Almost four years later, the plan came to a crucial juncture this past weekend with the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Facts about the initiative have shown that the Belt and Road project responded to the trend of times and is in line with the common interests of the people, Hua said, reiterating China's stand.
"Rising nationalism has made Indian public opinion extremely sensitive on China-related issues", the editorial describes India's current situation regarding relations with the neighbouring state.
If the bid is successful, Singapore will have its first Belt and Road project right on its shores.
"We endeavor to promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system with WTO at its core", the statement said.
Speaking on the final day of the forum aimed at promoting his signature foreign initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping said economic growth was "not on solid ground".
Japan's government "is keeping a close watch on" Belt and Road to see whether the initiative turns into something that "can contribute to the region's sustainable development", Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference Monday.
Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as USA president previous year have been two of the most obvious examples of growing unease in Western countries about globalization.
The two-day summit in Beijing was attended by 29 heads of state and governments, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and representatives from the US, Japan and most of the western countries.
President Xi also said that the two countries should strengthen and enhance cooperation on major global and regional issues. I read his (referring to India's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay's) statement many times.
The two-day meeting included Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and presidents or prime ministers from Italy, Hungary and Greece, as well as most of China's Asian neighbours, but no major Western leaders.
Kayonga said the belt and road initiative the vision of Africa's Agenda 2063, which aims to integrate the continent and to develop sustainable economies. Since jettisoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership - the Obama administration's trade treaty meant to insinuate the USA at the center of Asian trade - the Trump administration has offered no answer to One Belt, One Road.
"We are of firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised global norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality".
Last week, the article noted, "Nepal officially signed a deal with China to join the Belt and Road project, and the country is also reportedly in talks with Beijing to build a cross-border rail link that may cost up to $8 billion".