In past five years

In past five years, Chinese companies are operating ports in several countries, building high-speed rail corridors across Southeast Asia, constructing highways in Pakistan, bridges in Bangladesh, power plants, erecting new cities and economic zones, laying-out oil and gas stretching across Central Asia, Russia and Southeast Asia, and established a 35-line network of trains connecting central and western China with cities in Europe.
When China promoted the Belt and Road Initiative, it was embraced by many countries and gained praises and support. However, there are still both positive and negative perceptions about the initiative. It was seen as a promising initiative and is commended for its potential to be a catalytic global project. On the other hand, it was also observed to be too ambiguous prompting states to exercise more cautious in adopting the initiative in spite currents projects revealed important details about the initiative, its objectives and mechanisms.