Zhejiang, a tide rider
Containers full of goods are ready to be transported to other countries and regions at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in Zhejiang province. [Photo/IC]
Zhejiang is pursuing development out of the province and expanding opening-up to make its circle of friends ever larger. Zhejiang's exports rose 19.7 percent year-on-year to nearly 3.01 trillion yuan in 2021. Ningbo-Zhoushan port has ranked first in the world for 13 consecutive years in terms of cargo throughput. A world-class green petrochemical base is being built in the Zhoushan Free Trade Zone, and the "Yiwu-Madrid" freight train is in normal operation, creating new legends along the Silk Road.