A host of cultural and commercial exchanges with foreign countries involved in the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative (Belt and Road Initiative) will be carried out under a newly launched program.
The China International Culture Exchange Center and the China General Chamber of Commerce inaugurated the program in Beijing on September 26.
During the yearlong Belt and Road Cultural and Commercial Multinational Exchange Program, a documentary regarding the Silk Road will be shot, and a forum will be held to discuss a range of topics on culture, art, historical heritage, education, tourism and economy.
In addition, China pavilions will be built in Belt and Road countries to display and sell products made in China, so as to promote Chinese enterprises abroad.
"I believe the program will facilitate the formation of a new platform for cultural and commercial cooperation and promote coordinated development between China and other countries along the Belt and Road," said Wang Xuejun, Deputy Secretary General of the China International Culture Exchange Center.