A Message to the New Year 2022
31 Dec 2021


A Message to the New Year 2022

From Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce


Time flies and seasons turn. In the past 2021, opportunities and challenges coexisted. Difficulties and hopes went hand in hand.


In 2021, the high-quality joint construction of the "Belt and Road" harvested solid and fruitful achievements. The “hard connectivity” of infrastructure progressed smoothly: the China-Europe freight trains connect the Europe and Asia, and the China-Laos railway has been officially put into operation. The “soft connectivity” of rules and standards has been strengthened: the circulation procedures of commodities, capital, technology, and personnel have been simplified, the transaction costs have been reduced, and the flow of production factors has become more convenient. The “heart and mind connectivity” of people from all over the world has also been deepened by rich, diverse and interactive cultural exchanges.


In 2021, the Global Development Initiative (GDI) drew a fresh blueprint for international cooperation and development. The GDI proposed by President Xi Jinping on the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly defines the goals, principles and key areas for global development and international cooperation. It received extensive positive response and support, providing another important public good and cooperation platform to the international community.


In 2021, members of SRCIC demonstrated strong sense of pro-activeness and responsibility. They endorsed the Joint Statement of the International Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation, and strove to help domestic businesses to achieve sustainable development. SRCIC members have also organized various online and offline events to promote international trade cooperation.


In 2021, projects promoted by SRCIC have achieved gratifying progress. The Silk Road International Culture and Artworks Exchange in the Hainan Free Trade Port was launched in June, and the digital artworks carried online were immediately sold out; the projects of Silk Road International Cultural Park have been successfully implemented in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province and Gongyi, Henan Province. Negotiation with the local government of Haikou, Hainan Province is in progress to replicate the projects.


In 2021, face-to-face meetings were difficult, but our bond grew even tighter through online communication and heart-to-heart connection.


At present, the world is going through great turbulence and profound changes, which are intensified by an unprecedented pandemic. We believe that connectivity, openness and inclusiveness are the only solutions to global crisis and long-term development. SRCIC is willing to work with business communities worldwide to build a platform for exchanges, practical cooperation and development opportunities. We will jointly promote the high-quality Belt and Road cooperation for mutual benefits, and contribute to a shared future and a better world for the mankind.


Marching onward, we are not alone. Let us join our hands and hearts like a family to embrace a new and better 2022.


We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!


Yours sincerely,

Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce