Chinese leader in Belarus to sign multibillion-dollar deals, build Silk Road economic vision

May 10, 2015 4:10 PM

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MINSK, Belarus – Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Belarus to sign dozens of deals worth a total of $15 billion as Beijing looks to build greater inroads into Europe's economy.

Xi said Sunday that Belarus could become a key hub for China's much-vaunted Silk Road vision — a project to bridge Europe and Asia through a series of transportation and energy links. The Chinese leader is visiting Belarus for the first time in 14 years and is scheduled to stay until Tuesday.

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