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Shaanxi celebrates BRI progress at press ceremony

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Updated: 2018-05-10

Shaanxi celebrates BRI progress at press ceremony

A launch ceremony of the Belt and Road Initiative national press tour is held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on May 10, 2018. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

"Since the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, Shaanxi province has had an increasingly important presence on the world stage," said Bao Yongneng, director of the Cyberspace Administration of Shaanxi province.

This Northwest China province is fully utilizing the region's rich heritage and has begun building itself as an overall international hub along the Silk Road Economic Belt.

To highlight the progress of the province, a national press corps consisting of more than 70 reporters visited Xi'an on Thursday for a comprehensive view of the region's development.

Shaanxi celebrates BRI progress at press ceremony

Bao Yongneng, director of the Cyberspace Administration of Shaanxi province, speaks during a launch ceremony in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on May 10, 2018. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

"The Belt and Road Initiative has brought fundamental improvements to related areas," said Zhao Yanlong, deputy director of the Online News and Information Dissemination Bureau of the Cyberspace Administration of China.

"Setting out from Shaanxi, the press corps will visit other Belt and Road provinces over the next six months, including Chongqing, Guangdong province, Fujian province and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region."

According to Bao Yongneng, Shaanxi province has established governmental cooperative ties with 86 cities in 34 countries around the globe, attracting investment from over 400 foreign companies. Meanwhile, nearly 300 local enterprises have invested in 48 Belt and Road countries and regions.

"A new era calls for new accomplishments. Shaanxi will make greater efforts in fields like transportation, finance, technology, culture and tourism," Bao said.

Shaanxi celebrates BRI progress at press ceremony

Zhao Yanlong, deputy director of the Online News and Information Dissemination Bureau of Cyberspace Administration of China, speaks during a launch ceremony in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on May 10, 2018. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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