BEIJING, May 17 (FAM) – China on Monday wrapped up its first “Belt and Road Initiative” forum with the attendance of 29 state leaders and more than 1,000 foreign government representatives. Here are five things to watch for next with the belt and road plan.

  1. In his address wrapping up the two-day forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday that China would host a second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in 2019. China will also sent up a consultation committee and liaison office in preparation for the next summit. The two-day event looks set to become a regular occasion for showcasing China’s diplomatic might and its progress in its ambitious globalisation plan.