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.

Shanghai Electric to build the world's largest concentrated solar power project in Dubai

The US$3 billion project has 700 Megawatts of generation capacity, marking Shanghai Electric's foray into the world's green energy market.

Internships for foreign students from Belt and Road region in local law firms

East China University of Political Science and Law and 14 local law firms launched a program yesterday to provide internships for foreign students from the Belt and Road region.

HSBC appoints head for Asia Pacific Belt & Road business

Mukhtar Hussain, chief executive of HSBC in Malaysia, will lead initiatives to grow the bank's Asian BRI business and drive collaboration across the bank's global businesses. 

OCBC inks MOU with Bank of Shanghai to tap B&R opportunities

The Singapore bank can be a strategic partner with Bank of Shanghai in Southeast Asia – a region that's a top spot for Chinese investment. 

Siemens launches an office for Belt and Road Initiative

German engineering group Siemens has set up an office in Beijing to boost engagement in Belt and Road Initiative.

Scholars gather in Hong Kong to discuss prospect of 'Digital Belt and Road'

About 200 scholars from over 20 countries or international organizations gathered on Wednesday at a "Digital Belt and Road" conference.

China welcomes Djibouti to take part in Belt and Road initiative

China and Djibouti yesterday agreed to establish a strategic partnership to strengthen all-round cooperation.

Chinese petrochemical companies get lift from China's BRI scheme

Robust supply of oil and gas along the BRI region helps the companies boost output, says PetroChina
Foreign views

Belt and Road Initiative golden opportunity for city

Dr. Patrick Mendis recently addressed the inaugural Belt and Road Lecture at the University of Hong Kong. The following are excerpts from his speech.

Number of Chinese firms operating in Turkey set to double in next 3 years

China's Belt and Road Initiative seen as catalyst to spur interest in Turkey