Full Text: Vision and actions on jointly building Belt and Road

When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Central Asia and Southeast Asia in September and October of 2013, he raised the initiative of jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road.

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"Distrust in China is also a serious problem in many countries, particularly in the United States, that might view China’s One Belt One Road initiative as a direct challenge to US dominance in Asia and beyond."

Lt Col Brendan S Mulvaney

"The One Belt, One Road initiative can help provide much-needed connectivity to regions of the world which otherwise face significant challenges."

Antonio Villafranca

" Xi’s new initiative of One Belt One Road is an important step towards integrating Europe and Asia economically. This policy will strengthen China’s relationship with countries in Central and Southeast Asia."

Andreas Freytag

"This initiative offers great opportunities for both regional and global integration of China’s Asian neighbors as well as for China itself. "

Melissa H Conley Tyler

"One Belt One Road is a logical policy to improve economic and political links. China has historic trade and people-to-people links through the ancient Silk Road which it can build on for modern advantage. Countries in the region are realizing that connectivity is the key to economic development."

Nobuhide Hatasa

"President Xi’s initiative of the One Belt One Road is one of important tools to boost up the slowing Chinese economy by connecting its economy with foreign countries and attracting more and more external demands."

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