Published 23 April 2019, by Wendyl Martin

Beijing – Publishing group Independent Media is now part of a new international network of media outlets who will exchange content and training opportunities linked to the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative.

Founded in the build-up to China’s second Belt and Road Forum later this week, the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) aims to “strengthen understanding, friendship and co-operation” between media from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The organisation is lead by China’s People’s Daily, one the largest news organisations in Asia.

The BRNN’s charter states that as chair of the organisation, People’s Daily will supervise and push forward the implementation of the major work of the BRNN.

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