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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, November 21 2023 - 13:53
Promoting Cultural Exchange and Fusion: Narrating Suzhou's Shining Story on the Silk Road to the World
SUZHOU, China, Nov. 21, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On November 16, "Suzhou's Shining Story on the Silk Road to the World" Online 
Communication Event, officially kicked off in Taicang, Suzhou.

Suzhou, as a crucial city along the Belt and Road Initiative, has actively 
integrated into the initiative over the past decade. In the field of trade and 
economic cooperation with countries participating in the initiative, Suzhou's 
total foreign trade has increased from $69.95 billion to $137 billion. Over the 
decade, Suzhou has expanded its presence to 35 Belt and Road countries, 
initiating 670 projects with an agreed investment of $8 billion. In Algeria, 
Higer Buses from Suzhou King Long Bus Company have traversed mountains and 
seas, addressing local public transportation needs for nearly a million people. 
In Mexico, the power cable networking project constructed by Hengtong Group is 
classified as a key infrastructure project safeguarding the national 
livelihood. In Thailand, Lexy Group's second overseas factory is under rapid 
construction, expected to be completed by the end of this year, while the 
previously completed Lexy Vietnam factory is already in smooth operation.

The event sets sail from Taicang, the departure point of Zheng He's fleet, and 
follows the Silk Road, focusing on Suzhou's friendly cooperation with Germany, 
Pakistan, Indonesia, and Hungary.

The event also invites mainstream media from China and abroad, as well as 
influencers, to provide multiple perspectives and comprehensive multimedia 
promotion, according to Suzhou Municipal Committee of Cyberspace Affairs. 
Through vivid visuals and storytelling, the event narrates authentic stories 
from Belt and Road countries, showcasing Suzhou's commitment to unity, mutual 
trust, equality, mutual benefit, inclusive exchange, and win-win cooperation. 
Suzhou, conscious of embracing the "Silk Road Spirit," aims to convey its 
unique charm and new face to the world, allowing global audiences to experience 
the collision of industries, culture, intelligent manufacturing, and arts 
between Suzhou and other Belt and Road cities.

Source: Suzhou Municipal Committee of Cyberspace Affairs

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   Caption: Egyptian students and the Youth Band from Taicang jointly perform 
"Jasmine Flower."