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Q&A booklet explains Belt and Road Initiative

By Xing Yi | China Daily | Updated: 2017-05-12 07:14

Q&A booklet explains Belt and Road Initiative

Keywords to Understand China informs foreigners about the different aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative.[Photo provided to China Daily]

A booklet explaining keywords of the Belt and Road Initiative was released in 14 languages on May 5, a week ahead of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

Titled Keywords to Understand China: The Belt and Road Initiative, the booklet includes 59 entries, covering important concepts of the initiative's building blocks, cooperative mechanism and pilot projects.

The entries explain such questions as wu tong, or five approaches of the initiative; what the spirit of the Silk Road comprises; and how the countries along the Belt and Road are a community of shared interest, shared responsibility and a shared future.

"We want to answer such complex questions in a simple way," says Sun Jingxin, one of the Chinese editors of the book.

There are around 400 published books that touch on the topic, but only three use the question-and-answer format to explain the key concepts of the initiative, according to Sun.

"And this is the only one that targets the overseas audience," he adds.

All the Chinese expressions in the book come from official documents.

Every word and sentence have gone through many revisions, says Xu Mingqiang, one of the translators of the booklet's English version. "The aim is simple - to let foreigners understand the initiative without misunderstanding."

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