International Seminar on the Belt and Road Initiative Media Consensus

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The region along the ancient Silk Road has been a birthplace of some of the best-known stories on friendshipand commerce that have been passed down the generations. With the main theme of shared peace and common development among different countries, these stories are a treasure that history has left us.

Looking back to the golden era of the Silk Road, China came up with the Belt and Road Initiative, which has evoked common memories of the ancient trade route and also ignited the hope for a brighter prospect of the route in the new era.

Since it was proposed three years ago, the initiative has drawn widespread attention from the international community and received an active response from countries along the routes. Thanks to the joint efforts of all parties, the construction of the Belt and Road has made notable progress, striding forward to a stage of fruitful and lasting development.

The initiative will pave the way for mutual respect and trust, cooperation and win-win development, and mutual learning between civilizations. The spirit of learning from each other and pursuing mutual benefit has been passed down through centuries. The belief in peace, cooperation, openness and inclusiveness has long been held worldwide. The Belt and Road Initiative is an endeavor to carry forward the historical heritage, boost the regional economic prosperity, and maintain world peace and stability, which echoes the aspirations of the people along the routes and conforms to the common interests of the countries involved.

The Belt and Road development is a common cause for countries along the routes, which needs to be cherished and shared. The media of such countries should realize their duty and shoulder their responsibilities, playing a bridging role among civilizations and peoples.

----To be a champion of the Silk Road spirit. Our ancestors chose to carry out various exchanges with each other regardless of distance and hardship, which made the ancient Silk Road a link between different civilizations and a driver for mutual advancement. As the main channel of information spreading and a recorder of history, the media should pass the flame of the spirit of the Silk Road, the essence of which is peaceful cooperation, mutual learning, mutual benefit and win-win development.

----To be an active supporter of the Belt and Road Initiative. Although different media outlets have their own perspectives and focuses when covering the initiative, it is the common responsibility for all media to actively report the common ground of all parties, so as to expand thecommon understanding and create a favorable environment for carrying out the initiative.

----To be a promoter of Belt and Road construction. Through facts-based, objective and vivid reports on interactions and cooperation among different countries, the media can report contemporary stories taking place along the Belt and Road, transmit positive energy to peoples in the region, and convey the voice of the people, helping the people understand the progress of the construction and further advance this initiative.

"A brave heart serves justice, and a sharp mind produces eloquence." The proposal of the Belt and Road Initiative provides a new starting point of cooperation among the media of relevant countries. Interconnection not only paves a road under our feet but also serves as a road of soul. The cooperation among the media should be part of such connectivity. All media should respect the diversity of civilizations and development modes and treat each other with goodwill and sincerity. They should also seek consensus in exchanges and achieve reciprocity in cooperation, in order to realize the social value of the media.

We are willing to cooperate closely to construct a network of cooperation of mutual benefit in the Belt and Road framework, establish a new cooperation mode and explore diversified cooperation platforms. It is our mission to promote the projects in major fields and join our hands to forge a green, healthy, intelligent and peaceful Silk Road, in order to deliver benefits to the people along the routes.

We believe that the Belt and Road developmentwill be fruitful with the relentless efforts of all parties. We are ready to constantly record and tell the stories along the routes, so as to pass down the spirit of the ancient Silk Road and continue its journey in the new era.

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