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StarTimes video competition opens up for entries

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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.

Pay Television broadcaster StarTimes Media is the media partner of the competition and where through its own media platforms and localized resources will provide strong support for the promotion of the event in across Africa.

Organized by 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.

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

As such, the organizers are inviting local media practitioners and ordinary citizens 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.

Submission Method:

Submission by email: Participants can send the video with the title and introduction of the work, name of contestant and contact information to The outcome will be communicated by the organizing committee through email.

Uploading via social media platforms: Contestants 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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