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2017 B&R big data report released

| 2017-11-02
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

A big data report on the progress of the “Belt and Road” initiative in 2017 was recently released in Beijing. Compared to 2016, this year’s index on cooperation with other countries is higher and cooperative effect is more prominent, according to the report by the State Information Center. As the “B&R” initiative continues to facilitate trade between China and countries along the routes, the potential for future trade growth is great. In particular, China’s trade cooperation with neighboring countries is expected to grow increasingly close. Data shows Chinese enterprises are particularly enthusiastic about participating in B&R construction. However, relatively few enterprises from the central and western areas are involved.