Ms. Federica Russo (guest author) gives us an introduction to China’s Panda Bonds and how an Italian bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti uses them.
With the BRI, Chinese is now an attractive language for students all around the world, but China is also learning many local languages.
Malaysia’s state of Sabah is looking for being part of the Belt and Road Initiative and invites Chinese companies to invest in Sabah Economic Corridor.
On July 25, 2019, was held in Bamako a ceremony for Mali’s accession to the BRI in presence of Foreign Minister Tiébilé Dramé and Ambassador Zhu Liying.
UK prime minister, Boris Johnson stated that he was very interested in the “Belt and Road Initiative”; but how would a no deal Brexit impact this project?
Book review: Kashmeri, Sarwar, A. (2019), China’s Grand Strategy ; Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy, Santa Barbara, Ca : Praeger, ABC-Clio.
A new Belt and Road Fund for Africa will be set up to increase cooperation between China and Africa. The fund will be chaired by Dr. Iqbal Survé.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, re-elected in April 2019, proposed the creation of a special fund for BRI projects in Indonesia.
China and the European Union are strengthening their cooperation in aviation, a major component of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Xi Jinping continued his journey in Central Asia and stopped in Dushanbe to participate at the 5th CICA Summit, and develop cooperation with Tajikistan.