The special BRI show: 'Vision into Reality'
By CGTN's World Insight

Beijing is currently hosting the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and, to mark the event, CGTN will air "Vision into Reality", a special show co-produced with Kenya's KBC. 

The program is going to be co-hosted by anchors from both sides. The overarching theme of the show is achievements among countries on policy accommodation, business and trade, and people to people exchanges. The program aims to promote the China-proposed initiative, which is helping to boost global economic development. 

CGTN is going to air the special show "Vision into Reality," a co-production with KBC. /CGTN Photo

CGTN is going to air the special show "Vision into Reality," a co-production with KBC. /CGTN Photo

The guests are Peter Kagwanja, president and chief executive of Africa Policy Institute; Zhang Wei, executive director and vice chairman of the board and the managing director of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited; Tirera Sourakhata, general manager of Yiwu Crestone Trading Co. Ltd.; Amedeo Scarpa, director of the Italy Trade Agency in Beijing; Winston Wenyan Ma, CEO of China Silkroad Investment & Development; David Mahon, New Zealand investor and a “Chinese hand”.

Zhang Wei introduced a “zero to hero” story. Nine years ago, when they just took over the facility, Piraeus port had a critically low annual volume. The company put in a lot of work and now it has turned into the biggest container port in the Mediterranean.

CGTN is going to air the special show "Vision into Reality," a co-production with KBC. /CGTN Photo

CGTN is going to air the special show "Vision into Reality," a co-production with KBC. /CGTN Photo

Tirera Sourakhata shared his story of having “Chinese parents”. At the very beginning, his business was very hard, but his Chinese friend was willing to help him. One of them even introduced his family to Sourakhata, and they treat him like their own family member. So he thought the best gift he could give them back is bringing them to Africa.

Amedeo Scarpa presented fresh Sicilian oranges and Italian wine to the audience. He said Italy and China signed an agreement, through which it was possible to increase cooperation, including the export of fresh orange juice and wine.

CGTN is going to air the special "Vision into Reality" show, a co-production with KBC. /CGTN Photo

CGTN is going to air the special "Vision into Reality" show, a co-production with KBC. /CGTN Photo

Peter Kagwanja said the local economy was greatly accelerated by the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway. It was difficult to get a ticket on the train because it was overbooked. The railway made five million schillings on bookings alone, meaning the train was paying for itself.

Full episode of the special program will be aired on CGTN on April 25 at 22:15.