President Xi Jinping to follow Silk Road route on Chinese EEU tour

China's President Xi Jinping

China’s President Xi Jinping

Chinese EEU tour: This Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping will begin a tour of the three founding member states of the Eurasian Economic Union with a visit to Astana where his plans to recreate the historic Silk Road trading route are expected to be on the agenda at a meeting with President Nazarbayev.
During the course of his travels, Jinping will discuss the development of deeper economic ties between China and the EEU in Moscow and Minsk as well as Astana and will promote the ‘ One Belt, One Road’ initiative, China’s ambition to create a modern Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to extend its global influence.