Xinhua launches “Silk Road” information services

China’s Xinhua News Agency launched a new line of information products on Thursday to help global investors form better partnerships under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Xinhua President Cai Mingzhao says, the new “Xinhua Silk Road” products, designed and managed by Xinhua, aim to provide a platform for commodity trade and investment cooperation among governments and companies in countries along the Belt and Road.

The Internet-based package is currently available in both Chinese and English, including four major products and services — the Silk Road Database, Xinhua Credit Reports, Consulting and Thinktank Services and a “business match-making” instant messaging system.

The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by China in 2013, is a trade and infrastructure network that includes the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

The network connects Asia, Europe and Africa and passes through more than 60 countries and regions with a population of about 4.4 billion.

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