By the Chinese government
• Officials said that the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives will be “open” to all nations and are not limited by geography.
China plans to set up a scholarship for students from nations involved in initiatives to build a Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
The Belt and Road Initiative is in China’s interest, and also in the interest of the rest of the world, according to experts.
Southeast Asia is an important base for the Belt and Road initiative, and the upcoming establishment of the ASEAN Community will benefit both the bloc and its partners.
Countries involved in China’s Belt and Road Initiative welcome China running schools in their areas, but difficulties exist, education officials and other experts said on Aug 4.
The growing interest in the Silk Road is prompting more tourism operators to take people to increasingly far-flung parts of the ancient route and a boom in cruises.
China will hasten the process of building cultural centers in countries along the ancient Silk Road as part of an expansion plan for such institutes.