The Belt and Road News Network

A Brief Introduction to the Belt and Road News Network

   People's Daily Online   10:37, April 11, 2019

In his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the first Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation, Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out that the creation of a Belt and Road news alliance is an important initiative that promotes people-to-people exchanges in countries along the "Belt and Road".

To implement the spirit of President Xi's speech, People's Daily, along with media organizations from relevant countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, jointly established the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN). As of March 4, 2019, the council of BRNN is composed of 14 members from China and 26 members from foreign countries and regions in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Eurasia. Members of the council cover regions using official languages of the United Nations, with broad representation and influence. People's Daily is the chair of the BRNN, and the secretariat is located at the headquarters of People’s Daily.

The Council of the BRNN is responsible for the organization and coordination of the BRNN, as well as for consulting and carrying out research on major issues concerning the development of the BRNN. The first session of the Council of the BRNN is scheduled to take place on the morning of April 23 at People’s Daily, Beijing. During the session, the Belt and Road News Network Charter, Rules of Procedures of the Council of the BRNN, and the Joint Declaration of the First Council of the BRNN will be deliberated and released. Participants of the session will also discuss and formulate a work plan for the period of 2019-2020 and witness the launching ceremony of the BRNN website and mobile platform for aggregating and distributing news. 

Delegates to the first session of the BRNN Council will be invited to attend a series of activities in accordance with the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.