International Stories Contest 2018

We are keen to know about your story of Chinese engagement around the world through mini-essays, photos or short videos. Big prizes await you!

Join our competition and win big!

You can win great prizes including $1,500, a Kindle, a Polaroid Camera or a 3-day ALL EXPENSES PAID trip to Beijing!

Gain the opportunity to cooperate with famous writers, photographers or directors!

China’s global links have created one big community, connecting people economically, politically and culturally.

Walking this road together has helped people from all over the world realize their dreams and find a place to call home…

So, what about you? How has China’s involvement in your country affected you? Tell us “Your Story” to be in with a chance of winning great prizes.

We want you to share your short films, photos or articles on Facebook or Twitter about your experience of Chinese engagement around the world. Those who produce the best works have the chance to win the amazing prizes.


People of any age, any country who are interested in Chinese issues, China’s engagement around the world or China’s influence on the international stage.



Type your story, post it and share it on Facebook or Twitter.

Don’t forget to @ your friends and add the hashtag #BeltandRoad #MyStory.

The articles MUST

1) be relevant to China’s international engagement and how it has affected you

2) Include a title

3) be within 500 words

We will then invite experts to choose the BEST article. This is based on the content and structure of the story. 


HENDY YUNIARTO: OBOR in the Eye of a Native Indonesian Teaching in China


A photo that represents your China friendship story – post it and share it on Facebook or Twitter.

Don’t forget to @ your friends and add the hashtag

#BeltandRoad #MyStory.

The photo must:

1) be relevant to China’s international engagement

2) be a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 3,000 pixels on the longest side

3) Include a caption or description explaining its links to China

Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact.


Δ In Mombasa, Kenya, locals celebrate the first batch of diesel trains manufactured by Chinese enterprises for the 480-kilometer-long Mombasa-Nairobi railway,  January 11, 2017

Δ An American buyer looks at exhibits of a Chinese fabric producer at the Chinese Textile and Apparel Trade Show in New York, the United States, July 23, 2018.

Δ Photo taken on Aug. 30, 2018 shows the aerial view of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, in Maldives. The China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, the first cross-sea bridge in the Maldives, opened to traffic on the evening of Aug. 30. The bridge is an iconic project of the Maldives and China in co-building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.


Film your CHINA FRIENDSHIP story, post and share it on Facebook or Twitter.

Don’t forget to @ as many friends as possible and use the tag of #BeltandRoad#MyStory.

The video MUST be

1) Relevant to B&R topic

2) no more than 10 minutes

3) contain clear images and an attractive title

4) have subtitles or your narration

5) have a clear storyline and you in it

6) Your work MUST fit the criteria to be eligible

Experts will judge on the narrative and technique, then choose the BEST short film. 



Please submit your works online. You can send them to us through email. You can also post your works to Twitter or Facebook then @ our accounts.

The posts or tweets that record the highest number of retweets, likes and comments will have the chance to win some great prizes!


Facebook: China Focus 

Twitter: @China__Focus


THREE BIG PRIZES will be awarded, as follows:

Grand Prize of the Short Video Category: $1,500 & a 3-day ALL EXPENSES PAID trip to Beijing

Photos Category Winners: The winners of each of the category will receive a Polaroid Camera & a 3-day ALL EXPENSES PAID trip to Beijing

Readers’ Choice of Mini-Essay Category: The winner of the online Readers’ Choice award will receive a Kindle & a 3-day ALL EXPENSES PAID trip to Beijing

Online Features:  China Focus may select mini-essays, photos and short videos for highlight on its website or display in a publicly accessible contest archive; such selections will be made in the China Focus’ sole discretion.

♦ Two prizes per person; winners may receive additional non-cash prizes. Winners must sign a release and license, as well as a declaration of eligibility, and will be responsible for paying any notary public fees or taxes they may owe on a prize.

♦ Winners who come to Beijing will gain the great opportunity to cooperate with famous writers, photographers or directors.

♦ Those posts or tweets that record the highest number of retweets, likes and comments will have the chance to win some great prizes. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Welcome to share the contest info with your friends or families. Thank you so much! 

About China Focus

China Focus, one of China International Publishing Group (CIPG)’s major projects, was established in 2018. Through new media, we aim to create an omnimedia platform for international communication, and promote the deep integration and development of traditional media and new media. We focus on major events and hot topics in China. We also shed lights on the latest developments of world hot issues and the key events in the bilateral and multilateral activities. Make the voice of China be heard, and the development of China be seen by the world.

International Cooperation

China International Publishing Group (CIPG) and its subordinate publishing houses plan to unify and build a brand-new platform – China Focus. This is to establish long-term international cooperation with influential mainstream media outlets in countries around the world, including the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, etc.


We focus on the analysis of the latest news in China and around the world. Instead of just presenting the latest news to our audience, we prefer to dig into the facts and reveal what’s behind the news. We present you with the latest and most authentic news and stories about China, and introduce the country to those who want to know more about it.

Authoritative Experts

We invite experts and scholars in various fields to share their views on hot topics. They will present their in-depth, professional analysis for readers’ better understanding.

Distinctive Viewpoints

Different points of view on a hot topic will be presented here. With creativity and insight, we aim to offer you an opportunity to see an issue from a distinctive perspective way so that you can gain a thorough understanding.

Inclusive Coverage

We cover a variety of topics: Business, Politics, Science & Technology, and Environment.

Special reports will cover the current key topics: Two Sessions, B&R Initiative, 40th Anniversary of China’s Reform & Opening Up, and Sino-Us Trade Tensions.

Various Forms

Words, pictures, videos, animations, live-streaming and other forms will be used to achieve mobile terminal, interaction and vision-oriented communication.

Overseas Social Media

China Focus is designed for overseas social media users. We have developed our English website, Facebook, and Twitter. These accounts also post videos and pictures to tell the stories of China.

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