The ASEAN-China (Shandong) SME Conference for Cooperation and Development opened on May 28 in Jinan, capital of Shandong province.
A train carrying 50 refrigerated containers bound for Moscow, Russia departed from the Multimodal Transport Center of the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Zone for Local Economic and Trade Cooperation in Qingdao, Shandong province on May 22.
The Dongying Victor International Institute of Petroleum Training has been pivotal in helping China cooperate with countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, according to senior officials from the institute.
China has released the Analects of Confucius - a collection of ideas and sayings from the ancient Chinese philosopher - in five languages for Belt and Road countries.
The agricultural product export trade in Jinan, capital of East China's Shandong province experienced a boom in the first four months of this year, Jinan customs announced at a news conference on May 13.
The total value of Shandong's imports and exports reached 617.71 billion yuan ($95.25 billion) in the first quarter of this year, up 38.9 percent over the same period last year.
The first Helsinki-Qingdao Eurasian freight train returned to the Qingdao multimodal transportation center on April 6, as Qilu Eurasian freight trains have expanded service to the Nordic region.