The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Forum opened

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UPDATED :November 30, 2017


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The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Forum on 'International Communication and Cantonese Companies Going Global,' organized by the Information Office of Guangdong Provincial Government, Zhuhai Municipal Government and China Economic Information Service of Xinhua News Agency, was unveiled in Zhuhai on November 29th. Commissioned by Li Xi, Party Chief of Guangdong Province, and Ma Xingrui, Governor of Guangdong, the opening ceremony was attended by Shen Haixiong, head of Guangdong's publicity department.

Shen made a keynote speech where he indicated that holding the forum is one of Guangdong's action in accordance with the spirit of CPC's 19th National Congress and Belt and Road Initiative, and also the implementation of the work required of Guangdong. Economically speaking, Guangdong is a key province, with strength in media and internet development. In recent years, Guangdong has been particularly focusing on establishing platforms for cultural exchange and communication, especially for media cooperation, playing a role in enhancing international understanding, trust and consensus and broadening consultation, contributions and sharing benefits with the world.

According to Shen, Guangdong will seize new opportunities in the new era and actively shoulder its own duties, comply with the changes in media communication in the new age of the Internet, and make contributions to accelerate the Belt and Road Initiative, helping strategies come to fruition in those countries and regions: the initiative allowing friendly cultural communication along the Maritime Silk Road.

Officials from related ministries of the central Party and government, responsible persons from uangdong's publicity department and Zhuhai's CPC committee and municipal government, representatives from the general consulates of foreign countries in Guangzhou, officials from international organizations, famous scholars, responsible persons from famous companies and media from home and abroad attended the ceremony.

Before the ceremony, Shen met with Jean-Paul Peuskens, Vice-Governor of the Province of Limburg in Belgium, discussing trade, cultural communication and cooperation between the two provinces. Guangdong and the Province of Limburg initiated a sister province relationship in 2015.

Source: Information Office of Guangdong Provincial Government of China