In November 2019, the USA, Japan and Australia launched the Blue Dot network. Can this new initiative compete with China’s Belt and Road?
Greece’s Piraeus port is to become a major hub in the Mediterranean, but more coordination will be required between Greece, Europe and China.
On November 15, 2019, was held in Paris the first conference to promote economic and commercial cooperation between Wuhan and France.
In late September 2019, the master plan of the city of Gwadar in Pakistan was finally approved by local authorities; large projects may now start!
The Belt and Road Summit 2020 will take place in Dubai, UAE on 18 & 19 March 2020. This event will highlight the role of Dubai in the New Silk Road.
On November 4 & 5, 2019, will be held in Paris; the “Silk Roads: Smart Territories” conference, that will inaugurate the “Silkologies Initiatives” program.
Iraq will soon join the BRI in order to develop relations with China. The BRi will help for the reconstruction of Iraq and stability in Middle East.
San Marino is looking for developing relations with China by joining the BRI. San Marino may become a major financial and tourist destination with the BRI.
Arbitration and Mediation may be interesting tools to solve commercial disputes between parties involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Green finance may help for the decarbonization of the Belt and Road Initiative. More cooperation and incentives must be developed to make the BRI greener.