On June 30, China and the Ukraine signed a major agreement regarding the financing and construction of transport infrastructure.
On 23rd June 2021, the Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi chaired the Asia and Pacific High-level Conference on Belt and Road Cooperation.
Washington has launched several projects to compete with China’s BRI, but these initiatives suffer from US lack of consistency.
Brunei is looking for increasing cooperation with China under the BRI to accelerate its own develoment strategy called Wawasan Brunei 2035.
Singapore does not require external financing to develop its public infrastructure, but is still looking for taking part in the BRI.
For East-Timor, the Belt and Road Initiative can help for the construction of new infrastructure for the development of this country.
The implementation of the BRI in Kenya has been facing some obstacles. However, Kenya and China share many interests in jointly developing this initiative.
In the current crisis context, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a priority for Islamabad. With CPEC projects, Pakistan will secure development.
On June 18, 2020, State Councilor Wang Yi and officials from 25 countries agreed to develop solutions together in order to recover from Covid-19.
In this article, Ms. Fernando, an expert in South Asian affairs, debunks the negative narrative of Sri Lanka’s participation in the BRI.