The BRI has already become a vital driver of new growth, especially in the Global South. It is increasingly assessed as perhaps the most globally transformative project launched by any country in history.
Today, the international community must insist on an immediate ceasefire and on the resumption of various elements of a diplomatic peace process resulting in a just settlement of the Palestine Question.
The BRI will serve as a shield protecting China and its partners in the Middle East from future turmoil in the turbulent international political situation, boost national and regional socioeconomic progress, and safeguard the space created for international peace and cooperation.
There is genuine demand among these developing countries for the roads, railways, ports and power projects China has been building under BRI. It fills a vital developmental gap.
They know the process of replacing him is going to be long and chaotic. They know it will lead to government dysfunction. They like dysfunction.
To navigate these challenges successfully, adept diplomacy and consensus-building will be paramount.