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
In late August 2017, the Government of Thailand announced that the construction of a high-speed train line between Bangkok and Nong Khai, a border town next Laos, will start next October. The first phase of this project will consist of
On June 9, 2017, King of Spain Felipe VI met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The King of Spain recalled his country’s interest in the Belt and Road initiative. The Chinese president said that
Manzhouli in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia is becoming a major hub of the new Silk Road. The city has long been a place of exchange between China, Russia and Mongolia, but the OBOR project has strengthened its position.