China, Arab world working on new Silk Road

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The old Silk Road with a history of some 2,000 years has long linked China to the Arab world. A new Silk Road featuring close trade and economic cooperation is now being built by the two sides through their joint efforts.

The fourth Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, which starts in China's northern port city of Tianjin on Thursday, is expected to inject new vigor into bilateral trade and economic cooperation.


Sino-Arab cooperation began with economic and trade exchanges. The China-Arab Cooperation Forum was set up in 2004, and now has become an important platform for mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation between the two sides.

President Hu Jintao said in the early days of the forum that the two sides should deepen their economic and trade exchanges based on the goal of common development....

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