China and Asia-Pacific

Time:2014-11-11 Read:
The opening ceremony of APEC was a fine spectacle.


  The opening ceremony of APEC was a fine spectacle.

  On November 9th, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for efforts to create and fulfill an Asia-Pacific dream in Beijing on Sunday, saying China's economy will bring huge opportunities and benefits to the region and the world.

  China will especially offer new initiatives and visions for enhancing regional cooperation, to contribute to the connectivity, development and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific, said Xi in his speech at the CEO Summit of the ongoing APEC meetings.

  It is ready to work with other countries to promote the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", he said.

  On Saturday, Xi announced that China will commit $40 billion to the establishment of a Silk Road Fund to finance for infrastructure, resources development and industrial cooperation among countries along the "Belt and Road".

  "We are ready to work with all other parties to push for the early operation of AIIB and build the bank into a new platform for cooperation in connectivity, finance and other areas," Xi said.