In Ethiopia, the Silk Road Fund and the US-DFC are backing competiting projects in the newly open telecom sector.
The BRI: creating alternatives to the Suez Canal
The recent blockade of the Suez Canal shows how important the construction of alternative roads with China’s Belt and Road Initiative is.
DR Congo and Botswana joining the BRI
In January 2021, during Wang Yi’s African tour, Botswana and DR Congo joined the Belt and Road Initiative to develop more ties with China.
President Xi Jinping spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron on the phone.
On December 9, 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with French President on the phone to increase cooperation between China and France.
Obstacles to the BRI in Kenya
The implementation of the BRI in Kenya has been facing some obstacles. However, Kenya and China share many interests in jointly developing this initiative.
Africa and China, a strong partnership
China and Africa need to continue to dialogue and thus ensure greater entente between Africans and Chinese, in order to avoid misunderstandings.
China and the European Union’s Africa strategy
The EU Africa strategy may be an opportunity for trilateral cooperation with China as argued by China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang.
Do you speak “Belt and Road”?
With the BRI, Chinese is now an attractive language for students all around the world, but China is also learning many local languages.
Mali officially joins the BRI
On July 25, 2019, was held in Bamako a ceremony for Mali’s accession to the BRI in presence of Foreign Minister Tiébilé Dramé and Ambassador Zhu Liying.
“China’s Grand Strategy”, understanding the BRI by Professor Kashmeri
Book review: Kashmeri, Sarwar, A. (2019), China’s Grand Strategy ; Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy, Santa Barbara, Ca : Praeger, ABC-Clio.