On November 20 and 21, 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an official visit to Manila and met with his counterpart Rodrigo Duterte. Philippines are now officially part of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Australia, the United States, India and Japan are reportedly discussing the formation of a competing project for China’s Belt and Road initiative. The best option for the EU is to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative to better protect its interests.
At the China-Europe meeting held in Brussels in early June 2017, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called for more exchanges between the two regions and were fervent advocates of free trade. However, despite their
The majority of European Union member states were represented at the first “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation” held in Beijing on 14 and 15 May 2017. As Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission, said, the European Union