In Central Europe, the 3 Seas Initiative can be developed along the Belt and Road Initiative to support connectivity between Europe and China.
In Summer 2020, China-Europe rail freight transport surged. Europeans needs to sustain this trend when the pandemic is over.
On 14 September, was held a virtual summit between European Union and Chinese top leaders to discuss about a Comprehensive Investment Agreement.
In early September, Yang Jiechi, the head of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, travelled to Spain and Greece to improve EU-China dialogue.
For his first visit abroad since the global disease outbreak, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chose Europe.
Even if the BRI projects in Europe are slowing down because of Covid19 pandemic, a Sino-European partnership remains a priority for both parties.
Serbia can become a major interlocutor in the Sino-European dialogue if it continues to move closer to the EU while strengthening its relations with China.
The EU Africa strategy may be an opportunity for trilateral cooperation with China as argued by China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang.
In late December 2019, the Chinese ambassador in Paris, Mr. Lu Shaye invited France and the European Union to join the new Silk Road.
In September 2019, EU and Japan agreed to launch a sustainable connectivity project. Is this a possible alternative to the BRI or a complementary project?