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.
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.
Nation

SMEs from China, South Asia encouraged to grow together under Belt and Road Initiative

SMEs from China and South Asian countries have been encouraged to utilize their complementary advantages to develop and grow together under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Tech

Demand for minor language skills set to rise to tap BRI opportunities

New technology like AI is "creating more  classrooms" to learn minor languages, online education platform Hujiang says. 
Company

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.
Metro

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.
Company

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. 
Company

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. 
Company

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.
Nation

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.
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