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State Post Bureau Issues Guiding Opinions on the Postal Industry’s Role Within the Belt and Road Initiative Framework

The State Post Bureau has put forward a number of proposals relating to the development of postal and courier services along the proposed routes of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Wide-ranging and comprehensive, its suggestions include encouraging businesses to build port warehouses in strategic border areas, establishing distribution centres in economic / trade co-operation zones and industrial parks and actively participating in events promoting the international harmonisation of postal and courier services. It also proposes the introduction of several new international cargo transport routes as a way of servicing a number of key economic regions, such as the New Eurasian Land Bridge and Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor. In addition, it also raised the prospect of launching a dedicated BRI postal and courier service network.

Looking at the wider picture, the Bureau also indicated its willingness to assist any mainland business jointly conducting high-tech research and development programmes, into such areas as artificial intelligence, with partner companies along the BRI routes. In a similar fashion, it pledged to continue encouraging mainland enterprises to “go out” and establish cross-border logistics systems as way of spurring the growth of intercountry trade.

For further details (in Chinese), please refer to the following link:
http://www.spb.gov.cn/zc/flfgjzc_1/201801/W020180112609573373634.pdf

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