China and Europe are both proponents of an inclusive trade system where the predictability and certainty provided by them is a balancing force against unilateralism. The global multilateral arrangement could have easily reached its tipping point if it was not for the willingness of China and Europe to keep it functioning.
A 2015 IMF report ranks Pakistan third among countries facing such scarcity, with 2025 seen as a crisis point, if not before. BRI is an opportunity that Pakistan intends to fully utilize to overcome its trade and energy deficiencies.
“I think we support the Belt and Road. Thailand would like to make sure the Belt and Road can be linked with our internal infrastructure project, particularly in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).”
“During the course of our history, as a commonwealth country and way back into the British Empire where Britain was connected by trade to most countries in the world, there has always been a spirit of adventure directed towards connecting countries and promoting trade.”
It is impossible for the U.S. to sit idly by because as a hegemonic superpower, it constantly desires dominance of the global system. The U.S. considers the BRI a challenge to its hegemony.
【BRI Ambassador Interview】Ambassador of Greece: Greece Is China’s Prominent Maritime Partner and Land-Sea Corridor
“What we want is to strengthen the already excellent collaboration we have with China in terms of investment, yet there are also more areas we can improve cooperation such as trade, technological collaboration, agriculture, and tourism.”
【BRI Ambassador Interview】Tunisian Ambassador to China: Tunisia Expects to Play More Active Role in Belt and Road
“The Chinese government is now encouraging Chinese enterprises to go global and invest abroad. The two countries have great space for cooperation in the EU market, African and Arab markets, and other areas.”
At the same time, the BRI is also helping the world meet many of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
【High-level Interview】Ong Keng Yong: The Belt and Road Initiative has Enabled China to be More Active on the Global Stage
“Many problems have been solved over the last five years. As people realize that the Belt and Road Initiative is more than ambition, they shall undertake its management and comprehension more effectively.”
【BRI Ambassador Interview】 Ambassador of Ethiopia: We Need Grand Initiatives such as the BRI to Bring us all Together
“The Ethiopia-China strategic partnership, under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, aims to realize the connectivity of the two countries. What’s more important is to create a platform to work together. So this is a great opportunity. It is also the reason that Ethiopia is actively participating in the initiative.”
【BRI Ambassador Interview】 Osama Elmagdoub: BRI Can Be Considered as a Global Comprehensive Development Plan
“The Suez Canal Economic Zone is an Egyptian Initiative that was not related to the Belt and Road Initiative at the beginning. However, it is now being connected to it.”
“If this Initiative does well for others, it will certainly be welcomed by Kuwait.”