The Belt and Road Initiative

Belt and Road, a signature policy unveiled by President Xi Jinping in 2013, embraces 65 countries to expand commerce and international relations. The initiative connects China with Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa via the Old Silk Road and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. This series explores how the initiative is faring by land and by sea.
Nation

Chinese firms see more revenue from projects along Belt and Road

Chinese firms signed 1,922 new engineering contracts in 61 B&R countries, with a total contract value of US$47.79 billion.
Economy

Shanghai Pharma enters partnership with Canadian farm

Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holdings Shenxiang Health Medicine Co has entered into a strategic partnership with Northland Ginseng Farms in Ontario to source from a standardized site. 
Nation

Belt and Road countries to jointly protect biodiversity

According to the declaration, the participating countries will conduct collaborative research in key areas, enhance dialogue and cooperation, and protect indigenous knowledge.
Economy

More Chinese companies welcome as Dubai free trade zone grows

DMCC, which runs the DMCC Free Zone in Dubai, expects to ride the huge opportunities created by the Belt and Road Initiative and to collaborate more with China.
Company

UnionPay expands global footprint in tax refund service

UnionPay International has expanded its tax refund service to seven countries along the Belt and Road region in the first half of 2018 amid fast-growing business volume. 
Event

Three-day Belt and Road brand expo kicks off in Shanghai

The 2018 Belt and Road Brand Expo kicked off in Shanghai on Friday.
Event

China-CEEC expo is offline-to-online triumph

The 4th China-CEEC Investment and Trade Expo was successfully held in Ningbo.
Metro

Science museum agreement to promote exchange of ideas

The exchange and sharing of exhibitions and education resources of the involved museums will support informal education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Tech

OnePlus sells a million phones in just 22 days

OnePlus, a Chinese smartphone brand focusing on overseas markets, announced Friday they have sold more than one million OnePlus 6 models globally, 22 days since the phone debuted.
Nation

China launches meteorological satellite to benefit Belt and Road countries

China on Tuesday launched a new meteorological satellite to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting and provide better meteorological services to Belt and Road countries.
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