The Belt and Road Forum for International Co-operation: Summary of Achievements to Date

Chinese President Xi Jinping first proposed the initiative of jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road in 2013. Since then, considerable progress has been made in advancing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), achieving fruitful results and gaining extensive global interest.

In the spirit of “wide consultation, joint construction and shared benefits”, China hosted the first Belt and Road Forum for International Co-operation in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017.  During and prior to the Forum, a host of achievements in the form of co-operation intent, key measures and practical solutions were reached among governments, localities and businesses concerned. After the conclusion of the Forum, China announced a list of 76 key BRI achievements (with more than 270 specific results) under the five categories of policy co-ordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds.

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