On the 16th of October, the first Laos-China Railway passenger train departed from Kunming, headed for Vientiane.
Indonesia to (Partly) Finance Railway Project Overrun Costs
The Indonesian government will partly finance construction of the Jakarta-Bandung railway line, a major BRI project.
Agreement on high-speed railway construction in Thailand
First contract signed between Thailand and China about the construction of a high speed railway between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima.
BRI in Europe during the Covid-19 crisis
Even if the BRI projects in Europe are slowing down because of Covid19 pandemic, a Sino-European partnership remains a priority for both parties.
Obstacles to the BRI in Kenya
The implementation of the BRI in Kenya has been facing some obstacles. However, Kenya and China share many interests in jointly developing this initiative.
BRI and the ASEAN: Strengthening Connectivity in Southeast Asia
The China-Southeast Asia Economic Corridor is an important component of the BRI and will link Yunnan Province to Singapore.
BRI projects in Malaysia, a fresh new start?
On 21 August 2018, the newly elected Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir announced the cancellation of three BRI projects in Malaysia, including the “East Coast Rail Link” (ECRL) and two pipelines. But Malaysia is still member of the BRI.
China and Japan together on the train to Bangkok!
In September 2018, a Sino-Japanese committee on public and private investment along the new Silk Roads might be held in Beijing.