|Forum on the Belt and Road Legal Cooperation Opens in Beijing|
On July 2, 2018, the Forum on the Belt and Road Legal Cooperation co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and China Law Society opened in Beijing. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended and addressed the opening ceremony. President of China Law Society Wang Lequan was present and delivered a speech.
Wang Yi expressed that since President Xi Jinping's proposal of jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative five years ago, fruitful cooperation outcomes have been achieved with progress beyond expectation, winning widespread welcome from the international community. This is because that the Belt and Road adheres to taking equality and mutual benefit as its principle, taking win-win cooperation as its goal, taking openness and inclusiveness as its purpose, taking the integration of development as its approach, and taking regulations and the rule of law as its basis. We believe that regulations and the rule of law not only provide a pass for the Belt and Road to go global, but also serve as the safety valve to cope with risks and challenges. We should not only advance the "hard connectivity" of the Belt and Road infrastructure, but also enhance the "soft connectivity" of the Belt and Road regulations and standards. We should constantly improve the Belt and Road legal guarantee system, and deepen the Belt and Road legal exchanges and international cooperation. China will provide funding for the implementation of a Belt and Road legal cooperation research program and support the legal capacity building and international law talent training of countries along the Belt and Road.