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BRI & 16+1

Volume 4, 2017

The 16+1 initiative aims to intensify and expand cooperation between China and a block of 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe in the fields of investments, transport, finance, science, education, and culture. Under its framework, China has defined three potential priority areas for economic cooperation: infrastructure, high technologies, and green technologies.

There are clear synergies between the Belt and Road and the 16+1 initiatives, and it comes as no surprise that both were mentioned several times during our forum in Warsaw. The countries with which China engages under the 16+1 framework are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Read on for excerpts from our events in Munich & Warsaw where keynote speakers included:

•     China’s Ambassador to Poland His Excellency Xu Jian;

•     President of the New Silk Road Institute, Prague and Adviser to the President of the Czech Republic, Jan Kohout; and

•     Vice President of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Zhang Wei.

 

Related videos:

China's Ambassador to Poland H.E. Xu Jian at Warsaw Forum

Jan Kohout, President of the New Silk Road Institute Prague at Warsaw forum

This is what happened during our Warsaw event