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Compiled by Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China,
published by Foreign Languages Press, May 2017
Composed of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the international community in 2013 as a regional development initiative, based on profound changes in the world economy and Asia-Pacific geopolitical relations.
By revitalizing economic, cultural and other links along the ancient land and maritime Silk Roads, the Belt and Road Initiative aims to positively develop regional economic cooperation and partnerships between China and other countries along the Belt and Road. The cooperative framework has designated five priorities: policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds. By promoting cooperation in all fields, the Initiative is working to build a community of shared interests, future and responsibility featuring mutual trust, economic integration and cultural inclusiveness.
The Belt and Road Series includes a total of seven books which were selected for their concise interpretations of the Belt and Road Initiative.