Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state visit to Beijing on June 21, 2018: PNG to get involved in Belt and Road Initiative.
On June 5, 2018, the AWEX (Walloon Export Agency) organised a workshop dedicated to the Belt and Road for the “Wallonia Export Days”.
On May 30 2018, a roundtable entitled “Capacity Building for Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies” was co-organised by Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute and T20.
Angela Merkel traveled to China for a state visit on May 2′-25, 2018. This is the eleventh time that Angela Markel goes to China.
On May 23, 2018, Renmin University of China announced the creation of a new center at its Suzhou campus in Jiangsu Province.
On May 15, 2018, China and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding on the BRI. Thanks to this agreement, Oman is committed to participating in the realization of the new Silk Roads.
US withdrawal from this agreement may have several consequences on relations between China and Iran and the development of the new Silk Roads.
President Moon shared with the North Korean president his project of three new corridors that would connect the Korean peninsula to the rest of the world.
Trade between China and the BRI states increased by more than 13% in 2017. For the first time, the growth rate of imports from the BRI states (20%) was higher than that of Chinese exports (8.5%).
On April 28-29, 2018, the Indian and Chinese Presidents met in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi discussed a number of topics including the (de)militarization of their borders and regional cooperation.