Beijing, 11 October 2023 (TDI): China is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a visionary global project that has ushered in a new era of shared development, prosperity, and connectivity.

To commemorate the anniversary China has released a White Paper titled “The Belt and Road Initiative: A Key Pillar of the Global Community of Shared Future.”

The historic ten-year milestone underscores China’s unwavering commitment to a global community of a shared future and a brighter world for all.

The BRI, inspired by the ancient Silk Road, connects Asia, Europe, and Africa, reviving over two millennia of cultural exchange and fostering a profound spirit of cooperation.

Over the past decade, it has evolved into a significant force for global progress, crossing borders and benefiting humanity as a whole.

This endeavor, initiated by China, is more than a Chinese project; it’s a gift to the world. Rooted in history, it carries forward the Silk Road spirit, resolves real-world development issues, and creates a brighter future for all.

It champions extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits, emphasizing win-win cooperation and sustainable development.

The BRI aligns with the concept of a global community of shared futures, promoting ideas that resonate with our modern world.

It aims for high standards, sustainability, and better lives, inspiring hope and deepening understanding among nations.

By delivering tangible results that improve people’s lives, adding vitality to economic globalization, and encouraging regional cooperation, the BRI is a path to global well-being.

It is pertinent to note that over the past decade, the BRI has delivered notable results in projects that have improved the lives of millions.

It has breathed new life into the concept of global governance and gained recognition worldwide. By strengthening mechanisms for people-to-people exchanges and empowering youth, the BRI has added vigor to the progress of human civilization.

Experience has shown that BRI cooperation is aligned with the times and enjoys popular support, benefiting participating countries.

It offers a path to modernization and a bright future for all, demonstrating resilience and offering vast prospects. As the BRI celebrates its first decade, it looks forward to a long and creative journey.

With its inclusive and open approach, it aims to generate new opportunities for China and the entire world, further solidifying its status as a long-term, transnational, and systematic global project.

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