<a href="https://english.news.cn/20221005/75aad72d054c42ee809de40470479d91/c.html" target="_blank">China's RMB settlements with Belt and Road countries stood at 5.42 trillion yuan (763.4 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, up 19.6 percent year on year, according to the central bank.</a>
Customs data shows that, in the first eight months of 2022, Xinjiang's foreign trade exceeded 145.5 billion yuan, with an increase of 49.6 percent yearly.
Nine years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road successively in Kazakhstan and Indonesia.
The number of China-Europe freight train service surged by 18 percent year on year last month, hitting a record-high 1,585 trips, according to the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd.
With a few clicks of the finger, customers can purchase alpaca dolls from Peru, soap from Syria, rice and coffee beans from Laos, with the goods delivered direct to their door.
The Sixth Silk Road International Exposition opened Sunday in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, with deeper Belt and Road cooperation high on the agenda.
A freight transit yard of China-Laos Railway was officially put into operation on Friday with the first railway containers heading to Thailand's Laem Chabang port.
Chinese archaeologists have uncovered submerged porcelain that can be traced back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271 to 1368) from the excavation of an ancient merchant vessel off the coast of eastern China's Fujian Province.
The restoration of the ruins of Xuanquanzhi, a post office site built over 2,000 years ago along the Silk Road in Dunhuang City, began on Wednesday.