Ever since China launched the initiative, it has received positive responses worldwide as Beijing has vowed to promote the program based on mutual benefit and the spirit of inclusiveness as well as sustainable development.
Engstrom Anna, analyst for economics, policy and governance at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told Xinhua that the initiative certainly is getting a lot of attraction worldwide, adding that everyone is “quite excited” about China’s idea.
“We are seeing a lot of cooperation from China in Thailand, Serbia, and Hungry,” she said, adding that the most substantial achievement for the initiative is that China has actually bolstered its mutual trust with other countries, which she believes is the foundation for their future cooperation.
Jonathan E. Hillman, fellow and director of the Reconnecting Asia Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, believes the initiative is “hugely ambitious.”
He said many in the West are encouraged by the economic potential, because if it works well, it does benefit all the participants, including the West.
Charles Onunaiju, director of the center for China studies in Nigeria, said the initiative one of China’s most important contribution to human kind in the 21st century, and it presents great opportunity to connect the entire African continent, and the Africans take it very seriously.