by Song Jingli and Zhu Lingqing
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhuanet) -- China-Russia Internet Media Forum will be held in Tianhe district, Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province between Oct 28 and Oct 29, 2016.
The forum, whose theme is "development and cooperation between Chinese and Russian internet new media organizations", aims to enhance people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, create an information platform for the Belt and Road countries, enable relevant enterprises to hold dialogues and further promote development in the cultural, creative and information industries of the two nations.
With the assistance of Sputnik News Agency and Radio, the forum will be hosted by China Daily website under the guidance of the organizing committee of Sino-Russian Media Exchange Year and the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.
Due to achievements made by Guangzhou's Tianhe district in recent years in technological innovation and international exchanges, it was chosen as the venue of the forum, a major event of the 2016-2017 Sino-Russian Media Exchange Year, which was proposed by President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in 2015, according to the organizer of the event.
The China-Russia Youth Leadership Summit for New Media will be held over the same time in Guangzhou's Tianhe district.