Initiative to revive Silk Road to bring infrastructure changes

One Belt One Road

CCTV’s new series, Silk Road Journey Xinjiang, looks into the changes in China’s western-most region, in response to President Xi Jinping’s One Belt, One Road Initiative to revive the Silk Road through a grand infrastructure project.

CCTV’s Han Peng payed a visit to the Xinjiang border town of Tacheng to see the booming railway construction going on there, and what dreams locals hope the new transport line will bring.

Initiative to revive Silk Road to bring infrastructure changes

CCTV's new series, Silk Road Journey Xinjiang, looks into the changes in China's western-most region, in response to President Xi Jinping's One Belt, One Road Initiative to revive the Silk Road through a grand infrastructure project.


Power line from Xinjiang to Pakistan being built

The One Belt, One Road Initiative includes massive investment in infrastructure, and part of that is involves upgrading electricity transmission. In Xinjiang, a power transmission line is now planned to run all the way to Pakistan. CCTV’s Wu Guoxiu filed this report.

Power line from Xinjiang to Pakistan being built

The One Belt, One Road Initiative includes massive investment in infrastructure, and part of that is involves upgrading electricity transmission. In Xinjiang, a power transmission line is now planned to run all the way to Pakistan

More details:

  • Xinjiang, in the northwest of China, has abundant natural resources for power generation.
  • In 2014, about ten percent of power generated in Xinjiang, 17.5 billion kilowatt-hours, was transmitted to other provinces.
  • Upgrading the main grid will boost that to 250 billion kw-hours in 2020.

One Belt One Road initiative to connect China to Europe

China’s One Belt One Road initiative would aid underdeveloped western regions including the Xinjiang region and Gansu province. The long term vision is to connect China’s Bohai region in the northeast through middle and western China with Kazakhstan, Russia and ultimately, Europe.


Einer Tangen on the One Belt One Road Initiative

For more on China’s One Belt One Road Initiative, CCTV spoke to current affairs commentator Einer Tangen.

Einer Tangen on the One Belt One Road Initiative

For more on China's One Belt One Road Initiative, CCTV spoke to current affairs commentator Einer Tangen.