【High-level Interview】Justin Vaïsse: The Belt and Road has Improved Interconnectivity Among Countries
The BRI is a very positive development but it should really keep in mind that we need these norms of transparency, good governance and we should abide by these international principles so as to make them a real win-win situation.
The values and the principles of the B&R Initiative are really values and principles integrating economies, integrating people, and integrating countries. It’s really the basis of globalization.
“The fact that views on the BRI vary and even go a bit far, in itself, is perfectly normal rather than surprising. Different voices should be allowed, but this means that more explanations should be given if unfavorable reviews exist.”
【BRI Ambassador Interview】UNDP China Director: BRI Is a New Way of Global Governance and Multilateral Engagement
“China is very special in our work because China is, of course, still a developing country, but at the same time it is a middle-income country and it has a lot to offer to the world as well.”
“China is providing an alternative way of globalizing many developing countries which is different from what the U.S. has been doing.”
“It is a national motto of Pakistan, and the meaning is very simple: without unity and discipline, you cannot achieve anything. I think China sets a perfect example in this respect,” the ambassador said.
【BRI Ambassador Interview】UAE Ambassador: Synergy Between the Belt and Road Initiative and the “Post-oil Era”
“The Belt and Road Initiative continues the historical glory of China since ancient times. The UAE’s commitment to the BRI has been evident from the very beginning.”
National Governments, especially from advanced economies, appear to have little appetite to fund their own infrastructure projects, let alone other countries.
The reason why I found China-Ghana investment and trade cooperation very important was that it gave us an opportunity for the “Ghana to China market”.
【High-level Interview】Nicholas Rosellini: Belt and Road Will Provides Opportunities in Sustainable Development
The Belt and Road Initiative is that understanding that we need to also look at ways and means to continue in terms of globalization and to enhance the integration of different countries.
【High-level Interview】Siwage Dharma Negara: China and Indonesia Can Consider Aligning the B&R Initiative and GMA Plan
“ I originally thought that the initiative was limited to economic aspects. However, after gaining a deeper understanding about this initiative, I found that the Belt and Road will not only bring new momentum for global economic growth, but also promote the adjustment of globalization in time.”
When the Belt and Road Initiative was first put forward in 2013, few might have imagined that it would encompass more than 150 countries and international organizations in collaborative projects in a matter of years. The initiative, proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and consisting of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, aims to boost connectivity along and beyond the routes of the ancient Silk Road. With a view to enhancing both China’s development and its cooperation with global partners, it focuses on cementing links in five key areas: policies, infrastructure, trade, finance, and people-to-people bonds. Policy coordination The number of cooperation documents signed between China and other countries has increased substantially as the circle of participants in the Belt and Road Initiative widens. Italy became the first member of the Group of Seven to sign a memorandum of understanding on the initiative with China in March. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Italy is glad to seize this historic opportunity to join the Belt and Road Initiative, with its special geographical advantage in building connectivity. To date, China has signed 173 cooperation documents with 125 countries and 29 international organizations. According to Building the Belt and Road: Concept, Practice and China’s Contribution issued in May 2017, there were only 46 agreements with 39 countries […]