A first Belt and Road Initiative project may soon get developed in Kiribati by China. Beijing may renovate an airstrip in Kanton island.
Australia cancelled the agreements signed between the state of Victoria and China on the BRI ; this would further harm China-Australia relations.
The state of Victoria in Australia, led by Premier Daniel Andrews, is looking for getting involved in the BRI in spite of federal government’s reluctance.
In November 2019, the USA, Japan and Australia launched the Blue Dot network. Can this new initiative compete with China’s Belt and Road?
With the BRI, Chinese is now an attractive language for students all around the world, but China is also learning many local languages.
US to finance a LNG project in Papua New Guinea: how does this impact the Belt and Road Initiative? Infrastrcuture needs are huge in PNG.
In early May 2019, New Zealand announced that it was ready to work with China to develop a win-win partnership on the “Belt and Road Initiative”.
Following the APEC summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (November 17-18, 2018), several Pacific states leaders confirmed their intention to join in the BRI
The Australian state of Victoria in the BRI In October 2018, Australia’s Victoria state officially joined the BRI. Victoria’s prime minister Daniel Andrews and Cheng Jingye, the Chinese ambassador to Australia, signed a memorandum of understanding related to the BRI.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on July 30, 2018, at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum the upcoming launch of an infrastructure development plan for Asia.