China realises that the BRI must be open and inclusive to succeed. They should also surely be aware that such a plan cannot succeed without the cooperation of the host countries and the support of other developed countries.
For the host countries, the potential direct and indirect benefits of the BRI will likely outweigh any concerns of China's global dominance, political or otherwise. I foresee that pragmatism will prevail and they will embrace the BRI for its economic benefits. For other countries who are not directly involved, they can still benefit by participating in the implementation process and partake in the growth opportunities. Non-participation and non-engagement, in my view, is not an option!