Over the 1st quarter Minsk and China increased trade turnover by 50% compared to last year. Back in 2016 the turnover exceeded one billion US dollars. Ways of strengthening and expanding economic cooperation were top on the agenda at the Minsk-Beijing business forum. Representatives of 19 Chinese companies arrived in the Belarusian capital to take part in it. They are interested in establishing business ties in the fields of energy, food industry, agriculture, medicine. Currently Belarus implements more than 30 investment projects financed by Chinese loans for a total of about $ 6 billion.