Chronology of China's Belt and Road Initiative

By Zhang Lulu
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Oct. 14, 2016 President Xi Jinping said the Belt and Road Initiative provides new opportunities for win-win cooperation between China and Bangladesh in his signed article carried by a Bangladeshi newspaper.

Sep. 3, 2016 President Xi Jinping said during the Business 20 (B20) summit that the Belt and Road Initiative is to share China's development opportunities with countries along the route and achieve common prosperity.

Aug. 17, 2016 President Xi Jinping attended a symposium on the Belt and Road Initiative, calling for the steady advance of the initiative to benefit people along the routes.

July 17, 2016 The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) concluded in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Connectivity, pragmatic cooperation and "China Plan" were the highlights.

June 22, 2016 President Xi Jinping delivered a speech titled "Jointly Compose a New and Splendid Chapter of the Silk Road" at the Legislative Chamber of the Supreme Assembly of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.

April 18, 2016 The Belt and Road Media Cooperation Union was established in Beijing. The "Silk Road TV" cross-border broadcasting network was also launched.

Nov. 17, 2015 The Belt and Road Initiative appeared for the first time in Macao SAR Chief Executive's Policy Address.

Sep 11, 2015 The United Nations Maritime-Continental Silk Road Cities Alliance was established. Chinese city Quanzhou and other cities were the first batch of founding members.

July 9, 2015 The 7th BRICS summit was held to promote integrated market, communication and connectivity and cultural exchanges.

June 29, 2015 The signing ceremony of the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was held in Beijing. Representatives from 57 prospective founding members of the bank attended the ceremony.

March 28, 2015 In his keynote speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, President Xi Jinping said the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative followed the principles of wide consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits.

March 5, 2015 Premier Li Keqiang called for advancing the Belt and Road Initiative, and promoting the development of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Feb. 1, 2015 Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli called for a solid start of the Belt and Road Initiative at a meeting in Beijing.

December, 2014 The Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing, highlighting the implementation of three strategies, namely, the Belt and Road Initiative, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development and the Yangtze River economic belt.

Nov. 8, 2014 President Xi Jinping announced that China woul contribute US$40 billion to set up the Silk Road Fund. He proposed five suggestions on the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Nov. 4, 2014 President Xi Jinping stressed the need to accelerate the development of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road during the eighth meeting of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs.

May 19, 2014 The logistics terminal jointly built by China and Kazakhstan went into operation in the port of Lianyungang in east China. It was the first tangible platform under the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Feb. 6, 2014 President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached consensus on the construction of the Belt and Road, as well as its connection with Russia's Euro-Asia Railways.

December 2013 President Xi Jinping called for strengthening infrastructure connectivity in the process of implementing the Belt and Road Initiative.

Oct. 3, 2013 President Xi Jinping proposed building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in his speech at the Indonesian parliament.

Sep. 7, 2013 President Xi Jinping proposed building the Silk Road Economic Belt in his speech delivered at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.

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