From 11 to 16 October 2020, was held the 7th Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) in Xi’an, Shaanxi: an example of the cultural BRI.
On 14 September, was held a virtual summit between European Union and Chinese top leaders to discuss about a Comprehensive Investment Agreement.
In early September, Yang Jiechi, the head of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, travelled to Spain and Greece to improve EU-China dialogue.
For his first visit abroad since the global disease outbreak, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chose Europe.
To promote Gwadar and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Europe, OBOReurope and Cooperans have just launched gwadar.eu.
Even if the BRI projects in Europe are slowing down because of Covid19 pandemic, a Sino-European partnership remains a priority for both parties.
China’s decision to limit the construction of skyscrapers illustrates the country’s economic transformation and may shape the BRI.
Serbia can become a major interlocutor in the Sino-European dialogue if it continues to move closer to the EU while strengthening its relations with China.
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.