China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative provides a global platform for cooperation, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday, at a press conference on the sidelines of the national legislature's annual session in Beijing. 

2018-03-08 11:12 GMT+8

China will allow domestic and overseas companies to issue bonds via the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges to fund projects under the Belt and Road Initiative, the country’s securities regulator said on Friday.

2018-03-03 12:06 GMT+8

The man responsible for Britain’s global trade after Brexit stressed the “significant commercial potential” of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in a speech on Wednesday evening.

2018-02-22 13:08 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting Dutch King Willem-Alexander on Wednesday in Beijing. 

2018-02-07 19:27 GMT+8

Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China's multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing's spreading influence, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday, citing a senior US official.

2018-02-19 10:22 GMT+8

Editor's Note: Zhang Weiwei is a Chinese professor of international relations at Fudan University, and a senior research fellow at the Chunqiu Institute. He is the author of The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State. The Chinese Way by Zhang Weiwei is a 10-part CGTN Digital series casting a critical eye over the governance of modern China. Professor Zhang identifies merits and flaws in the Chinese system and contrasts the China model with Western equivalents in a series of short films. 

2018-03-08 15:19 GMT+8

Debt imperialism! The Western media has given the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) a new name. This label seems to have come about after more than 86 countries and international organizations signed the 102 Memorandum Of Understanding with the Chinese government to jointly build BRI projects, but some Western companies feel they do not have enough access to BRI projects.

2018-03-15 17:55 GMT+8

Francesco Sisci, former Italian journalist and diplomat, now senior researcher at Renmin University of China, spoke to CGTN about his views on the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, claiming that Italy and China could benefit not only in areas of trade, but also in areas of culture. In his opinion, Italy is the doorway that would allow China to better understand the western world.  

2018-03-12 11:03 GMT+8

After their second visit to China – a two-day working trip from February 7 to 8 – Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima traveled to South Korea to attend the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Accompanied by Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra, they met with Premier Li Keqiang and had dinner with President Xi Jinping and his wife while in Beijing. In October 2015, the Dutch royals first visited China on the heels of Xi’s 2014 visit to the Netherlands, his first to a European country after taking office.

2018-02-08 21:35 GMT+8

‍By Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn 

2017-05-13 22:07 GMT+8

‍Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on Sunday morning.

2017-05-14 09:00 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed world leaders and their partners to a banquet at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday evening, to mark the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

2017-05-14 18:03 GMT+8

Heads of state and government, and other Belt and Road Forum delegates, attended the "Millennial Road" gala performance at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Sunday evening.

2017-05-14 23:32 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on efforts to deepen cooperation between countries and international organizations to revive the global economy, as the world suffers sluggish growth amid increasing protectionism.

2017-05-15 11:00 GMT+8

World leaders gathered for a group photo on Monday after the first round of the Leaders' Round-table Summit of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at Yanqi Lake Resort in Beijing.

2017-05-15 13:12 GMT+8

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev hailed the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative as a great idea in an exclusive interview with CGTN recently, saying that the initiative has contributed a lot to his country and enterprises along the Silk Road Economic Belt.

2018-02-20 19:52 GMT+8

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos last month, one of the biggest presences was that of female leaders. Among them was Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who served two terms as the finance minister of Nigeria and was previously the managing director of the World Bank.

2018-02-09 11:49 GMT+8

President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith arrived in Beijing to participate in the Belt and Road Forum. During an interview with Chinese media in the country's capital on Thursday, he said the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative has been bringing tangible benefits to participants, including Laos.

2017-05-13 16:30 GMT+8

Can you define the Belt and Road Initiative? How about in a single word?!

2017-05-12 16:12 GMT+8

In a small centuries-old monastery hidden in downtown Kathmandu, Professor Naresh Man is working on the ritual for the morning chant. 

2017-11-23 22:28 GMT+8

Wang Shengyi is a 29-year-old Chinese who has been teaching in Pakistan for three months. She comes from Xi’an in central China, where the world-famous ancient Silk Road started. 

2017-11-21 18:15 GMT+8

In Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, morning always arrives earlier than any other place in the world. Most people here get up at around 5 am. 

2017-11-21 17:35 GMT+8

According to Nepali tradition, friends and relatives are expected to throw a pregnancy party for expectant mothers.

2017-11-23 09:30 GMT+8

Two years ago, China unveiled an action plan for the Belt and Road Initiative, placing equal emphasis on its coastal, inland and border regions in a bid to promote balanced development in an era of accelerated nationwide opening up.

2017-05-09 15:39 GMT+8

China’s ancient Silk Road derived its name from the international silk trade carried out along routes between China and the Mediterranean in the first millennium.

2017-05-13 20:27 GMT+8

‍The world’s largest bank by assets, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), is deeply involved in providing easy financing and smoothing trade along the routes of the Belt and Road Initiative.

2017-05-02 16:30 GMT+8

‍Privately-owned companies are playing a pivotal role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and consumer electronics firm Anker is a growing presence in markets along the routes.

2017-05-03 07:39 GMT+8

Kazakhstan is a pivotal country along the Belt and Road, a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient silk trading routes. Since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, economic relations have thrived between China and Kazakhstan.

2017-04-29 09:32 GMT+8

The China-Belarus Industrial Park, also known as Great Stone Industrial Park, is China’s largest overseas economic and trade project.

2017-04-30 13:45 GMT+8

Traveling from Fergana in eastern Uzbekistan to capital city Tashkent used to involve a long and arduous trip via neighboring country Tajikistan or a perilous mountainside drive. But thanks to a cooperation project between China and Uzbekistan, the longest tunnel in Central Asia has been built to slash the journey time and in the process boost trade and investment.

2017-04-28 16:44 GMT+8

China’s relationship with dairy products once soured, but the country seems to have moved past the aching melamine-tainted milk scandal in 2008. The scald has healed, and Chinese companies have whisked consumers, at home and abroad, away through high quality products and international cooperation, benefiting from the Belt and Road Initiative.

2017-05-07 19:50 GMT+8

Thinking of connectivity under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the first things that come to mind are likely rail or air -- but not necessarily road logistics.

2017-05-19 18:19 GMT+8

China, a country with thousands of years of history in agriculture, is now helping to power the industry across the world with cutting edge technology and a “going global” strategy. 

2017-04-27 15:39 GMT+8

Hainan Airlines, one of China’s major aviation companies, is extensively engaged in the Belt and Road Initiative, launching air routes to enhance economic and cultural communications by connecting China and the rest of the world.   

2017-05-03 21:34 GMT+8

Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor vowed to integrate into the national development strategy on the basis of the one country, two systems principle and make new contributions to the Belt and Road Initiative.  

2018-02-03 20:58 GMT+8

As British Prime Minister Theresa May continues her official visit to China, academics and high-profile politicians are debating the implications of the Belt and Road Initiative at the University of Cambridge.

2018-02-02 10:57 GMT+8

Jushi Egypt For Fiberglass Industry S.A.E (Jushi Egypt), located in the China-Egypt Suez Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone, has been regarded as one of the most successful examples of industrial cooperation between the two countries.

2018-01-24 12:49 GMT+8

 State-owned China Development Bank will make available up to 10 billion yuan or 1.59 billion US dollars to Standard Chartered to fund projects in countries along China’s Belt and Road infrastructure route, StanChart said on Thursday.

2018-02-01 22:27 GMT+8

British Prime Minister Theresa May began her first official visit to China on Wednesday, which is scheduled to last for three days. During the visit, May is expected to discuss the blueprint of the relations between China and the UK. The cooperation between the two countries is imperative whether in the past or in the future.

2018-01-31 22:26 GMT+8

Britain believes the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has great potential and sees itself as a natural partner in the plan’s development, the European country’s top envoy to China said on Monday.

2018-01-29 15:25 GMT+8

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Japan's positive attitude recently shown toward China's Belt and Road Initiative will not only benefit the two countries, but also the China-Japan relationship.

2018-01-29 21:38 GMT+8

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has risen to the spotlight since it was announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. Within the African continent, two Belt and Road (BnR) projects have received much attention: the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway and the Nairobi-Mombasa railway. Moving forward there is great potential for China to benefit from the African continents’ continued interest in the Belt and Road Initiative. 

2018-01-26 17:52 GMT+8

Editor’s note: Egypt has been a commercial and trade hub since ancient times. Now with the advancement of the Belt and Road Initiative, a Chinese mobile Internet company has seen great opportunities and is making its history in the country. Developed by Beijing-based Asia Innovations Group, Uplive is now the leading live streaming platform in Egypt. And the Chinese application is bringing Asia's live-streaming frenzy to Egypt, while building a bridge for cross-cultural communication.

2018-01-26 15:36 GMT+8

The tourism potential of an island nation in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea knows no bounds and the tourism sector in Cyprus has expanded by about a fifth over the past 12 months.

2018-01-24 15:18 GMT+8

The Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), a world-class free zone and trade hub along the banks of the newly expanded canal, is now regarded as a great connection to China's Belt and Road Initiative. 

2018-01-24 11:29 GMT+8

China invited Latin American and Caribbean countries to join its Belt and Road Initiative on Monday, as part of an agreement to deepen economic and political cooperation in the region.

2018-01-22 22:25 GMT+8

Editor’s note: The island nation of Cyprus is located at the junction of three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. China has proposed the Belt and Road Initiative, aiming to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting these continents. With the help of the initiative, trade and cooperation between Cyprus and China has steadily developed through the years.

2018-01-22 14:31 GMT+8

‍China's Belt and Road Initiative has been a topic of much discussion among over 200 British and Chinese business leaders who attended the UK-China Economic and Trade Forum in London Thursday.

2018-01-20 11:36 GMT+8

A group of some 20 scholars and experts gathered in Beijing on Friday to discuss the theoretical implementation of China’s Belt & Road Initiative and how it can better facilitate cooperation among the participating countries. 

2018-01-12 21:05 GMT+8

‍By Joseph Catanzaro

2018-01-11 14:38 GMT+8

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious strategy initiated by China and will be implemented in regions with the greatest development potential. BRI countries account for 30 percent of global GDP but their economic growth is only 2.7 percent higher than the global average. The strategy is intended to directly benefit 62 percent of the world's population.

2017-12-28 16:25 GMT+8

China's top economic planner said Friday that 86 countries and international organizations have signed 100 cooperation agreements with China under the Belt and Road Initiative.

2017-12-23 08:06 GMT+8

One high profile gathering that sent reverberating effects around the global community this year was the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held May this year in Beijing.

2017-12-22 18:25 GMT+8

The construction work has begun on Thailand’s first high-speed railway – the Thailand-China high-speed railway. It is also the country’s biggest Belt and Road project, marking the dawn of a new era in Thai rail travel.

2017-12-21 19:57 GMT+8

The Belt and Road Initiative is open and inclusive, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday, in response to US criticism of the scheme.

2017-12-20 22:39 GMT+8

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Italy to add fresh vitality to its role as a crucial hub on the new Silk Road during talks with his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano in Beijing on Monday. 

2017-12-19 10:58 GMT+8

Former British prime minister David Cameron will lead a 750 million pounds (one billion US dollars) investment fund linking the UK with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, in his first major role since resigning as PM in 2016.

2017-12-18 11:02 GMT+8

Britain is keen to get on board China's Belt and Road global infrastructure and development initiative, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday at the start of a trip to Beijing.

2017-12-15 19:51 GMT+8