Belt & Road Initiative projects and tenders: opening the BRI to non-Chinese companies

Belt & Road Initiative projects and tenders: opening the BRI to non-Chinese companies

By Dr. Sebastien Goulard, founder of OBOREurope The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is sometimes considered a project that was made exclusively for Chinese companies and financed solely by Chinese institutions. However, this assumption is wrong as it does not take into account the evolutive nature of the BRI. The Belt and Road is getting […]

“China will remain a global leader in many fields”

“China will remain a global leader in many fields”

by Marcela GANEA   Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, retired astronaut and former president of the Association of Space Explorers has recently been an online speaker during the 3rd China Space Conference and China International Commercial Space Online Symposium, an event organized by FutureSpace Institute and supervised by China National Space Administration together with other Chinese Space organizations. […]

More Westlessness and China’s becoming a New European Power after the pandemic?

More Westlessness and China’s becoming a New European Power after the pandemic?

by Marcela Ganea   The current pandemic reveals the countries’ resilience but it is also reshaping economic sectors. It’s a confusing moment in history but experienced minds see how China, with a strong political leadership, remains economically competitive, believes Liviu Muresan, head of the Bucharest-based EURISC think tank, who has been working with several major […]

Pelješac bridge – an interesting case of infrastructure project under the Belt and Road, funded with EU money

Pelješac bridge – an interesting case of infrastructure project under the Belt and Road, funded with EU money

By Marcela GANEA   Between 10-12 April 2019, in Dubrovnik, the 8th edition of the 16+1 CEEC-China summit took place and Li Keqiang, the Chinese Prime Minister, was present. Apart from meetings with the Croatian officials, bilateral meetings, the press conference and formal statements, one interesting moment took place on 11 April when Andrej Plenković, […]

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”   by Marcela GANEA   On 13 June, the “Golden Victory” operation began in Yemen after the deadline set by the United Arab Emirates for the Houthis to release Hodeidah port under their control expired. […]

The Qatari hostages’ affair may have affected the relations among the Gulf countries

The Qatari hostages’ affair may have affected the relations among the Gulf countries

  At the end of April, The Washington Post was writing in detail about the mechanism by which the 25 Qatari hostages, including 9 members of the royal family, kidnapped by gunmen in a desert area in Iraq near the Saudi border in December 2015 during a hunting trip, were released after 17 months, in […]