Tenth anniversary of "Belt and Road": 10 stories witness the blueprint becoming real.

  Source: Xinhua Daily Telegraph, March 9

  Authors: Xinhua Daily Telegraph reporter Zhang Dianbiao, Huang Shubo, Wang Ruochen, Xue Yuan, Liu Fangzhou, Xu Zuhua, Zhang Bin, Zou Xinyuan, Ying Zhou, Li Wenzhe, Zi Qiang, Ding Yiquan, Wen Jing.








  Fresh fruits from Southeast Asia will soon be sold all over the country when they arrive in Kunming on the China-Laos Railway International Freight Train.

  Since China-Laos Railway was opened for operation on December 3, 2021, the passenger and freight volume has continued to increase, making it more convenient for passengers to travel. The role of "golden corridor" has become increasingly prominent, which has played a positive role in promoting the construction of economic corridors between China and Laos, and a picture of regional interconnection has become clearer.

Above: On October 15th, 2021, the EMU Lancang passed the border between China and Laos in the Friendship Tunnel. Xinhua News Agency (photo by Cao Anning) Below: On November 25, 2022, the "Lancang" EMU was driving on the Laos section of China-Laos Railway on the outskirts of Vientiane, Laos (aerial photo). Xinhua News Agency (photo by Kaiqiao)

Above: On October 15th, 2021, the EMU Lancang passed the border between China and Laos in the Friendship Tunnel. Xinhua News Agency (photo by Cao Anning) Below: On November 25, 2022, the "Lancang" EMU was driving on the Laos section of China-Laos Railway on the outskirts of Vientiane, Laos (aerial photo). Xinhua News Agency (photo by Kaiqiao)

  By the end of February this year, China-Laos Railway had sent more than 11.9 million passengers and 16 million tons of goods.

  As a landmark project to jointly build the "Belt and Road" with high quality, China-Laos Railway has been completed and opened to traffic, and a convenient international logistics channel has been built between China and ASEAN, which greatly shortens the transportation time of cross-border goods and significantly reduces the logistics cost. Its advantages, such as fast speed, large volume, less influence by climate and safer, are favored by domestic and foreign shippers, and the demand for international logistics is growing.

  "In the past, the border has become the forefront of opening up." Xu Ance said that relying on China-Laos Railway, Yunnan is actively promoting the construction of a large logistics corridor, which is "going south, going north, connecting east and connecting west", and is forming an open pattern with Kunming as the assembly center, connecting the new land and sea corridor in the west, connecting the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor in the west, radiating ASEAN countries in the south and connecting Chengdu-Chongqing twin-city economic circle in the north.

  At present, more than 20 provinces in China have successively launched cross-border cargo transportation in China-Laos Railway, covering Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Singapore and other countries along the Belt and Road, which has enabled China and Indo-China countries to have a new convenient land transportation channel, and the freight transportation time has been shortened by nearly 20 days compared with traditional sea transportation, and it can be reached from Kunming, China to Bangkok, Thailand in 55 hours at the earliest.

  With the opening and operation of China-Laos Railway, the countries along the Belt and Road, especially the neighboring countries of Yunnan Province, have become new investment hotspots, and the opportunities for cooperation have become more prominent.

  At present, Yunnan is speeding up the implementation of China-Laos Railway’s three-year action plan in accordance with the idea that big channels will drive big logistics, big logistics will drive big trade, big trade will drive big industry, big industry will drive big development, and big development will promote big opening.

  Xu Ance said that the railway department will actively explore new modes of international railway transportation, such as "Lan-Mei Express+Cross-border E-commerce", "China-Laos Railway+Central Europe Train" and "China-Laos Railway+West Land and Sea New Passage Train", so as to enhance the radiation effect of China-Laos Railway and its cross-border freight capacity.

  Xu Ance suggested that relying on China-Laos Railway, Yunnan should further promote the construction of large logistics channels, optimize the spatial layout of industries along the lines, deeply integrate into cross-border industrial chains, supply chains and value chains facing South Asia and Southeast Asia markets, and create a new engine of high-quality open development.

  This is the scene of the 35th Beijing Book Fair filmed on February 24th. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yan Huanzong photo

  Deputy Dai Yin: Inserting "wings" for the publishing industry to go global.

  “‘ Belt and Road ’ Initiative, inserted ‘ Wings ’ There is much to be done to expand in the sea. " Dai Yin, deputy to the National People’s Congress and director of the publishing department of Zhongnan Publishing Media Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Zhongnan Media"), said.

  From June to December last year, Zhongnan Media undertook the "Educational Technical Assistance Project for Cambodia" to assist the local authorities in compiling information technology textbooks and building educational digital platforms, and to help the development of education in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative.

  "In 2018, we successfully delivered China’s first comprehensive educational technology foreign aid project — — The educational technical assistance project in South Sudan has received good response in the local area. " Dai Yin said.

  The "going out" of domestic publishing industry is not smooth sailing, and Dai Yin has a deep understanding as a witness.

  In 2009, Dai Yin led a team abroad for the first time and went to South Korea to find cooperation opportunities. "At that time, we wanted to achieve in-depth cooperation through the acquisition of local publishing houses, but for various reasons, the cooperation did not succeed in the end." Dai Yin said, however, this overseas trip has also gained a lot of valuable experience.

  In the same year, Dai Yin once again led a team to go abroad and went to Vietnam to seek cooperation. "We found that there is a great demand for children’s books such as picture books in the Vietnamese market." Dai Yin always remembers that the agent took her to a small local publishing house on a scooter.

  "That publishing house is in a small building, and the room is filled with all kinds of children’s picture books. The founders talked with us for a long time, and I can feel their love for culture, regardless of national boundaries. At that time, we completed the cooperation signing of 70 picture books. " Dai Yin said, "From a broader perspective, I think that the publishing industry in China is going out to create a common culture in promoting the building of a community of human destiny."

  In 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative was formally put forward. "All kinds of projects and policies seem to be plugged into the publishing industry that has long been ready to go out to sea ‘ Wings ’ 。” Dai Yin said.

  During the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" period, Zhongnan Media translated and introduced more than 1,400 kinds of high-quality Hunan book copyrights to 93 countries and regions around the world, covering 40 languages, and the number of copyright exports ranked among the best in the national publishing group. Among them, 997 kinds of books have entered the markets of 37 neighboring countries and countries along the Belt and Road, bringing wonderful reading experiences to local readers in various forms such as paper books, e-books and cartoons.

  In recent years, Zhongnan Media has actively exerted its advantages in products, technologies and channels to find a breakthrough for China’s educational products and services to go abroad, so that China’s educational publishing industry can benefit more overseas teachers and students with the east wind of the "Belt and Road Initiative".

  "This year is ‘ Belt and Road ’ On the tenth anniversary of the initiative, we have the confidence and ability to show new achievements and make new achievements on the road of publishing industry going out to sea. " Dai Yin said that Zhongnan Media will actively seek to establish and improve copyright agencies in various cooperative countries, optimize the cooperation mode, and "take the initiative to the market ‘ Attack ’ " .

  Deputy Zhang Shirong: "One Belt, One Road" promotes the cultural integration between China and foreign countries.

  "A panoramic view of the Arabic version of Minning Town, which tells the cooperation between Fujian and Ningxia in poverty alleviation, was held at the end of last year at ‘ Belt and Road ’ It was broadcasted by countries along the route and received favorable comments. The northwest dialect of the original drama gives the whole drama a sense of reality and vitality, but it adds a lot of difficulty to the translation team. "

  Recalling the translation of Arabic version of Minning Town, Zhang Shirong, deputy to the National People’s Congress and chairman of Wisdom Palace International Cultural Communication Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Wisdom Palace"), started a conversation.

Representative Zhang Shirong (right) is introducing the Arabic version of the book translated by the team. (Photo courtesy of the interviewee)

Representative Zhang Shirong (right) is introducing the Arabic version of the book translated by the team. (Photo courtesy of the interviewee)

  Wisdom Palace, located in Yinchuan Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, independently developed the first Chinese-Arab film and television animation production platform "Wisdom Palace Film and Television", and translated nearly 300 domestic film and television animation products into Arabic.

  In order to keep the "local flavor" and be close to the audience in Arab countries, the dialects in Minning Town’s plays were first translated into Mandarin, then into Arabic, and finally further revised by experts. In order to be grounded, they also specially selected dialect translations popular in film and television dramas in the Gulf countries, and the Taiwanese version alone was polished for more than four months.

Arabic version of Minning Town poster. (Photo courtesy of the interviewee)

Arabic version of Minning Town poster. (Photo courtesy of the interviewee)

  At the end of last year, the Arabic version of Minning Town was first broadcast on Sultan Shuluk TV and Egyptian New Daytime TV, and then it was broadcast on Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC), one of the most influential comprehensive media groups in the Middle East, and was exhibited in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Oman and other countries.

  "We’ll take the Co-construction ‘ Belt and Road ’ We will continue to innovate in Chinese education, book publishing, film and television promotion and so on. At present, a variety of cultural products have spread to ‘ Belt and Road ’ Countries along the route have set off ‘ Chinese fever ’ 。” Zhang Shirong said, "‘ Belt and Road ’ After the initiative was put forward, the company’s business developed rapidly. In the past three years, revenue growth has remained at an average annual rate of around 40%. "

  In recent years, more and more Arab countries have incorporated Chinese into their national education systems and offered Chinese courses. Wisdom Palace published the Arabic version of International Chinese Education Grading Standard, making the textbook "Learn Chinese Wisdom" a popular international Chinese education brand in Arab countries. In addition, Wisdom Palace also actively promotes the international Chinese education teacher dispatch service and promotes the "Internet+Education" solution to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other countries.

  Zhang Shirong said that Wisdom Palace has successively promoted many cooperations in the field of book publishing and copyright trade between China and Arab countries. At present, there are more than 1,400 Arabic books in translation, publishing and copyright export, including not only thematic books, but also bestsellers such as Three-body The Knockout.

  Zhang Shirong, who has more than ten years of experience in international communication, believes that to further promote the "going out to sea" of domestic literary and artistic masterpieces, it is necessary to actively explore narrative skills and communication channels that are more suitable for international communication.

  "I hope that the domestic team will try to create some fine products that meet the domestic demand and reflect the international expression, and realize the communication effect of domestic hot screening and foreign screen brushing." Zhang Shirong said.

  At this year’s National People’s Congress, Zhang Shirong suggested strengthening foreign cultural service trade, establishing a market-oriented mechanism, and relying on the "Belt and Road" east wind to make China’s outstanding cultural products win the favor of foreign markets more permanently.

  Member Ruan Ying: From "Products Going to Sea" to "Brands Going to Sea"

  "At present, we hold 269 million yuan of international orders, mainly from the Middle East, Thailand, Indonesia and other countries, which is what we are facing ‘ Belt and Road ’ The fruits of deepening economic and trade cooperation among countries along the route. " Ruan Ying, member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and chairman of Lanzhou Lanshi Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Lanshi Group") said.

  Lanshi Group’s manufacturing base is located in Lanzhou New District. Every day, workers are working at full capacity to produce all kinds of equipment in the fields of refining, chemical industry and new energy. Ruan Ying introduced that more than 60 sets of these equipments were sold to Pakistan and Uzbekistan only, and they will be shipped by international freight trains one after another.

  Workers work in the workshop of high-end equipment industrial park of Lanshi Group in Lanzhou New District (photo taken on August 11, 2022). Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Bin photo

  Lanshi Group, known as the "Meritorious Enterprise Equipped with China", is a large-scale high-end energy equipment enterprise integrating petroleum drilling and production, refining and chemical industry, R&D, design and manufacturing of general machinery, and has independently developed and manufactured the first domestic high-end products such as oil drilling rig and four-in-one continuous reforming reactor, filling more than 100 gaps in the domestic energy equipment field.

  In recent years, Lanshi Group has actively participated in the construction of the "Belt and Road", from focusing on the domestic market in the past to paying equal attention to both inside and outside and going global.

  "Many ‘ Belt and Road ’ Countries along the route are important mining areas of traditional fossil energy. Lanshi Group has established a large-scale energy equipment manufacturing base for Central Asia and West Asia in Hami, Xinjiang. Enterprises from many countries have expressed their willingness to deepen cooperation. " Ruan Ying said.

  In addition, Lanshi Group has established stable cooperative relations with many customers in Turkmenistan, Iran, Kenya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries. At present, Lanshi Group has offices in Singapore, India, Turkmenistan, Algeria and other countries, and will set up a branch in Thailand this year.

This is a land drilling rig exported by Gansu Lanshi Group to Turkmenistan (data photo). Xinhua news agency

This is a land drilling rig exported by Gansu Lanshi Group to Turkmenistan (data photo). Xinhua news agency

  From "products going out to sea" to "brands going out to sea", the layout of Lanshi Group’s international market sales network has been continuously improved. "Overseas companies are responsible for customer development, maintenance and publicity in front-end overseas markets, which is a bridge between us and the international market and has effectively promoted Lanshi products to the world." Ruan Ying introduced that since 2013, Lanshi Group has achieved export orders of more than 3 billion yuan, and signed orders with more than 10 countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and other regions in 2022.

  Gansu is the hub of the Belt and Road Initiative, with a complete range of energy resources and an important clean energy base in China. This year, promoting clean energy development and promoting low-carbon industrial transformation is one of the important concerns of Ruan Ying. He suggested that with Gansu as the hub of the channel, the advantages of the urban layout of the "Belt and Road" channel nodes and the favorable conditions for the transit of the "West-to-East Gas Pipeline" should be used to build a corridor for the development of hydrogen energy industry in western China and accelerate the formation of a base for the development of China’s hydrogen energy industry chain.

  "In the future, we will make greater breakthroughs in the fields of hydrogen energy, photovoltaic polysilicon, nano-Ferrous lithium phosphate, high-end alloy materials, etc., promote the new energy, new materials and equipment industry chain to strengthen the chain, and accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the energy equipment manufacturing industry to better serve ‘ Belt and Road ’ Construction. " He said.

  Member Ma Zhongming: Let more China agricultural sciences benefit mankind.

  "Gansu and many ‘ The belt and road initiative ’ The natural climatic conditions of the countries along the route are similar. China has cooperated with ‘ in cold and dry agriculture, Gobi agriculture and seed industry development. The belt and road initiative ’ Countries along the route have carried out extensive cooperation. " Ma Zhong, member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and president of Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, said.

  Walking into the intelligent greenhouse of Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a warm feeling came to my face, and lettuce "growing" in the water and pepper "hanging" on the substrate pillow were full of vitality. This is all kinds of vegetables planted by Ma Zhong Ming with soilless culture technology.

  Ma Zhongming has long been engaged in the research and promotion of efficient utilization of fertilizer and water and water-saving and high-yield cultivation techniques for crops, and spends half his time in the fields every year doing research. Ma Zhong said that soilless culture technology can break through the limitation of soil conditions. As long as the method is scientific, high-yield crops can be grown even in the desert. This technology is suitable for arid areas, and there is great potential for agricultural cooperation with countries along the Belt and Road.

  In recent years, Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences and relevant institutions in Pakistan, Tajikistan, Malaysia and other countries have carried out extensive agricultural science and technology cooperation, including technical cooperation and personnel training. Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences is becoming an important platform for Gansu to carry out agricultural science and technology cooperation with countries along the Belt and Road.

  "We have signed memorandums with international organizations such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Pakistan and other countries, hoping to jointly promote agricultural development through technical training, personnel exchange and joint research." Ma Zhong said.

  In 2022, Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences signed a memorandum with a university in Pakistan to carry out cooperation in modern agricultural technology transformation and personnel training projects. Dr Raza, 33, came to the postdoctoral workstation of Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences to study under the guidance of Ma Zhongming.

  Recently, Raza is going to follow a research team to investigate in Hexi Corridor, and carry out scientific research in Zhangye Water-saving Agricultural Experimental Station of Gansu Academy of Agricultural Sciences. "I am full of embarrassment about this survey. My topic is to study dry farming and facility agriculture in China and bring relevant technologies back to Pakistan in the future. " Raza said.

  Hexi Corridor is the base of maize seed production in China, and the annual maize seed production area accounts for 55% of the whole country. Ma Zhongming has led the team to visit villages and households in Zhangye, Jiuquan, Dingxi and other places for many times, and went deep into enterprises and farmers’ professional cooperatives to understand the current problems of seed industry development and the direction that needs support, and formed many research reports.

  In Ma Zhongming’s view, seed industry, as the "chip" of modern agricultural development, is the key to China’s food security and an important aspect of the "Belt and Road" agricultural science and technology cooperation. He plans to organize a team to learn from relevant countries in Central Asia, and popularize the potato seed potato cultivation technology in Gansu.

  “‘ Belt and Road ’ Cooperation in agriculture has been continuously promoted, and the results will continue to benefit people of all countries. Future, ‘ Belt and Road ’ Agricultural cooperation in countries along the route can be upgraded from many aspects such as agricultural technology, talent exchange and agricultural policy. " Ma Zhong said.

  Deputy Li Donglin: Contributing to China’s "Intellectual Track" for the World

  "We adopt ‘ Virtual track following control ’ The smart tram manufactured by technology can identify the virtual track on the road surface through the on-board sensor, so as to keep driving on the established track. After the product was released, overseas social media triggered admiration for China rail transit products. " Li Donglin, deputy to the National People’s Congress and chairman of CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "CRRC Zhuzhou Institute") said.

This is the "smart track" tram that rolled off the production line in the manufacturing plant of CRRC Zhixing Technology Co., Ltd. on September 6, 2022. (Photo courtesy of CRRC Zhuzhou)

This is the "smart track" tram that rolled off the production line in the manufacturing plant of CRRC Zhixing Technology Co., Ltd. on September 6, 2022. (Photo courtesy of CRRC Zhuzhou)

  In September 2022, the first batch of smart trams independently developed by CRRC Zhuzhou and delivered overseas were rolled off the assembly line in Zhuzhou, Hunan, and exported to the United Arab Emirates, a country along the Belt and Road Initiative. Li Donglin said: "Smart rail trains have the characteristics of small infrastructure investment, short construction period and flexible dispatching, which provides a China solution for urban rail transit construction at home and abroad with both transportation capacity and cost advantages."

  In recent years, CRRC Zhuzhou has actively responded to the "One Belt, One Road" initiative. In 2022 alone, it completed the contract signing of two overseas intellectual rail projects in the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia, and the internationalization rate of new contracts reached 83.93%.

  In addition, the train "heart" and "brain" developed by CRRC Zhuzhou — — In recent years, traction electric drive system and network control system have been running on the tracks of many countries along the Belt and Road with the export of "China Car".

  On December 3rd, 2021, China-Laos Railway Fuxing "Hulk" and "Lancang" EMUs were put into operation. As a landmark project of China-Laos friendship, China-Laos Railway is the first transnational railway invested and constructed by China, which is jointly operated and directly connected with China railway network.

  CRRC Zhuzhou Institute provided the key core technologies of traction electric drive and network control for these two EMUs. Among them, the traction converter as the "heart" can control the output power and drive the energy of the whole vehicle; As the "brain" of the whole vehicle, the network control system can make the train automatically identify and diagnose faults, and escort the safe travel.

  Li Donglin introduced that since the opening of China-Laos Railway, the technicians of CRRC Zhuzhou Institute have fully cooperated with the operation of EMUs, and the operation of supporting products has maintained zero failure. Up to now, the EMU with technical equipment provided by CRRC Zhuzhou has run more than 710,000 kilometers without trouble.

  In China, the "first order" for the whole system, all factors and all production chains of high-speed rail to go abroad — — In view of the special application environment of high temperature, high humidity and high salt fog, Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway CSR Zhuzhou Institute has designed relevant products such as traction, network and charger to better adapt to the environment. At the same time, according to the line conditions of large and long ramps, nearly 10 coping schemes were designed and verified by ground tests.

  "After the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway is completed and opened to traffic, the running time of the train from Jakarta to Bandung will be shortened from the current three hours to 40 minutes, which will be beneficial to Indonesian economic and social development and promote joint construction ‘ Belt and Road ’ High-quality development is of great significance. " Li Donglin said.

  "In the future, CRRC Zhuzhou will build a leading edge in rail transit technology and let ‘ China car ’ Mercedes-Benz is on the track of more countries. " Li Donglin said.

  Representative of Li Mingyuan: The inland ancient city "the back team becomes the front team"

  “‘ Belt and Road ’ Since the initiative was put forward, Xi ‘an has been endowed with ‘ Create a new highland for inland reform and opening up ’ ‘ Building a gateway city open to the west ’ The new orientation and new mission, of which the most obvious change is ‘ The back team becomes the front team ’ Xi’ an has become the frontier of the country’s opening to the west. " Li Mingyuan, deputy to the National People’s Congress and mayor of Xi ‘an, said.

  Since its launch in 2013, the China-Europe train Chang ‘an has continuously revitalized the inland Xi ‘an. In 2022, the China-Europe Chang ‘an train operated 4,639 trains throughout the year, up by 20.8% year-on-year. The three core indicators of the number of trains, freight volume and heavy container rate all ranked among the top in the country.

  On February 1st, the X8151 China-Europe train is going to leave Xi ‘an International Port Station for Minsk. On the same day, the X8151 Central European train loaded with daily necessities left Xi ‘an International Port Station for Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Yibo photo

  There are as many as 17 international trunk lines in the normal operation of China-Europe train (Xi ‘an), which has achieved full coverage of major sources of goods in Asia and Europe and has become a "golden channel" for trade between countries along the Belt and Road.

  "In recent years, Xi ‘an has been constantly playing ‘ The belt and road initiative ’ The advantages of platforms such as comprehensive pilot zones, pilot free trade zones and comprehensive bonded zones will continuously optimize the business environment and accelerate the creation of inland reform and opening up highlands. " Li Mingyuan said.

  In 2022, the construction of the "Belt and Road" comprehensive experimental zone in Xi ‘an was further promoted, and the one-stop comprehensive service platform for China-Europe trains was put into operation, and new routes across the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, trains between China and Laos, and trains between China and Vietnam were opened, and the Asia-Europe land and sea trade corridor and the new land and sea corridor in the west were assembled and met in Xi ‘an.

  Compared with the traditional mode of transportation, the stability of trains in Central Europe is higher. Compared with sea transportation, the position of China-Europe trains is more secure and the transportation time is faster. These advantages provide convenience for enterprises to open up overseas markets. There is a washing machine manufacturer in Shaanxi. Last year, 9 special trains were shipped by the China-Europe train Changan, and 32,000 washing machines were sold. Since the beginning of this year, 500,000 sets of orders have been received, all of which will be sold overseas through the China-Europe train.

  With the high-quality development of the "Belt and Road", the cooperation and exchanges between Xi ‘an and countries and cities along the route have been expanding, and Xi ‘an’s "international circle of friends" has also been expanding.

  In 2022, the country’s first land departure port tax rebate pilot landed in Xi ‘an, and the country’s first domestic and international full-time schedule train departed from Xi ‘an. The "Tongsi Road" cross-border e-commerce RMB settlement service platform was fully operational, and the construction of Xi ‘an International Aviation Hub and national airport economy demonstration zone was accelerated, and two international passenger routes and four all-cargo routes were newly opened. The city’s total import and export value was 447.41 billion yuan, general trade increased by 33.3% year-on-year, and imports and exports to countries along the Belt and Road increased by 40% year-on-year.

  "At present, Xi ‘an is committed to building the Central European train (Xi ‘an) assembly center." Li Mingyuan said that in the future, China-Europe trains will change from "point-to-point" to "hub-to-hub" and accelerate the formation of an efficient collection and distribution system of "combining trunk and branch and hub distribution".

  "Xi’ an will continue to actively integrate into and serve the new development pattern, unswervingly deepen reform and opening up, and promote Xi’ an’s national central city and international metropolis to take greater steps." Li Mingyuan said.

  Deputy Liu Jianming: The "International Textile Capital" blooms brilliantly with the "New Silk Road".

  "For every four clothes sold in the world, one piece of fabric is produced in Ke Qiao." Liu Jianming, a NPC deputy from Keqiao District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, said. Last November, the China-Europe train "Ke Qiao" was opened, which enabled Ke Qiao, the "international textile capital", to take the efficient and efficient "New Silk Road".

  From the "water cloth street" where boats are swaying and peddling, to the "international textile capital" all over the world, cloth merchants from all over the world have witnessed the vigorous development of the world’s largest textile trade gathering place and the largest cloth professional market in Asia.

  Ke Qiao is known as a city that relies on cloth, with more than 150,000 business entities, and textile-related enterprises account for the vast majority. In addition, nearly 5,500 overseas buyers are resident here, and more than 1,100 overseas enterprises have representative offices, with an average of 100,000 merchants purchasing every day.

  Ke Qiao’s textile trade covers more than 190 countries and regions around the world, and nearly 60% of its annual export value of more than 130 billion yuan is sold to countries along the Belt and Road Initiative. A large number of Ke Qiao textile enterprises have touched all parts of the world through the "One Belt, One Road" initiative.

  Shaoxing Buting Textile Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Buting"), which makes Ke Qiao’s name well known among Turkmenistan cloth merchants, is a typical representative.

  In 2017, a Turkmen merchant walked into Buting Store. At that time, Qian Shuijiang, the general manager of Buting, didn’t know much about this country, and there were few companies in the textile city market that had cooperated with merchants from this country.

  Qian Shuijiang was keenly aware of business opportunities and immediately set off for Turkmenistan. On that occasion, he brought back many orders, and delivered at least one container at a time, with hundreds of thousands of meters of fabric at most.

  As the earliest pioneers, Buting sold more than 20 million meters of cotton cloth to this Central Asian country with a population of more than 5 million. With Buting’s fame in Turkmenistan, Ke Qiao has also become the largest local textile purchasing place.

  Starting from Turkmenistan, Buting has continuously expanded her circle of friends in foreign trade, and many countries along the Belt and Road have Buting’s fabrics.

  Such stories happen every day. Qian Shuijiang said: "Only when you go out can you know the preferences of the local market. If you want to take root, you must always be in the market. "

   Last November, the China-Europe train "Ke Qiao" was opened, which promoted "Ke Qiao Weaving" to the world more conveniently. In the past, cloth merchants carried their hands on their shoulders and sent cloth to thousands of households; Today, Bubu, Ke Qiao, takes the "One Belt, One Road" express train and enters the national markets along the route.

  In order to seize the opportunity of opening up, Ke Qiao holds the World Cloth Merchants Conference every year, and the global cloth merchants gather together to explore the pragmatic and open cooperation road of the industry. Last year, the 2022 New Silk Road Story Ke Qiao Forum was successfully held, and the participants and communicators of the Belt and Road Initiative gathered together to tell the story of jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative. This year, the International Textile Federation will hold its annual meeting in Ke Qiao.

  With the continuous promotion of "One Belt, One Road" with high quality, there is a limited amount of "cloth" in Ke Qiao textile industry, which has become the general consensus of cloth merchants in "International Textile Capital".

  Deputy Shao Changjin: "China Silk" Dresses up the World’s "Beautiful Economy"

  "Turkey is the largest supplier of textiles and clothing in Europe. After being woven into cloth in Turkey, our products are mainly used for the processing of internationally renowned fast fashion brands. At present, the supply of products is stable, accounting for 70% of Turkey’s market share. " Shao Changjin, deputy to the National People’s Congress and chairman of Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Xinxiang Chemical Fiber") said.

     Xinxiang chemical fiber is a large-scale textile raw material manufacturer in China, and its leading products, regenerated cellulose filament and spandex, have been exported to more than 40 countries and regions. With the proposal of "One Belt, One Road" initiative, the company’s products have entered more and more countries along the route.

  For more than 40 years, Shao Changjin has experienced the process of Xinxiang chemical fiber international trade from scratch to strength.

  In 1982, Shao Changjin was assigned to Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Factory, the predecessor of Xinxiang Chemical Fiber, as a technician after graduation, and successively obtained more than ten national invention patents. In 2012, Shao Changjin served as Party Secretary and Chairman of the Company.

  “‘ Belt and Road ’ The initiative provides a broader stage for enterprises to go global. We actively participate in domestic and international textile industry exhibitions, so that more countries can know and know about Made in China. In the process of dealing with the international market, the internationalization vision and global management ability of enterprises have been improved, which can better cultivate development advantages and build industrial structure. " Shao Changjin said.

  In 2018, Shao Changjin was elected as a deputy to the National People’s Congress. In the past five years, he put forward nearly 20 suggestions on optimizing the market development environment, transforming and upgrading traditional manufacturing industries, and recycling waste textiles, so as to boost the high-quality development of the textile industry.

  Shao Changjin introduced that enterprises now use a large number of 5G+AGV handling robots and automatic sorting equipment. The whole production process of spandex production after spinning into a tube on a textile machine requires no manual operation.

  "The textile industry has moved from traditional labor-intensive to information, automation, intelligence and ecology, and the ability of independent innovation is the core competitiveness of enterprises." Shao Changjin introduced that in 2022, the company carried out 50 R&D projects, and the investment in R&D expenses reached 460 million yuan.

  High-level opening-up provides new opportunities for mutual benefit and win-win. After the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) came into effect, most of the raw materials imported by Xinxiang Chemical Fiber were in the preferential tax reduction catalogue of RCEP agreement, which further deepened the trade cooperation between Xinxiang Chemical Fiber and countries along the Belt and Road.

  In the past 10 years, the gross industrial output value of Xinxiang Chemical Fiber has increased by 204%; Total assets exceeded 13 billion yuan, an increase of 149%. The company already has the industry-leading continuous spinning filament production line and continuous polymerization dry spinning spandex production line, and the production capacity of regenerated cellulose filaments ranks among the top in the world.

  "Good product quality is the foundation of going global." Shao Changjin said that Xinxiang Chemical Fiber will continue to enhance the industry’s resilience by strengthening the upstream and downstream collaborative innovation of the textile industry chain, and continue to dress up the world’s "beautiful economy" by taking advantage of the "Belt and Road" initiative.

  Deputy Li Chuyuan: Let Chinese medicine "fashion" across the ocean.

  "With ‘ Belt and Road ’ As a bridge, GPHL has set up a number of Wang Laoji herbal tea museums around the world, and plans to set up 56 museums around the world in the future to let the world know more about herbal tea culture and Chinese medicine culture. " Li Chuyuan, NPC deputy and chairman of GPHL, said.

  As an established state-owned enterprise, GPHL is the largest production base of proprietary Chinese medicines in China. More than half of its more than 30 subsidiaries are Chinese medicine enterprises, with 12 well-known Chinese time-honored brands.

Intelligent production workshop of pharmaceutical companies under Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group. Xinhua news agency

Intelligent production workshop of pharmaceutical companies under Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group. Xinhua news agency

  The Chinese patent medicine "Huatuo Zaizao Pill" has been registered and sold in many countries along the Belt and Road, such as Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia, and has been sold in 29 countries and regions around the world. It not only relieves the pain and brings health to overseas people, but also makes the story of "God Doctor" Huatuo go to the world from China.

  "Let Chinese medicine ‘ Fashion ’ Crossing the ocean and perfecting the standards can be accepted by the international market and win more development opportunities. " Li Chuyuan said that only by actively integrating into the local area can we win the market.

  In his view, the most fundamental thing for Chinese medicine to go global is to rely on technological innovation to make products "excellent". Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group has established a high-level talent team consisting of 3 Nobel Prize winners, 20 domestic double-hired academicians and Chinese medicine masters, and built 7 national scientific research platforms, dedicated to solving key industrial problems.

  When Chinese medicine goes out, brand building and cultural communication are equally indispensable. In 2017, GPHL put forward the concept of "fashionable Chinese medicine", and advocated that on the basis of product innovation, popular packaging methods and marketing methods should be used to meet consumers’ diversified, interesting and healthy individual needs and promote the popularization and internationalization of Chinese medicine. Nowadays, a large number of Chinese patent medicine products, such as Angong Niuhuang Pills produced by GPHL, have gone overseas and been widely recognized by the international market.

  "We have also set up a research fund to carry out industrial transformation of relevant scientific research achievements, and take Macao as the bridgehead to promote the scientific research achievements of traditional Chinese medicine to the world." Li Chuyuan said that in 2020, GPHL’s international headquarters was located in Macau, an important node city of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the largest standardized Chinese medicine preparation manufacturing factory in Macau was built, and it was awarded the first license for manufacturing oral solid preparations of Chinese medicine in Macau.

  This year’s National People’s Congress, Li Chuyuan focused on how to promote the internationalization of traditional Chinese medicine. "The lack of international standard system restricts the traditional Chinese medicine ‘ Go out ’ The pace, the degree of mutual recognition and interoperability of Chinese medicine product registration and Chinese medicine service standards in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area needs to be improved. "

  He suggested that Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area should be urged to establish a quality traceability standard system for Chinese medicine and carry out international certification, so as to build Greater Bay Area into a platform hub for overseas development of Chinese medicine, promote Chinese medicine products to Portuguese-speaking countries and national markets along the Belt and Road, and work together to promote the "going out" of Chinese medicine culture.

  Li Chuyuan said: "We should continue to tell the story of Chinese medicine well in the world, so that our ‘ National treasure ’ Continue to benefit mankind. " (Xinhua Daily Telegraph)