"One belt, one road" is a development strategy started by the Chinese government in 2013. It refers to the New Silk Road Economic Belt, which will link China with Europe through Central and Western Asia, and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which will connect China with Southeast Asian countries, Africa and Europe. Neither the belt nor the road follows any clear line geographically speaking; they serve more as a roadmap for how China wants to further integrate itself into the world economy and strengthen its influence in these regions.

While relative region could gain better finance, strength infrastructure for development through cooperation, China expects to be beneficial from enhanced and integrated market for its infrastructure productivity and outward investment.

The planned actions include consultations with countries involved, construction of international economic cooperation corridors and ports, as well as infrastructure projects.

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  • 2016-03-17

    Premier Li called to secure solid progress in pursuing the B&R Initiative

    Premier Li Keqiang called for working to secure solid progress in pursuing the Belt and Road Initiative in his Report on the Work of the Government. "With a commitment to achieving common development and shared growth through joint consultation, we will ensure that the Belt and Road Initiative creates bonds of peace, friendship, and common prosperity," he said in the report.
  • 2015-12-25

    AIIB formally established

  • 2015-11-27

    China, CEE countries sign memo to promote Belt and Road Initiative

  • 2015-11-23

    China's regional governments finalize local B R implementation plans

  • 2015-07-16

    Xinhua rolls out credit information service for Belt and Road initiative

  • 2015-07-10

    "Belt and Road" initiative to promote SCO economic cooperation

  • 2015-07-01

    China's top legislature ratifies BRICS bank agreement

  • 2015-07-01

    Premier Li's visit opens new chapter in China-EU economic ties

  • 2015-06-29

    China-led AIIB agreement signed in Beijing

  • 2015-06-29

    Vice premier announces start of construction on China-Russia gas pipeline