World Ocean Week kicks off
(China Daily), Updated: 2016-11-08
Focusing on maritime industries, the international event looks to promote cooperation in all matters marine
Cooperation with regions along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, especially members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is the focus of the ongoing 2016 World Ocean Week in Xiamen, taking place from Nov 4 to 10 in the coastal city in East China's Fujian province.
The event comprises international forums on the maritime industry, maritime exhibitions and marine cultural activities.
The theme of this year's event is "Jointly Building the Maritime Silk Road: New Vision New Landscape". As ASEAN member countries are the core part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, cooperation with the region is the highlight of this year's World Ocean Week, according to the event organizers.
Wang Hong, head of the State Oceanic Administration, spoke highly of the event's role during the opening ceremony on Nov 4.
"The World Ocean Week is an important platform for ocean dialogues," Wang said.
Two foreign delegates exchange their opinions during the World Ocean Week. [Photo by Wang Zhuangfei/China Daily]