On March 21, 2020, a freight train carrying medical supplies departed from Yiwu, Zhejiang to Spain. It is the first medical train along the new Silk Road.
The fight against Covid-19 and future pandemics requires stronger cooperation among nations and the construction of a Health Silk Road.
The EU Africa strategy may be an opportunity for trilateral cooperation with China as argued by China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang.
China and Pakistan are inviting foreign and European companies to invest in CPEC Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and develop activities in many sectors.
Pakistan has just set geographical indications for some local products.These indications will make the “Pakistan brand” stronger along the BRI.
The Belt and Road Initiative is a solution to future epidemics as it boosts cooperation between China and partners in the health sector.
Cambodia plans to build new airports, to support tourism development. For Phnom Penh, the Belt and Road initiative means better regional integration.
Following Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar, the China Myanmar Economic Corridor is getting more attention from Chinese and foreign investors.
A prominent Indian politician Subramanian Swamy recently declared that India was interested in joining the Belt and Road Initiative.
Syria may soon benefit from both Russian and Chinese investment for its reconstruction, and it will start in the port of Tartus.