The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is about to open in Beijing. It will take place from 25th to 27th April, 2019. The Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to deliver the keynote address. It is expected to be an event of tremendous proportions and importance: leaders from 37 countries will participate, including
Think tanks like the Center for a New American Security are on the offensive as China kicks off its Belt and Road Forum in Beijinghoping to offer the world an alternative to the decades-long neo-colonialist policies of the West.