Chinese military is becoming a maritime power to protect the country's growing ocean trade and carry out new missions overseas. What is the motivation for growth? Why does it need to be strong, how is it transforming and where is it heading? Join CGTN as China's navy sets sail into the future.
"In springtime, come to Beijing to watch the best films!" – This has been more than a slogan for the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) as it also speaks to Chinese moviegoers' passion for cinema. Themed around "Home·land," the BJIFF 2019 kicked off on April 13, and during the seven-day event, CGTN will bring you the latest reports and interviews with the A-listers.
Brexit has been a long, tortuous journey for Britain and the European Union, dominated by a litany of dramas but little progress. Deals have been rejected, decisions deferred, and fundamental splits in the UK political system exposed. As the Brexit clock ticks down, all is still to play for in a process that matters to Britain, to Europe, and to the world economy.