Manzhouli port customs officers inspect the China-Europe train at the Manzhouli port. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Liping
In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), aiming at building a new platform for international cooperation and creating new momentum for shared development. Since then, the BRI has opened a path for high quality development and common prosperity for countries along the route, becoming a real global platform serving more than half of the world’s population.
While developing rapidly over the years, China has also made great contribution to global connectivity under the initiative, helping build a mega global transportation network covering road rail and sea ways and integrating a number of countries into the global supply chain.
The Global Times is publishing a series of stories, helping the world understand how BRI facilitates connectivity and foster growth. Among the…