"We should build an open platform of co-operation and uphold and grow an open world economy", he said.
President Xi Jinping will host leaders from 29 nations in Beijing for a two-day forum on his signature foreign policy programme, a revival of the Silk Road dubbed the One Belt, One Road Initiative.
North Korea's attendance at China's biggest diplomatic event this year raised further eyebrows after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile early on Sunday, in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme. The two countries, however, sealed a deal Friday for China to export cooked poultry to America and resume United States beef imports.
President Duterte reunited with two of his favorite allies while attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation here last night.
He noted Russian Federation is willing to work with China to align the EEU with the Silk Road Economic Belt and deepen bilateral cooperation in areas including education, energy, manufacturing, sports, tourism and trade.
"Such a broad sweep and scale of interlocking economic partnerships and investments is unprecedented in history".
China's Belt and Road initiative is "fantastic" but obstacles could arise from some countries who see it as a potential threat, a senior official from Venezuela said on Sunday.
But he did not refer to India's objection to the United States dollars 50- billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the B&R initiative that runs through Gilgit and Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Some Western diplomats have expressed unease about both the summit and the plan as a whole, seeing it as an attempt to promote Chinese influence globally. They are also concerned about transparency and access for foreign firms to the scheme. "China is demonstrating that it is a responsible global player in the worldwide society", Mr Shi said.
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"Our ambition is for more trade, not less trade, and China clearly shares this ambition".
"We don't see these actions as whims or local eccentricity, it is a serious problem for global stability and security and I'm convinced that the G7 will contribute, in a friendly way, to resolving the issue", Gentiloni told SkyTG24 television. "We will not export our system of society and development model, and even more will not impose our views on others". "We are looking forward to the One Belt, One Road initiative in promoting a prosperous and peaceful community of nations", it added.
"As leaders, we have to respond to these concerns by continuing to seek new opportunities to expand trade but at the same time by ensuring that all our citizens are reaping the benefits that trade brings". "He's showing hope in their economic future by proposing a very significant economic plan", former US ambassador to China Max Baucus told The Associated Press.
The North Korean delegation largely kept a low profile at the summit, and there was no evidence that its presence had affected participation despite USA misgivings. Countries from either Asia, Europe, Africa or the Americas can be global cooperation partners.
The idea of cooperation and inclusiveness extends to funding projects and investments along the new trade routes, which are being developed both on land and at sea.
Britain can be a natural partner in delivering infrastructure in Belt and Road countries by supporting the finance and planning needed, Hammond said.
Xi said the Belt and Road, rooted in the ancient Silk Road, focuses on the Asian, European and African continents.
The active use of local currencies will also help to mobilise local savings, lower remittance and exchange costs, and safeguard financial stability, he said. He was due to meet Monday with Chinese officials and representatives of USA companies looking at potential "Belt and Road" opportunities, said embassy spokeswoman Mary Beth Polley.
Chinese state-run media has spared no effort in its coverage of the summit, including broadcasting an awkwardly-named English-language music video "The Belt and Road is How" sung by children from countries on the new Silk Road.
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