China News Service, Beijing, January 22 (Reporter Sun Zifa) Academician Bai Chunli, chairman of the "Belt and Road" high-quality development academic forum and chairman of the "Belt and Road" International Alliance of Scientific Organizations (ANSO), said in Beijing on the 22nd that the "Belt and Road" initiative proposed Over the past eight years, the construction of the "Belt and Road" has made substantial and substantial achievements.

At present, China has signed more than 200 cooperation documents on the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" with 147 countries and 32 international organizations.

Academician Bai Chunli delivered a speech.

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  The first "Belt and Road" high-quality development academic forum was held at the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Geographical Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences) in a combination of offline and online. Bai Chunli made the above remarks when announcing the opening of the forum and delivering a speech.

  He said that the "Belt and Road" is the first global initiative proposed by China after the reform and opening up. It has brought new ideas to world governance and has become an important practical platform for more and more countries in the world to explore new models of international cooperation and build a community with a shared future for mankind. , has had a wide-ranging and far-reaching impact.

  Bai Chunli pointed out that with the construction of the "Belt and Road", the economic and trade cooperation between China and the countries along the route has become increasingly close: the "China-Europe Railway Express" has developed rapidly, and the brand effect is remarkable, and the shipment volume will exceed 15,000 in 2021; A number of major projects such as railway, China-Laos (China-Laos) railway, Yaji (Ethiopia-Djibouti) railway, and China-Kazakhstan (China-Kazakhstan) international logistics port have been put into operation; The society has provided 1.8 billion doses of vaccines, most of which are destined for countries and regions along the "Belt and Road".

  He believes that, in general, the Belt and Road Initiative has become a popular international public product and the largest cooperation platform in the world.

The practical results since the initiative was proposed fully prove that the "Belt and Road" initiative conforms to the trend of the times, conforms to the laws of world development, and conforms to the interests of people of all countries.

  Ge Quansheng, director of the Institute of Geographical Resources of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivered a speech, saying that the institute established the "Belt and Road" strategic research center in 2015, and has carried out nearly 30 researches in the fields related to the "Belt and Road" construction, including the "Belt and Road" development strategy research, China-Mongolia Research on the strategic planning of the Russian Economic Corridor, research on the strategic planning and implementation plan of the “Belt and Road”, planning of the core area of ​​the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (Fujian), five-year evaluation of the effectiveness of promoting the construction of the “Belt and Road”, and promotion during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period The research on high-quality development of the "Belt and Road" construction, scientific evaluation and decision support for the construction of the Green Silk Road, and the geo-environmental situation in the Arctic region have provided important scientific support for the construction of the "Belt and Road".

Researcher Ge Quansheng delivered a speech.

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  Professor Justin Yifu Lin, Honorary Dean of the National School of Development of Peking University and a member of the Advisory Committee of the “Belt and Road” Forum for International Cooperation, gave a keynote speech at the forum and pointed out that there is a saying in China that “To get rich, build roads first”, which means that in the development of If China wants to narrow the gap with developed countries, it must start from the construction of infrastructure, so as to realize the desire for development.

Prof. Justin Yifu Lin gave a keynote speech.

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  Speaking of the fact that more than 140 countries and more than 30 international institutions have signed contracts to build the "Belt and Road" initiative, Justin Yifu Lin said that China's initiative has received support from so many countries, mainly because each country has the desire to develop, and it also shows that other countries have Developing countries and China share a common history and a common dream.

He believes that the construction of the "Belt and Road" reflects China's responsibility as a major country. If we can discuss, build and share together, there will be a community of shared future for mankind in the world.

  Researcher Liu Weidong, Secretary General of the "Belt and Road" High-quality Development Academic Forum and Deputy Director of the Institute of Geographical Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, presided over the opening ceremony of the forum and said that the "Belt and Road" High-quality Development Academic Forum was organized by the Institute of Geographical Resources of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Silk Road Planning and Research Center of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. , "Belt and Road" International Science Organization Alliance, International Cooperation Committee of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Institute of Asia-Pacific and Global Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, Peking University Regional and National Research Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University , Fudan University, Beijing International Studies University, Lanzhou University and other universities "Belt and Road" research institutions, as well as Zhejiang University West China Development Research Institute, Huaqiao University School of International Relations, Globalization Think Tank (CCG), China Civil Engineering Group Co., Ltd., etc. A total of 16 units were jointly initiated to strengthen the theoretical and practical exchanges between government management departments, academia, think tanks and enterprises to promote the high-quality development of the "Belt and Road".

Researcher Liu Weidong presided over the opening ceremony of the forum.

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  Liu Weidong's keynote speech emphasized that to promote the high-quality development of the "Belt and Road" construction requires high-quality academic research, and must also know ourselves and others, and pay attention to the institutional and cultural differences of countries and regions along the route.

At the same time, close cooperation between the government, think tanks, academia and enterprises is needed to create a full-chain platform for the high-quality development of the “Belt and Road”.

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