Global Belt And Road Initiative News

The most relevant news in a synthetic and organized way, allowing to detect perspectives and trends in just a few minutes.

November 2020

Just the essential

EURASIA

  • China’s BRI progress has showed strong resilience despite coronavirus. Major projects are progressing smoothly. China-Laos railway, China-Thailand railway, Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, and Hungary-Serbia Railway are all making positive headway. The China-Europe freight rail service network has also expanded, reaching 21 countries and 92 cities.

SOURCE: GLOBAL TIMES


CENTRAL ASIA

  • Central Asian NGOs experts are calling on their governments to strengthen oversight of Belt and Road Initiative projects as anger rises over their environmental and social impacts. Chinese investment in the region has mainly been in infrastructure and extractive industries, attracted by the region’s mineral deposits and hydrocarbons.

SOURCE: THE THIRD POLE


ASIA PACIFIC

  • TAIWAN-US: Taiwan and the US are moving ahead with a plan to finance infrastructure and energy projects in Asia (and Latin America) to counter China’s global infrastructure BRI, amid concerns about Beijing’s commitment to international projects and worsening finances among developing countries.

SOURCE: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

 

ASIA PACIFIC

  • MALAYSIA: Another Belt and Road project was canceled in Malaysia, after the government of the Malaysian state of Melaka terminated an agreement with the main developer of a BRI infrastructure project Melaka Gateway, raising questions about BRI future projects in the country.

SOURCE: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

 

ASIA PACIFIC

  • SOUTH KOREA: China visited South Korea to push forward linking of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

SOURCE: GLOBAL TIMES


EUROPE

  • 3SI: US recently increased its support for the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) to combat Chinese investment through the BRI and the “17 + 1” group. According the western, the BRI and 17+1 was always that China ‘used’ poorer countries in CESEE to penetrate the western markets of France and Germany.  3SI leaders hope to negotiate deals for gas pipelines from Poland to Croatia and highways from Lithuania to Greece’s Aegean coast.

SOURCE: CHINAUSFOCUS

EUROPE

  • TURKEY: As part of the Belt and Road Initiative, Turkey will build a transit-loan based main container port in the Eastern Mediterranean, which will operate as a gateway to the Middle East and Central Asia.

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR