Specifically, Meng Wei, the Spokeswoman for the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), during a Press Conference in Beijing added that amongst those that have signed the deals are developing, developed countries and companies that wish to collaborate to explore the third-party markets.
A recently launched report presented the latest trends in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) investment during 2017 to 2018, adding that China's non-financial investment in BRI countries increased by 9% and trade volume was up 13% from 2017.
Additionally, when it comes to connectivity deals, projects of China-Laos Railway, China-Thailand Railway and Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway are steadily carried out, and Gwadar Port and Piraeus Port projects are going on smoothly. By the end of October, about 20,000 China-Europe freight trains have been operated.
Concerning trade, China has seen an increase, as its import and export with the Belt & Road countries totalled around 950 billion U.S. dollars, whereas non-financial direct investment to these countries exceeded 10 billion U.S. dollars in the first nine months of 2019.
China has also agreed to currency swap agreements with more than 20 countries taking part in the BRI.
In an explanatory video, CNBC International's Xin En Lee presents the Initiative and how it works, highlighting the advantages of the initiative to China.