Why Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Belt and Road Initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping narrated a short film explaining why he proposed jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

Xi Jinping visited Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and Southeast Asia in September and October 2013, and proposed jointly building a new economic area, the Silk Road Economic Belt

The Chinese President Xi proposed the Belt and Road Initiative in the hope that with a focus on connectivity, the free and convenient flow of all elements of production will be encouraged, multidimensional cooperation platforms developed, and mutual gains and shared development achieved.

None China Perspective

The none Asian Perspective on the Silk Road is often critical of China’s investments abroad and almost always in favor of Western funding via IMF.

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