Gov’t appoints members for ‘One Belt, One Road’ committee

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The Macau SAR Government has appointed members for the Working Committee for the Construction of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, according to a dispatch published in yesterday’s Official Gazette.
The Committee comprises ten members representing eight government offices. In addition to the five representatives for each of the five Secretariats, the Committee includes one member from the Macao Foundation, two members representing the Office of the Chief Executive, and two members representing the Policy Research Office.
Tenure of the members will last one year following yesterday’s dispatch.

China launches website
On Tuesday, China launched its ‘Belt and Road Portal’ – the website was launched concomitantly to its official Weibo and Wechat accounts.
The Portal was established ‘with the aim of promoting information sharing, civilization exchanges and win-win co-operation,’ the description on the website reads.
According to the website, some of the Portal’s most important functions include providing scientific and legal explanations about the main ideas and regulations informing ‘One Belt, One Road’ as well as operating as a platform for the exchange and sharing of news, information, data, and relevant policies amongst ‘enterprises, social organizations, and citizens of countries along the Belt and Road routes.’
The website will also act as an online platform connecting participants in the Belt and Road Forum for International Co-operation (BRF) to be hosted by Beijing this May, according to information provided by China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Hua Chungying, in an interview on the same day.