The Brussels-based think tank Bruegel set out to gauge perception of the belt and road scheme among participating and non-participating countries. Using the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone, Bruegel conducted an analysis of broadcast, online and printed news from 132 countries between May 1, 2017 and April 25, 2018. Generally, the study found the belt and road scheme to be well perceived, with no significant gap between those countries participating and those which do not.
The paper summarizes Deloitte's key insights on the ongoing evolution of the Initiative. Furthermore, it lays out how industry players can benefit from the BRI's new focus on international participation and project quality.
This document was released on April 22, 2019 by the Office of the Leading Group for Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative, a few days before the 2nd Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing, China.