GUANGZHOU, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- A communication context conducive to boosting the China-Arab relations is emerging along with the advancement of the Belt and Road construction, Wu Yihong, world affairs studies research fellow and former chief of Middle East Bureau of Xinhua News Agency, said on Wednesday while giving a keynote speech at “The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road" Forum on International Communication and Chinese (Guangdong) Companies Going Global.
Chinese enterprises have played important roles in infrastructure investment in the Middle East, and the Belt and Road Initiative provides unprecedented development opportunities for countries in the region, according to Wu.
Wu said that as Arab media is attaching increasing importance to the BRI, Arab countries’ understanding about the BRI’s concepts of peace, development and mutual-benefit has deepened. Arab media has reported increasing Chinese-related news in volume over the past few years. The relationship between China and the Arab world has been elevated to a new height, and the lack of China's discourse in the Arab world has been changed.
It is an excellent and strategic period for China to boost communication in the Middle East. To further improve China’s international image, Chinese media should make bold innovations in their concepts, contents and strategies, and make unrelenting efforts to promote exchanges and mutual-learning among various civilizations and different groups of people, added him. (Edited by Luo Jingjing, email@example.com)