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StarTimes kickstarts the third Belt and Road Short Video Competition

by Val Lukhanyu
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The Third “Belt and Road” Short Video Competition is on. The event aims at inviting contributors and participants to focus on BRI (Belt and Road Initiatives) while creating and submit short videos showcasing how synergies under BRI between Africa and China are changing lives locally.

This year’s theme is ‘Share opportunities for a splendid future with some of the strategic infrastructure projects focusing on the Mombasa to Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, Lagos-Ibadan Railway, and national digital migration Mozambique.

Pay Television broadcaster StarTimes Media is the media partner of the competition. Through its own media platforms and localized resources, it will provide strong support for promoting the event across Africa.

Organized by the China Public Diplomacy Association, the News Center of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) of China and Global Times Online (, the competition is aimed at showcasing new individual and national development opportunities brought about by international cooperation against the backdrop of the post-pandemic era while detailing stories of people-to-people bonds and how countries have since pulled together through adversity to jointly create a bright future through international cooperation.

As such, the organizers are inviting all members of the public to participate in the competition based on their understanding and perspective of the BRI through illustrative videos.

Each video in the competition tells a distinct story of how China has joined hands with other countries to enhance local construction and economic development and build a community of shared future for mankind. The competition recognizes outstanding videos in various categories including ‘Most Popular Video’, ‘Most Creative Video’ among others.

To submit your videos, all you need to do is, send the video with the title, an introduction of the work, your name and contact information to The outcome will be communicated by the organizing committee through email.

You can also post their works through personal accounts on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok with the tag #WordKaleidoscope.

Timelines for the Third ‘Belt and Road’ Short video competition:

Submission: From 17th June to 27th August 2021.

Voting: From 6th to 12th September 2021

Expert Evaluation: From 13th to 18th September 2021

Results announcement: 27th September 2021

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