First, the UK can be a strong supporter for the policies and ideas of BRI.
The UK is known for its pioneering spirit.
It was the first major Western country to apply to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and second only to China to contribute to the AIIB special fund.
The British Government showed its vision by making the UK a "natural partner" of China and deepening cooperation with China on the BRI.
Chancellor Hammond attended the first BRF as Special Envoy of Prime Minister May. At that forum, the UK became the first Western country to sign the Guiding Principles on Financing the Development of the Belt and Road. This was a positive contribution to the success of the first BRF.
Early this year, Prime Minister May paid a successful visit to China. During the visit, the leaders of our two countries agreed to expand China-UK cooperation on the BRI.
The British Government has appointed a BRI Special Envoy. An Expert Board was set up at the same time to enhance policy coordination and promote the development of the BRI.
Second, the UK can set a good example of how to achieve early harvests.
As the UK deepens its understanding of the BRI, cooperation between our two countries is producing an increasing number of early harvests.
The main structure of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, a flagship project of China-UK cooperation, is being built, and the generic design assessment on Hualong One nuclear technology has entered the third phase.
The ABP Royal Albert Dock, with £1.7 billion of investment from the Chinese company ABP, has broken ground.
The China-UK Innovation Industrial Park in Qingdao, the first sub-national cooperation park between our two countries, is making good progress.
China Railway Express ran its first freight train between China's Yiwu and London, offering a new, on-land option for the movement of goods between China and Britain. This has extended the Belt and Road to the western end of Europe.
Moreover, British companies and financial institutions, such as HSBC, Standard Chartered, BP and KPMG, have engaged in fruitful cooperation with China in third markets along the BRI routes, providing financing expertise and services. Standard Chartered announced that it would provide $20 billion in financing support to BRI projects before 2020.
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