Belt and Road Initiative

2017-05-19 20:30 GMT+8

‍China and Guyana pledged more cooperation under the Beijing-proposed Belt and Road Initiative when Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited the Caribbean country on Saturday.

2018-09-23 11:39 GMT+8

‍The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road China (Guangdong) International Communication Forum kicked off on Wednesday in Zhuhai.

2018-09-19 19:03 GMT+8

The 2018 Belt and Road Media Community Summit Forum was held on Tuesday in Xi'an, the origin of the ancient Silk Road. The capital of at least 12 dynasties is not expecting trade caravans today, but professionals from over 100 media outlets around the world.

2018-09-12 13:14 GMT+8

It takes about 20 years for elephants to reach adulthood. But now, they are dying by the hour. Over 100,000 elephants have been slaughtered for their ivory in the past three years. With the population virtually wiped out in west Africa, poachers are turning to countries like Kenya. At this rate of killing, half the elephants in Africa could be gone within a decade.

2018-09-26 21:20 GMT+8

We took a ride on a giant cargo vessel carrying goods from China to Europe, ending our journey here in Germany. But the ship will make the return trip taking containers back to China.

2018-09-24 21:06 GMT+8

We have been traveling on the ocean for more than 10 days. The biggest challenge as a sailor is that you have to kill some boring moments, when you are surrounded by nothing but water, and at the same time have no access to the Internet.

2018-09-17 10:05 GMT+8

After reporting for TV channels in South Africa, we left for Kenya. However, we didn't stay in any city; we went straight to the plains of Masai Mara.

2018-09-14 10:19 GMT+8

From west of 65E on the Indian Ocean, to the Gulf of Aden, and south of 15N on the Red Sea is the area that ships stay alert to armed pirates.

2018-09-10 15:08 GMT+8

In 1986, South Africa was the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to launch a paid TV service. At a time when cable was all the rage, the service was the cool thing to have.  But here in the digital age, TV is still king in South Africa. It's still pricey, and many say it's because of a monopoly.

2018-09-09 21:17 GMT+8

When cruising an ocean aboard a cargo ship and looking out the window from your small yet cozy room, you may expect to see gorgeous views of the water, but you'd be wrong. Instead, your eyesight will be blocked by piles of containers.

2018-09-03 19:23 GMT+8

It is our privilege to travel on a vessel ship along the Belt and Road route. We depart from the Port of Ningbo Zhoushan, the last stop in China for COSCO SHIPPING's cargo ship, to follow the path of the maritime economic belt to Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe.

2018-08-28 21:15 GMT+8

Sri Lanka has many names: Lanka, Serendib and Ceylon. But why is this? There is always a question mark in my mind. During our four-day tour in Sri Lanka, besides interviews in its ports, I also managed to visit more places to learn about different facets of its people.

2018-08-22 15:17 GMT+8

From a young age, I knew the children's book story of a Ceylon prince who arrived in China with Chinese maritime explorer Zheng He’s ships. Given a warm reception, he made a decision to remain, lived the rest of his life in China and was even buried in the port city of Quanzhou, in the eastern Fujian Province. The story with cordial feeling has added to tea and gems, making me more than thrilled to join a media tour and embark on a four-day trip to Sri Lanka. By amazing karma, the object of the journey is to film the ports on the island country known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

2018-08-21 12:29 GMT+8

‍Spain is as beautiful as I had imagined. Beauty is the only word that came to my mind when walking down the streets of the this Mediterranean country.

2018-08-16 15:47 GMT+8

I'm Robert Lawrence Kuhn and here's what I'm watching – the apparent pushback against China, all along the Belt and Road, focusing on excessive debt becoming a burden for host countries.

2018-09-23 17:49 GMT+8

Editor's note: This article is based on an interview with Daniele Lazzeri, the chairman of the Italian think tank, Il Nodo di Gordio. The article reflects the expert's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-09-23 22:50 GMT+8

Don't do this to us, they're hurting us, Thomas Sargent, the 2011 Nobel Prize winner in economics, said at the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Forum, amid the ongoing China-US trade war.

2018-09-20 17:31 GMT+8

So far, 92 countries have joined China in the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), nearly half of them from Asia. Sixteen from Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania are in the program, including all 10 ASEAN members, generating almost 60 percent of all Belt and Road trade in 2017.

2018-09-09 22:50 GMT+8

A healthy dose of skepticism is always important. However, the capacity of commitment is definitely the key to make any vision come true. That is also true for the Belt and Road Initiative, also known as the BRI.

2018-09-07 15:21 GMT+8

Editor's note: Ghanbar Naderi is an Iranian columnist and political commentator. The article reflects the author's opinion and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-09-07 11:43 GMT+8

Editor's note: Andy Mok is the managing director of Red Pagoda Resources. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-08-31 12:09 GMT+8

Editor's note: Lu Yang is a research fellow at the Institute of the Belt and Road Initiative of Tsinghua University. The article reflects the author‘s opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-08-28 17:14 GMT+8

Editor’s Note: Liu Zhiqin is a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the view of CGTN.

2018-09-04 17:06 GMT+8

In the five years since Chinese President Xi Jinping first proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), facilitating the flow of free trade has been a key aspect of the initiative.

2018-09-05 14:51 GMT+8

The extensive transport network that is part of the Belt and Road Initiative continues to promote connectivity.

2018-08-29 19:53 GMT+8

As the Belt and Road Initiative gains greater traction worldwide, a major report has shown how the massive international development project is slowly capturing the imagination of international media and public alike. 

2018-08-28 17:09 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 Maritime Silk Road is an “indispensable” project, said Myanmar Vice President U Myint Swe on the sidelines of the 15th China-ASEAN EXPO that concluded in southern China's Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Saturday.

2018-09-15 22:30 GMT+8

China and Kenya have built and maintained solid relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1963, and Kenya is set to play an important role in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta remarked during an interview with CGTN's Beatrice Marshall.

2018-08-28 17:58 GMT+8

Italian Economy and Finance Minister Giovanni Tria said that Italy is strongly interested in China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which envisions a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa. 

2018-08-31 15:00 GMT+8

Luxembourg's Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider has voiced his country's support for China's Belt and Road Initiative, calling it a win-win. 

2018-08-27 21:37 GMT+8

Malaysia expects to deepen and strengthen its relationship with China in various fields, especially in technology, said visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday. 

2018-08-19 23:01 GMT+8

The Arab region has often been at the center of international scrutiny as this resource-rich region has experienced numerous political upheavals. 

2018-08-30 15:07 GMT+8

Shu brocade is one of the oldest known embroidery styles in China. It was introduced to central Asia and Rome about 2,000 years ago through the Silk Road and became hugely popular.

2018-09-09 11:24 GMT+8

The Qin-Han pathway, two hours' drive from Chengdu, was part of the ancient Silk Road – a complex web of trails that stretched from China through Eurasia and onto places like Rome and beyond. This path was one of many that traders used to travel west to south Asia, or northwest to central Asia and from there to Europe, exchanging silk, porcelain, and tea for spices and exotic fruits.CGTN Photo

2018-09-08 12:48 GMT+8

CGTN journalist Li Qiuyuan teams up with British historian Sam Willis to explore how the Silk Railroad is benefiting the countries and people along the route of the Belt and Road. Join the adventure, in the first ever co-production by CGTN and National Geographics The Silk Railroad

2018-09-07 12:05 GMT+8

Almost a third of the world's supply of socks comes from Zhejiang Province, and Yiwu is home to some of the biggest sock manufacturers.

2018-09-05 11:52 GMT+8

‍Fotang ancient town was once a hive of activity, bustling with as many as nine ports. It was part of the Qiantang river system that goes all the way to Hangzhou, 150-kilometers to the north, which then connects to Beijing through the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.

2018-09-04 11:30 GMT+8

An international freight railway network is connecting China to cities across Europe, dubbed the new Silk Railroad. Two thousand years ago, commodities from China would need a year to reach Europe, along the ancient Silk Road. But today, Chinese consumer goods can reach London by rail in just 14 days. 

2018-09-03 15:11 GMT+8

With its origins in the Han dynasty (207 BC–220 AD), the Silk Road was a series of trade routes that extended from China, across Central Asia, to as far as Europe. Historically, the Silk Road was a key link between China and the West. Along with it, not only goods but also ideas were exchanged between the two great civilizations of Rome and China.

2018-09-03 14:08 GMT+8

As a historian, I have studied both the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road, and as a television presenter, I have traveled to both.

2018-09-05 11:05 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

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

‍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