Nippon Express, one of the five largest logistics companies in the world, inaugurated its first journey from China to Europe on December 20, 2018. This first freight train is expected to connect Xian in China to Duisburg in Germany in just 18 days.
On September 27, 2018, the first Geocultural Forum was held in St. Petersburg. This event aimed at strengthening cultural exchanges between Russia, Central Asia and China. This event organized by “Dialogue of Civilizations” was sponsored by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and the University of Saint Petersburg.
Two Asian airlines companies Air Astana (Kazakhstan) and Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) will begin reciprocal codeshare partnership for several destinations from Central Asia to Australia.
A new route through Caucasus may be added to the various corridors of the Belt and Road initiative. In April 2017, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia signed a protocol on a future Trans-Caspian International Transport route. Other regional states such as
From September 3rd to 5th 2017, the 9th BRICS summit will be held in Xiamen. The BRICS are the association of the five major emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.) The five powers will seek to expand
To ensure the success of the OBOR, China is putting on education. The One Belt, One Road program aims not only at strengthening exchanges between China and the rest of the world but also at ensuring the development of Asia.
On 10 June 2017 was inaugurated the Astana EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan. EXPO 2017 focuses on Future Energy and addresses three subthemes: “reducing CO2 emissions”, “living energy efficiency” and “energy for all”. 115 states and 18 international organizations will take
The “Belt and Road” program aims to increase trade along the ancient Silk Roads. The development of rail transportation between China and Europe is an important objective of the BRI. Trains already link some Chinese provincial capitals to several European
On 10 April 2017, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the China Bond rating agency, unveiled the results of their report on the Belt and Road initiative at a press conference. According to their results, China has invested
While infrastructure is at the core of the Belt and Road initiative, this project also requires the implementation of common commercial and legal instruments and rules for the states of the new Silk Road. The intensification of trade along the