Abstract : Silk Road Economic Belt countries refers to those countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt initiated by China in 2013. The ancient silk routes witnessed the bustling scenes of visits and trade over land and ships calling at ports.
On September 7th, 2013, the Silk Road Economic Belt was initiated that aims to connect Central Asian countries. The “One Belt” route stretches to the Baltic Sea area via Central Asia and Russia, to the Mediterranean Sea area via Central Asia and Western Asia, and to the Indian Ocean area via southwest China. Silk Road Economic Belt countries refers to those countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt initiated by China in 2013. The ancient silk routes witnessed the bustling scenes of visits and trade over land and ships calling at ports.
The Yining-Zhaosu highway in Ili, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As an important link of the Silk Road Economic Belt, Xinjiang is speeding up the development of transportation and logistics to connect east and west.
— the China’s Silk Road Economic Belt countries
●5 countries in Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are just across the border from China. They are closely connected with China’s economy.
●6 countries in Middle-eastern:
Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey mainly trade oil and gas. They look forward to developing other industries and agriculture through cooperation with China.
●6 countries on the boundary between Europe and Central Asia:
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova are expected to achieve economic integration.
Russia is an important part of the Silk Road Economic Belt. It has a close relationship with Central Asian countries, the countries of the Caucasus region, and Western Asian countries.
If the issues in Afghanistan can be resolved peacefully, then the development of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India will also be promoted by the Belt and Road Initiative.
— Chinese provines and regions along the Belt and Road Economic Belt
●5 provinces and regions in northwestern China:
Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autunomous Region
●4 provinces and regions in southwestern China:
Chongqing Municipality, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Shaanxi is situated at the geographical center of China. A one-day circular drive around Xi’an can cover a population of several hundred million. Shaanxi is the main gateway to Northwestern China from central and eastern regions, and the main channel from Northern China to southwestern regions. It is an important and convenient place connecting the economically developed eastern region and the resourceful western regions.
As the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, Shaanxi province firmly understands the opportunity of building the modern version, is an exemplary starting point for it and by exploiting its natural advantages is positioned to be the “one belt and one road” bridge tower.
Bordering central Asia and as a gateway to Eurasia, west China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is the core zone on the Silk Road Economic Belt.
Guangxi is an important region for cooperation between China and ASEAN because it connects the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Guangxi recently improved transportation to and from its ports by opening a railway that connects Yulin city with Tieshan Port as well as connects the ports of Fangcheng, Beihai, Qinzhou and Tieshan to each other.
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