For news about the latest developments about the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the Xinhua Silk Road website ( ) can easily be relied on. It provides 21st Century Maritime Silk Road background, countries, routes, China's Arctic Policy, and the integrated information services for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Belt and Road Initiative portal is available in multiple languages, namely English, Thai, Italian and Chinese, for the benefit of a wider audience. It is sponsored by the China Economic Information Service (CEIS).