More than a thousand years ago, Zhang Qian, a Chinese imperial envoy, set out on a westward expedition covering thousands of miles, laying the foundation of the Silk Road. Ten years ago, the “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” were envisioned to revitalize ancient trading routes, which came to be known as the Belt and Road Initiative.
Over the past decade, the Belt and Road Initiative has been implemented with fruitful results, its grand road map at the planning stage translated into tangible projects. To show how the Belt and Road Initiative has transformed BRI countries in the past ten years, Sounthern Finance Omnimedia Corp. produced a special documentary The BRI: A Decade On. Join SFC on a journey across continents and oceans.
The United Arab Emirates marks our third destination in the documentary The BRI: A Decade On. It is a land of miracles in the Middle East. In 2015, the UAE officially joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative. It has been an active partner since then. Trade, digital economy, green energies, and all sorts of infrastructures… Chinese partners can be seen in almost every sector on the UAE’s path of development, as the country strives for a more diversified economy.