China's Shandong province saw its foreign trade with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative rise 45.5 percent year-on-year to over 423.48 billion yuan ($65.47 billion ) in the first half the year, official statistics have shown.
As high as 87 percent of central banks deemed the Belt and Road Initiative conducive to economic recovery in the post-pandemic era, according to the China Report 2021 released at the International Finance Forum, as reported by Xinhua News Agency on Sunday.
In March, the "Iron Brothers" Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People's Republic of China kicked off the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties. This year will be an opportunity to survey the journey of diplomatic relations between two countries, which was established in the year of 1951. Both countries began their celebrations at a virtual ceremony in Islamabad and Beijing and have a plan to celebrate through May 21.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said that China will continue to work with other parties in high-quality Belt and Road cooperation.
Premier Li Keqiang called upon the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to proactively foster new drivers of growth in areas such as the digital economy, promote high-quality development and pursue a green economic recovery.