Beijing is hosting 37 heads of state and government for the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Some 5-thousand global leaders from international institutions and business sectors are attending the 3-day forum.
South Korea's Finance chief Hong Nam-ki will be there.
Russian President Vladamir Putin, is scheduled to sit down with his Chinese counterpart.
Beijing, is looking to use the event to convince the international community of its ambitious and controversial development strategy: the "One Belt, One Road" initiative.