The UK had first move advantage in BRI by taking the initiative on AIIB. Because of that we were offered the next first move – to sign an agreement with China on BRI. This was not possible due to various pressures such as Brexit and some friends who were dubious about BRI.
Now Austria has taken our position. And we can watch as the European relationship with China changes and twists.
Unusually Xinhua – the Chinese News Agency – has published a story about a PWC report on BRI-