oving internet access in rural areas in poverty alleviation and called for enhanced inform
ation sharing to promote urban-rural integrated development.The Port of Dunkerque in Fra
nce would seize the opportunities presented by China’s Belt and Road Initiative to boost trade between the two nati
ons, authorities said on the Seventh Dunkerque Port Night on May 16 in Shanghai.
Held by the Dunkerque Port Authority of France at the St Regis Jingan in Shangha
i, about 400 delegates attended the event to discuss the port’s performance in 2018 and its future development.
Officials said during the event that bilateral trade volume bet
ween China and France grew 15.5 percent year-on-year to reach $62.9 billio
n (434.5 billion yuan) in 2018, the highest level in the history, and believed that trade exchanges between the two countries wo
uld become more frequent under the Belt and Road Initiative and with the support of the port.