Xi Jinping waves as he leaves after a press conference at the closing of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP

Xi Jinping makes plenty of promises on belt and road plan, but can China deliver?

  • Chinese president vows to stick to international rules and standards as he seeks to show that Beijing is paying heed to concerns
  • Joint statement issued after three-day summit emphasises financial sustainability, pollution control and anti-corruption efforts
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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Xi Jinping waves as he leaves after a press conference at the closing of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP
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Shi Jiangtao

Shi Jiangtao

A former diplomat, Shi Jiangtao has worked as a China reporter at the Post for more than a decade. He's interested in political, social and environmental development in China.

Jane Cai

Jane Cai

Jane Cai, CFA, is the Beijing Bureau Chief of the South China Morning Post. She has been covering China's economic, financial, business and political news since the early 2000s.