Xi, Merkel aim for stronger ties

Germany is invited to seize opportunities created by China’s new round of opening-up, and the two countries should cooperate more on industries of the future, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday.

More avenues being considered for Belt and Road funding

China is seeking to bring various financial institutions, international enterprises and funding sources together to get projects rolling in economies involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, said senior executives at Standard Chartered Bank.