Xi sends congratulatory message to Belt and Road think tank
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to the opening of a Belt and Road-themed think tank, calling on efforts to enhance mutual understanding and common ground under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
China is holding the second Belt and Road Forum for International Corporation in Beijing this week.
Xi said the BRI is inclusive and transparent and it has become a popular public good for the world.
Xi said the think tank will provide a platform for dialogue and consultation, and he hopes scholars could take the opportunity to carry out more research and promote high-quality development under the BRI framework.
About 300 people attended the opening event, including former foreign politicians, representatives of international organizations, enterprises and financial institutions.