Belt and Road Forum 2019: IRU head on promoting global trade connectivity
Promoting open and effective world trade remains a major focus of China's initiatives like the Belt and Road. In 2016, China joined the United Nation's TIR convention, a system aimed at lifting trade efficiency. Institutions like the World Road Transport Organization, or IRU, which manages the TIR system, continues to find synergy with China. The group's secretary general says China's participation has led to a snowball effect for new members joining.