DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited is a joint-stock enterprise with promoting business and trade and culture communication as purpose, dedicated to conduct diversified and international business. Its predecessor, UDL Holdings Limited, has been mainly engaged in hotel service industry, vessel sales, marine works, construction, steel structure projects and related services. In June, 2015, Da Tang Xi Shi Group completed the acquisition and expanded the operation to promote O2O artwork trading as well as a cross-border e-commerce platform for investment, development and operation of arts and collectibles, including but not limited to works of art, jewelry, tea, silk and alcohol. And in order to facilitate the e-platform, the Company is also making progress in industries like finance, tourism, culture industry and relevance services.Through resources integration, innovation and comprehensive development, the Company will continue to grow with splendid results and be one of the top-notch internationally.
The Da Tang Xi Shi Group brings together diverse organizations and interests active in the cultural industries, including museums, historical sites, tourism and commercial developments throughout China.
Headquartered in the vibrant business centre of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, DTXS employs 2,000 staff, manages assets valued at CNY 40 billion (approx. USD 8 billion) and implements projects throughout China. Currently expansion into the European arena is a major priority, led by initiatives in Italy and France.
The company takes its name from the renowned Da Tang Xi Shi in Xi’an, (formerly Chang’an), the capital of China over 13 Dynasties. Under the Tang Dynasty, from 681-907 AD, the Silk Road reached its apogee as a conduit for trade and culture between countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. As its starting point in China, Xi’an and its West Market were at the heart international trade over centuries. DTXS has restored the original market, on its historical site and created a unique museum.
The company’s core development projects focus on the 21st century Silk Road Economic Belt, established as a priority by China’s President Xi Jinping. The goals are to facilitate trade, sustainable development, and connectivity among the 3 billion people living in the 40 Silk Road countries of Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
In support of President Xi’s proposal to “jointly build the Silk Road Economic Zone”, DTXS is working with the International Chamber of Commerce, UNESCO, the China Chamber of International Commerce, the UN World Tourism Organization and other partners to build the Five Silks Project: an international initiative by business and governments to promote trade and development through revival of the ancient Silk Road.
As DTXS' signature initiative the Five Silk Projects encompasses the Online Silk Road; the Silk Road International Expo Park; the Silk Road Commerce, Tourism and Culture Exposition; and the Silk Road Cultural and Academic Research Institute. The Five Silks Project is recognized internationally as a model private enterprise initiative, combining culture and business to promote the sustainable growth of both.