Beijing, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- Topic: Rejuvenating and Energetic "Belt and Road" Adds New "Chinese Business Card"
China News Agency reporter Pang Wuji
As early as more than 2000,2000 years ago, the "rut mark of separation and integration" on the ancient Silk Road marked the most Chinese exchange goods such as silk, tea and ceramics as "Chinese business cards". Today, more than <>,<> years later, with the in-depth advancement of the "Belt and Road", the "footprints" of global economic and trade exchanges left on this "road" are frequent, and the ancient Silk Road is increasingly full of vitality and vitality. A series of new "Chinese business cards" have emerged on the "Belt and Road".
High-speed rail is a "national business card" for China to go global. In recent years, the comfortable and fast high-speed rail has repeatedly won praise on social media at home and abroad, and some foreign netizens have called it "the train to the future". As of 2022, China's high-speed rail operating mileage will reach 4,2 kilometers, accounting for more than two-thirds of the world's total high-speed rail mileage.
China's high-speed rail is also exported overseas. On September 9, the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway jointly built by China and Indonesia was put into operation, reducing the fastest travel time between the two places from 7.3 hours to 5 minutes. At the beginning of October, commercial operations will begin on official ticket sales. This marks that Indonesia, a country jointly building the "Belt and Road", has entered the "high-speed rail era".
The high-speed EMU of the Yawan high-speed railway on the dynamic commissioning line. (Infographic, photo courtesy of CRRC)
Yawan high-speed railway EMU is the first export of high-speed railway trains from abroad. According to CRRC, the designer, the train adopts the advanced and mature technology of the Fuxing Chinese standard EMU with a speed of 350 kilometers per hour, and adapts to the Indonesian operating environment and line conditions. In August 2022, the EMU rolled off the production line at CRRC Sifang Co., Ltd. and was successively shipped to Indonesia by sea.
As a third-generation nuclear power technology with independent intellectual property rights in China, "Hualong No. 7" is another well-deserved "national business card" in China. In July, Pakistan held a groundbreaking ceremony for Unit 5 (C-5) at the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant. This is the third unit of China's "Hualong No. 3" exported to Pakistan. Prior to this, Pakistan's first megawatt-class nuclear power project using the same technology, the K-2/K-3 units of the Karachi nuclear power plant, were delivered to Pakistan after they were put into operation.
"Hualong No. 2" overseas first engineering K-3/K-<> nuclear power project. (Infographic, photo courtesy of CNNC)
According to reports, "Hualong No. 5" technology is currently one of the world's most advanced nuclear power technology, China's nuclear power "going out" main model, C-100 project is expected to generate nearly 400 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year after completion, can meet the annual electricity demand of more than <> million households in Pakistan. For Pakistan, which has been facing a chronic power shortage, the continuous supply of electricity provided by nuclear power plants is of great significance.
Over the past decade, China has cooperated with the countries that jointly built the "Belt and Road" to build a large number of "China Port", "China Road" and "China Bridge". A large number of infrastructure facilities with network and multiplier effects have become the "hard capital" for the sustainable economic and social development of the country. Taking ports as an example, as a large-scale infrastructure connecting land and sea, it is not uncommon for "a port to bring fire to a city" or even a country.
In January this year, the Leki deep-water port in Nigeria, invested and operated by CCCC China Harbor, opened for operation, and the picture shows the cargo ship "Alice" docking. (Photo courtesy of China Harbor)
Du Ruogang, general manager of China Harbor Nigeria Lekki Port Co., Ltd., told China News Agency that Nigeria's Lekki Port, which opened in January this year, is the first holding port project implemented by Chinese enterprises overseas in the mode of investment, construction and operation. It is estimated that during the 1-year concession period, Lekki Port can drive Nigeria's GDP growth of US$45 billion, create 3610,17 jobs, and bring US$1580 billion in direct and indirect business income.
High-speed rail, nuclear power and ports have all added Chinese elements to the "Belt and Road" cooperation. However, according to Wang Yiwei, a professor at the School of International Studies at Chinese Minmin University and director of the Institute of International Affairs, the new "Chinese business card" on the "Belt and Road" is much more than that. The best-selling silk, porcelain and other Chinese products on the ancient Silk Road can be said to be the pinnacle of agricultural civilization, and it is a "unique skill that others do not have". So what is China's "unique job" in today's "Belt and Road"?
Wang Yiwei believes that that is the advantage of China's system and industrial system. On the one hand, the strong and complete industrial chain supports Chinese enterprises to build ultra-difficult complex projects such as nuclear power plants and high-speed railways overseas. On the other hand, most infrastructure projects have high investment, long construction period, and no benefits in a short period of time, and Western private enterprises are unwilling and unable to undertake them. The reason why China can build bridges, roads and ports in the "Belt and Road" countries is because there are powerful central enterprises behind them, which can implement long-term strategic planning regardless of temporary gains and losses. This is an advantage brought by China's political system.
It is precisely because of the cooperation of central enterprises that he pointed out that China can mobilize resources "as a whole country" to realize major projects such as west-to-east power transmission, north-south power supply, mutual assistance between water and fire, complementary scenery and solar and even transnational interconnection. In addition, China's decades of reform and opening up have condensed the development process of other countries for hundreds of years, coupled with the hard work and wisdom of Chinese, and learned such as development finance, special economic zones, high-speed rail technology, etc., which can be systematically integrated, reflecting the advantages of Chinese civilization being inclusive and integrated.
He believes that on the "Belt and Road", these are the real new "Chinese business cards". (End)