Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, July 03 2018 - 12:50
Dongfeng is enthralling the world with its own story
THE HAGUE, July 3, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

After 9 months, visiting 12 host cities on 6 continents and sailing 45,000 
nautical miles, the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 came to a great ending in The 
Hague, the Netherlands. Team China -- "Dongfeng Race Team" first crossed the 
finish line and won the 11th leg. The result put it on the top of the total 
ranking. "Dongfeng Race Team" became the first Chinese team making history by 
winning the race. This is nothing short of a miracle for a Chinese team to win 
in a global sailing event.

On June 30, Dongfeng Motor Corporation held a press conference of "Belt and 
Road with You" at Dongfeng Pavilion in sailors village to pay tribute to the 
heroes of the Dongfeng Race Team who returned triumphantly and to thank the 
friends from all walks of life who have been supporting and concerned about the 

"Competing in the race twice, we have gained so much more than just winning the 
race itself. The race challenges the physical limits and volition of the team, 
bringing people an exciting sporting event while promoting the exploration and 
progress of the sailing culture. The growth of Dongfeng Race Team is also a 
vivid microcosm of the reform and opening up of Dongfeng Motor Corporation and 
Chinese State Owned Enterprises in general", said An Tiecheng, Standing 
Committee Member and Deputy General Manager of Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

The Volvo Ocean Race is truly a global event, spanning four oceans and 12 host 
cities on six continents. The race reaches 45,000 nautical miles in length, 
acting as a maritime silk road to promote modern civilization. As the first 
Chinese automobile company actively responding to the national "Belt and Road" 
initiative, Dongfeng will continuously invite partners from different 
countries, conduct business contacts, cultural exchanges, resource sharing, and 
cooperation for mutual benefit. "Belt and Road with You" has become the main 
theme of Dongfeng brand consciousness. Dongfeng has accumulated partnership 
with nearly 20 well-known companies over the stopovers. Its openness and 
inclusiveness will attract more and more partners to join the initiative and 
build a community of shared future.

Building a world-class enterprise with global competitiveness is an important 
mission shouldered by Dongfeng. In the past five years since the "Belt and 
Road" initiative was first proposed, Dongfeng has actively participated in the 
implementation of "Belt and Road Initiative," and has actively pushed forward a 
series of international projects in collaboration with Chinese enterprises in a 
common quest to "go global". In 2017, Dongfeng achieved significant growth by 
exporting 65,000 vehicles throughout the year.

To embrace the world, Dongfeng will tell a good story and spread Chinese 
culture in its own way.

Source: Dongfeng Motor Corporation

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   Caption: As Dongfeng Race Team has taken the first place of VOR, Dongfeng 
Motor has been enthralling the world with its own story.