The 3rd 21st Century Maritime Silk Road China (Guangdong) International Communication Forum kicked off in Zhuhai on October 22nd.
Co-hosted by CCTV and the Guangdong Government, the forum gathers academics and media practitioners from home and abroad to brainstorm on how the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area could benefit the development of the Maritime Silk Road, an important component of Belt and Road.
Ma Xingrui, Governor of Guangdong, Fu Hua, head of Guangdong Publicity Department and Xue Xiaofeng, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR also presented at the opening ceremony.
Fu Hua said Guangdong is the biggest economy in China and a key hub of the Belt & Road Initiative. "Guangdong will adhere to President Xi's thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, seize the opportunity of development of the Greater Bay Area, and join hands with Hong Kong and Macao to cooperate with Belt & Road countries and regions," said Fu Hua, "we will also share the stories of China, Greater Bay Area and Guangdong when developing Shenzhen as the demonstration district."
Hu Bangsheng, Executive Vice Director of the Organizing Committee of the forumand Member of Editorial Affairs Committee of CCTV, hopes to further the partnership with oversea media and jointly report on the opportunities of the Greater Bay Area, and eventually to boost the development of the B&R countries and regions.
To strengthen media communication, Han Yonghong, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of LianheZaobao, suggested that Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao media could further their partnership with oversea media, and introduce the Greater Bay Area oversea through various activities such as exhibitions and forums.
"Nanfang Media Group, a mainstream media group of Guangdong, and Singapore Press Holdings Chinese Media Group jointly organized a media and culture exchange week in Singapore in June," said Han, "the event is a very good trial of media cooperation that promotes Singapore and Guangdong to the audiences of both places. And we will focus on the report on the Greater Bay Area for in next step."
More than 300 representatives including governmentofficials, entrepreneurs, academics and media practitioners participated in the event. Global KOLs such as Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Owner in economics and David Gosset, Founder of Sino-European Forum also presented at the event and delivered speeches.
Author| Jasmine Yin
Editor| Wing Zhang, Olivia Ouyang