Xi urges promoting 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

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Beihai, Guangxi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed efforts to promote the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and advance opening up and development under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection tour in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday. The Belt and Road Initiative has been widely recognized in international society since it was put forward, which shows that it accords with the will of the people, Xi said while visiting the Tieshan Port in Guangxi’s Beihai City on a rainy day.
“We will promote China’s great opening up and development under the ‘Belt and Road’ framework, and further promote the realization of the ‘two centenary goals,’ and the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” said Xi.
The president asked local authorities about the future construction of the port and the development plan of the entire Beibu Gulf as well as its opening to and cooperation with the ASEAN countries.—Xinhua