China won't pass on outdated facilities to Belt and Road countries

By Guo Yiming
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China will not transfer its outdated production facilities overseas during the Belt and Road development, a senior government official said in Beijing on Monday.

Miao Wei, minister of Industry and Information Technology, speaks at a session on "Higher Quality of 'Made in China'" at the China Development Forum in Beijing on Monday. [Photo courtesy of China Development Forum]

Miao Wei, minister of Industry and Information Technology, spoke during the annual China Development Forum, which hosts global business leaders, Chinese government officials and representatives of international organizations to discuss further collaboration toward China's global development.

"As we share our practices and experiences in economic development, we will try to overcome existing problems, make sure that development benefits the whole of humanity, and avoid large consumption of resources and pollution as we develop the Belt and Road Initiative," he noted. "We shall not cross this line."

In this year's government work report, Premier Li Keqiang has vowed that the country will pursue high-quality development, powered by greener and more sustainable engines such as consumption and services, and that it will continue to cut outdated and redundant production facilities.

Though China has made huge achievements over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, Miao said the unsustainable path that causes huge resource consumption and environmental pollution needs to be abandoned in favor of innovation-driven, coordinated, green development that is oriented around global progress and is beneficial to all.

The old path will not be repeated in countries along the Belt and Road, he added.

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