Over the past few years China has been investing hundreds of billions of dollars (RMB equivalents), and working diligently towards resurrecting the ancient 'Silk Road' that was one of the greatest innovations in history for trade and commerce. And as economic power continues to shift from West to East here in the early stages of the 21st century, China is using their Belt and Road initiative to connect the two by both land and sea.
Yet on March 22 we can now add a third conduit to the modern day Silk Road as China announced that they have officially opened their Silk Road website, and it will act as a portal to the world for investors, commerce, and up to the minute information.
The official website of the Belt and Road Initiative (www.yidaiyilu.gov.cn) was launched Tuesday, offering information on investment policies and enterprises involved in the initiative, among other topics.
The website, called the "Belt and Road Portal," also has an English version and is operated by the State Information Center.
The website aims to offer information in other languages such as Russian, French, Arabic and Spanish within this year, according to a statement on the website.
The initiative, proposed by China in 2013, aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road trade routes. - China Daily