This by itself makes it a key international event – a type of equivalent of a G7 for developing countries. But BRICS represents a greater proportion of world economic growth than the advanced G7 economies.
The visit was widely welcomed by African development experts as an opportunity for new cooperation between China and the African continent.
Arab states, as important participants and co-creators of the ancient Silk Road civilization located at the juncture of the land and maritime Silk Roads, are natural partners in Belt and Road cooperation.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang paid an official visit to Germany recently, where he co-chaired the fifth round of China-Germany intergovernmental consultations along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Europe on July 5-11, where he attended the 7th leaders’ meeting of China and the Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC), in Sofia.
Commencing 26th June,2018，Beijing hosted the newly established China-Africa Defense and Security Forum. The forum has attracted an enormous group of delegations from 50 of the 54 African nations.
Forty years ago, on December 18, 1978, a brand-new China was born with late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s winning vision of “reform and opening-up.” Like the “Long March,” it was a battle to make China modern and prosperous under the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Under the circumstances of Sino-U.S. trade frictions and Pro-Brexit, China and the UK might become convenient bedfellows – centered around the Belt and Road Initiative and free trade.
Malaysia’s market previously was abuzz with talk that the project would be ditched by the newly elected Pakatan Harapan government as the cost was deemed too high and not viable.
Beijing- Belt and Road International Forum was held in Beijing on June 28, with the theme of “The Win-Win of the Belt and Road Initiative”.
The first FOCAC was held in Beijing in 2006. Twelve years later, leaders from China and African countries are once again gathering together in Beijing to discuss China-Africa cooperation in a new era.
Today, China is Australia’s largest trading partner both in terms of imports and exports. If anything that would launch Australia and China relation into the next stage, it would be cooperating on Belt and Road Initiative.