Beijing, Oct. 10 -- More than 16,<> years ago, our ancestors with runes crossed deserts and mountains, and the world map extended the ruts of the overland Silk Road, becoming a "connecting heart" for friendly exchanges between messengers and a "bridge connecting the bridge" for exchanges and mutual learning between civilizations.

More than a thousand years ago, the ancestors who set sail traveled far and wide, and the stormy waves recorded the course of the Maritime Silk Road, becoming the "great commercial road" on which the people relied for their livelihood and the "main artery" for merchants to operate across the sea.

The thousand-year-old Silk Road has come from history to today. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" initiative, China News Network and the News Center of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council jointly launched the "Footprints - Silk Road 24 Hours" global all-media special program, which was launched in the form of a new special program of "7 days & 24 hours", presenting the fruitful results of the "Belt and Road" initiative in an all-round way over the past 10 years.

In the autumn of 2013, China proposed to jointly build the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", that is, jointly build the "Belt and Road" initiative, creatively inherit and carry forward the ancient Silk Road, the development achievement of human history and civilization, and give it a new spirit of the times and humanistic connotations.

Ten years of driving the wind, ten years of spring and autumn, challenges and achievements coexist; The envoys look at each other, business travel is endless, cooperation and win-win go hand in hand.

On October 2023, 10, the Information Office of the State Council of China released a white paper entitled "Building the Belt and Road: Major Practices in Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind", which shows that the practice in the past 10 years has fully proved that jointly building the "Belt and Road" is a road for all countries to jointly move towards modernization and a hopeful road for mankind to a better future.

At this important juncture, the world-renowned Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing on October 10-17, with the theme of "High-quality Joint Construction of the Belt and Road, Working Together to Achieve Common Development and Prosperity". This is not only the most solemn event to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative, but also an important platform for all parties to discuss high-quality cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative.

Ancient camel bells sway for thousands of years, and history meets today. The ancient Silk Road spanned thousands of miles of journeys and millennia, and also crossed into new era chapters.

Chang'an in ancient times, Xi'an in today's Xi'an, inherits the "Silk Road imprint", and Xi'an International Port Area has witnessed the China-Europe train "Chang'an" departing from Xi'an and reaching the world; From the thousand-year-old port on the ancient "Maritime Silk Road" to today's national first-class port, the ancient Shihu Wharf records the increasing economic and trade exchanges and cooperation between Quanzhou and the countries that jointly built the "Belt and Road"...

20,000 kilometers away, the Gisé hydropower project is carrying Argentina's energy dream, and Chinese and foreign employees from all over the world have formed a warm family here; In Indonesia, the Yawan high-speed railway was officially opened, and the whole system, all factors and the whole industrial chain of China's high-speed railway went abroad to the "first order" in the country of Thousand Islands...

Starting from 10 o'clock on October 17, the special program will start from Xi'an, the starting city of the ancient Silk Road, and Quanzhou, an important starting point city of the ancient "Maritime Silk Road", along the road to jointly build the "Belt and Road" countries, experience the major projects of the "Belt and Road" from a first-hand perspective, and convey the core concept that the "Belt and Road" initiative originates from China, and the opportunities and achievements belong to the world.

We will also take you to the scene of the 3rd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation through the lens to watch the grand event and participate in the grand event. The special program will also invite authoritative experts and scholars to discuss the achievements of the Belt and Road Initiative in the past decade, the ways and measures for high-quality development, and look forward to the farther future of the Belt and Road.

The road forward, invite you to come together! The "Footprints Silk Road 24 Hours" global all-media special program will be broadcast simultaneously on mainstream domestic and overseas platforms, overseas mainstream media and social platforms together with <> Chinese media. Join us on this path rooted in history and facing the future.