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Commentary: Belt and Road Initiative brings Chinese, European dreams together

Editor: zhangrui 丨Xinhua

05-12-2017 07:10 BJT

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LONDON, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The progress of Belt and Road Initiative has drawn a clear outline of the prospect of win-win cooperation between "Chinese Dream" and "European Dream."

As the China-European cargo trains reach more European countries, China-Europe cooperation should also be taken into consideration in the long run.

After the start of the Belt and Road Initiative, China has enhanced cooperation with Europe, and Europe's view on China is also quietly changing.

As Chinese stories are told in Europe, China's opportunities are also widely shared in Europe. The China-European cargo trains not only ship Chinese products to the rest of the world, but also bring back a lot of European products to China.

While German auto parts, British maternal and child products, Spanish red wine, and Polish milk powder are brought to the Chinese market, China's funds also meet the urgent need to revive the European economy.

From Chinese products to Chinese opportunities, the China-European cargo trains, as the symbol of China's rapid economic development, have brought more benefits to the people of countries and regions along the Belt and Road.

China's cargo trains have attracted European countries along the Belt and Road. Britain said it is willing to be the hub of the Belt and Road in the West. Poland believed that it can become the window of the Belt and Road. Germany also wants to be an important partner to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative.

As a saying goes in Europe, a single tree cannot block the chilly wind. China is vigorously promoting the Belt and Road Initiative in a bid to explore more opportunities for cooperation with other countries, achieve mutual complementarity and win-win cooperation, and seek common development and prosperity on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

The principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefit of the Belt and Road Initiative has released China's opportunities to a greater degree and won a wide recognition in European society.

Since 2016, China and the European Union (EU) have been working actively on aligning the Belt and Road Initiative with the EU's "Juncker Plan" -- a 315-billion-euro (343-billion-U.S. dollar) investment scheme championed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in 2014 to boost private investment in European infrastructure projects.

Together they will provide broad areas of bilateral cooperation in various fields including transportation, energy, digital economy and help the European economy find new sources of growth.

The development of China and Europe is crucial to the world. As the world's two major economies, China and Europe cannot develop well without a stable global economy, to which the sustainable growth of the Chinese and European economies is a contribution.

China and Europe's deepening cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative is not only conducive to finding a new impetus for their own economies, but also help solve regional economic imbalances and bring greater prosperity to global economic development.

Against the current trend of anti-globalization in the world, the Belt and Road Initiative promotes the principle of win-win cooperation and shared benefits for all, which has won responses and recognition from more and more countries in the world.

No matter how the world situation changes, China's commitment to open and inclusive development will not change.

China's development needs Europe and vice versa. The Belt and Road Initiative is bringing the "Chinese dream" and "European dram" together.

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