On November 22-23, the Macau Ricci Institute (MRI) is holding its annual symposium under the theme “Exploring The Silk Road Economic Belt and The 21st- Century Maritime Silk Road: The Challenge of Cross- Cultural Exchange and Communication.” The event aims to explore the cultural and religious traits inherent to the ancient legacy of the Silk Road. “China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road [B&R], announced in 2013, has clearly become a major focus for the country’s efforts to sustain and further develop cooperative relationships with its neighbors near and far, and to work out mutually beneficial policies of economic development for Asia, Europe, and Africa,” MRI says in its website.

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