China to develop starting point of Maritime Silk Road
                 English.news.cn | 2014-07-19 20:35:07 | Editor: An

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli (C), also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visits an enterprise in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, July 19, 2014. Zhang Gaoli made an inspection tour in Fujian Province from July 17 to 19. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli (C), also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visits an enterprise in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, July 19, 2014. Zhang Gaoli made an inspection tour in Fujian Province from July 17 to 19. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

FUZHOU, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli urged acceleration of the opening-up of southeast China's Fujian Province, the starting point of the historic Maritime Silk Road, during his visit there from Thursday to Saturday.

Zhang said the local authorities should strengthen economic ties with countries and regions along the maritime trade route and boost two-way investment.

More efforts should be made to improve infrastructure in the coastal province, such as ports and railways, in a bid to connect overseas market with China's inland regions.

China has been trying to revive the ancient route to promote economic cooperation since last October when President Xi Jinping firstly proposed a 21st century Maritime Silk Road during a visit to Indonesia.

The route was used by Chinese merchants to move silk, ceramics and tea to overseas markets as long as 2,000 years ago.

Zhang also said Fujian should develop its pilot economic zone to deepen economic cooperation and promote person-to-person exchanges between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

   1 2 3 4 5 6   

分享
Xinhua Insight: "Green Silk Road," new engine for world sustainable development
Protecting Silk Road heritage: the Bingling Temple Grottoes
Senior Chinese official calls for Silk Road media cooperation
Senior CPC official meets media representatives of Silk Road Economic Belt Media Cooperation Forum
China to strengthen media cooperation along Silk Road Economic Belt
Water yoga keeps people from summer-heat in China's Sichuan
Water yoga keeps people from summer-heat in China's Sichuan
At least 38 killed, 5 injured in China highway collision
At least 38 killed, 5 injured in China highway collision
Eight killed in typhoon Rammasun
Eight killed in typhoon Rammasun
Typhoon Rammasun wreaks havoc in S China
Typhoon Rammasun wreaks havoc in S China
Israeli PM says ready to expand ground operation in Gaza
Israeli PM says ready to expand ground operation in Gaza
Typhoon Rammasun wreaks havoc in Vietnam
Typhoon Rammasun wreaks havoc in Vietnam
67th Martyrs' Day ceremony held in Yangon, Myanmar
67th Martyrs' Day ceremony held in Yangon, Myanmar
People protest against residential water shut offs in Detroit, U.S.
People protest against residential water shut offs in Detroit, U.S.
Back to Top Close
010020070750000000000000011108951334962991