2015-09-15 Source: chinanews.com
Crossroads—2000 Years on the Silk Road, a full-length documentary film, is scheduled to be aired in October on CCTV and 21 overseas media including National Geographic Channel and TVB. Jointly directed by famous Chinese and world-renowned directors, the film is supervised by the Information Office of the State Council of China and produced by China Intercontinental Communication Center in association with In Focus Asia, Singapore.
A Multifaceted Record of the Silk Road
As China's first Sino-foreign co-production on the subject of Silk Road Economic Belt, Crossroads—2000 Years on the Silk Road is an important and grand documentary which keeps up with the times.
The documentary records domestic and foreign enterprises' development in the Silk Road Economic Belt, as well as their contribution to exchanges between China and the rest of the world. Among the stories are those of renowned entrepreneurs, ordinary workers and experts and scholars from different fields. Through these pioneers and achievers, it portrays cooperation in trade, transportation and investment, as well as the changes they brought to the lives of the people along the Belt. It also shows the macroscopic and microcosmic impact of the Silk Road Economic Belt.
Co-construction, Sharing, Win-win and Co-prosperity
Early in 2013, at the Seminar on Advancing the Construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road organized by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, five northwestern provinces (Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang), and four southwestern provinces and cities (Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guangxi) were designated as the land economic belts of the Silk Road.
Entrepreneurs and workers in the cities along the Silk Road Economic Belt have different stories and experiences, but they all have benefited from the development of related area, echoing the core principles of building the Belt—co-construction, sharing, win-win and co-prosperity for the Road.
The Silk Road Economic Belt is a new economic region formed based on the concept of the Ancient Silk Road. Running from Linked to the Asia-Pacific eEconomic cCircle in the east and to the European economic circle in the west, it is considered as the "longest and most promising economic corridor in the world. China has taken the initiative to build and develop the Silk Road Economic Belt, which has made a remarkable contribution to world peace, progress, and development.