坚韧不拔 | Jiān rèn bù bá
Xi Jinping’s “one belt, one road（一带一路）” initiative aims to feed China’s unprecedented economic growth through the creation of a trading area beginning in its own backyard. In his closing speech at a summit discussing the initiative, Xi harks back to the builders of the original Silk Road, recalling their dogged spirits: 坚韧不拔的进取精神. Fraught with difficulties so far, establishing a modern-day road will rely on dogged spirits too.
Firm and indomitable (idiom); tenacious and unyielding