Book Review: Wolf, S. (2019): The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative Concept, Context and Assessment. Springer.
In late December 2019, the Chinese ambassador in Paris, Mr. Lu Shaye invited France and the European Union to join the new Silk Road.
Koper, Slovenia’s main port is to become a major hub fo the Belt and Road Initiative in North Adriatic sea thanks to good connections to Central Europe.
Turkmenistan is home to many connectivity projects for both energy and transport. The BRI will accelerate the realisation of those corridors.
In September 2019, EU and Japan agreed to launch a sustainable connectivity project. Is this a possible alternative to the BRI or a complementary project?
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.