Xi’s speech on China-Central Asia ties catches global attention

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BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Foreign experts spoke highly of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech on China’s foreign policy toward Central Asia, referring to the Silk Road economic belt he proposed as a grand cause benefiting regional countries.

Xi, currently in Kazakhstan for a state visit, proposed that China and Central Asia join hands to build a Silk Road economic belt to boost cooperation, in a speech delivered at Nazarbayev University on Saturday.

The Silk Road boasts a three-billion population and a market that is unparalleled both in scale and potential, said Xi, urging relevant parties to facilitate trade and investment and remove barriers. Continue reading