In November 2019, the USA, Japan and Australia launched the Blue Dot network. Can this new initiative compete with China’s Belt and Road?
Huawei is to develop 5g network in Russia. This technology could transform industries in Russia as it is already changing cities and companies in China.
Greece’s Piraeus port is to become a major hub in the Mediterranean, but more coordination will be required between Greece, Europe and China.
Education is a priority for both China and Pakistan in developing CPEC: efforts are made to improve literacy among the youth.
On November 15, 2019, was held in Paris the first conference to promote economic and commercial cooperation between Wuhan and France.
Geographical indications of hundreds of Chinese and European products to be mutually recognized. A great way to protect and promote local products!
For his second visit to China from 4 to 6 November 2019, French President Macron highlighted the importance of a European-Chinese partnership.
In late September 2019, the master plan of the city of Gwadar in Pakistan was finally approved by local authorities; large projects may now start!
The Belt and Road Summit 2020 will take place in Dubai, UAE on 18 & 19 March 2020. This event will highlight the role of Dubai in the New Silk Road.
On November 4 & 5, 2019, will be held in Paris; the “Silk Roads: Smart Territories” conference, that will inaugurate the “Silkologies Initiatives” program.