Xi Jinping’s first visit in Monaco. Monaco may become a special hub for the digital silk roads and a showcase for Huawei’s 5G in Europe.
Italy’s undersecretary of state Michele Geraci stated that the BRI is a debt trap for Sri Lanka, Malaysia and maybe Pakistan!
Italy and China have just signed a a memorandum of understanding about the Belt and Road intiative. This is a first step towards EU integration in the BRI.
Wang Yi reaffirmed China’s commitment to the European partnership, and stressed that cooperation between the two regions is crucial for world stability.
Without coordination at the European level, the various connectivity projects between Europe and China are likely to compete with one another.
From March 12 to 15, 2019, the MPIM (International Market of Real Estate Professionals) took place in Cannes, France. A roundtable was dedicated to the Belt and Road Initiative.
In February 2019, the British Chamber of Commerce in China, published a report on education in the BRI, and on opportunities for British education.
From 15 to 17 February 2019 was held the 55th Munich Security Conference. Over the years, this event has become a major meeting place for leaders from around the world who can discuss global issues related to security and defense.
During the first week of January 2019, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi inaugurated an African tour and traveled to Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal. Africa embraces the Belt and Road Initiative!
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.