The Belgian port of Zeebrugge is expected to become a new hub of the Belt and Road initiative. Zeebrugge, the port of Bruges, is the second largest container port in Belgium after Antwerp, and the sixth in the Channel-North Sea region (2016). It is also the leading European port for car transportation.
Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, the European Union’s ambassador to China, announced on January 10 that the European Union was working on a connection project between Europe and Asia that could be linked to China’s Belt and Road initiative.
Priority to Africa After a visit to Xian, President Macron went to Beijing on January 9, 2018. He discussed with president Xi Jinping about environmental issues. The two states may increase their cooperation in Africa. One of the main outputs
President Emmanuel Macron began his three-day visit to China in Xian, the ancient capital of the Silk Road, before going to Beijing. The French president showed his commitment to the new Silk Roads; he said in an interview with the
In early December 2017, Kiev and Beijing signed a joint action plan to develop the new Silk Roads, Ukraine officially joined the “Belt and Road” initiative. Chinese Vice Prime Minister Ma Kai and Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman have signed
On November 28- 29, 2017, China Construction 4.0 forum was held in Changsha, Hunan, as part of the”Prefabricated Building and Construction Technology Expo”. Sébastien Goulard, manager and consultant of Cooperans and coordinator of the OBOReurope platform, spoke at the”Belt and
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang traveled to Budapest on November 27, 2017 to attend the 6th China- Central and Eastern European Countries summit. This meeting took place within the framework of the 16 + 1 cooperation which brings together sixteen countries
On 17 November 2017, Dourges rail station in northern France welcomed the first freight train containing only Decathlon brand products imported from China. This train, which left Wuhan on October 28 in Hubei Province, took less than 20 days to
During Russian Prime Minister Medvedev‘s visit to Beijing on November 1, 2017, President Xi Jinping said he supports the development of the Arctic Polar route as a new axis of the Belt and Road initiative. The Polar Route Russia has