The first cargo train, loaded with 37 containers, left the Belgian city of Liege this week to travel to the capital city of China’s Henan province. The freight route is part of China’s ambitious One Belt One Road project.
The Belgian parliament has cut the endowment of the ever-controversial Prince Laurent after he showed up at a Chinese diplomatic function without the consent of the government, in full military uniform.
As the first European airport to receive yearlong charters organized by a Chinese travel agency, Liege Airport welcomed the tourists from Xi’an with a lion dance performance and a water salute, in which the plane traveled under plumes of water expelled by fire trucks.
The purpose of AIIB is to finance infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, which all border Belgium, got their AIIB applications in much faster.