Some 5,100 direct flights are operating between China and 45 Belt and Road countries as China strives for better connectivity and cooperation.
The combined revenue of Chinese companies from contracted engineering projects in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) rose 17.8 percent in the first half of 2018, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed.
During the last day of the 2018 China Internet Conference, participants from countries along the Belt and Road called for collaboration on the development of the digital economy along the route.
As an warm-up event for the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE), the 2018 Belt and Road Brand Expo kicked off in Shanghai Friday.
Africa is becoming an indispensable part of the Belt and Road Initiative. After years of work, it has become a region where the initiative has achieved fruitful results.
On Thursday, China's President Xi Jinping started a state visit to the United Arab Emirates. This is his first overseas visit after he was re-elected president earlier this year. It is also the first time that China's head of state has visited the UAE in the past 30 years.