On 29 July, Qingdao hosted an SCO Media and Think Tank Forum entitled Planning a New Vision for the SCO. The event was organised by the Centre for Europe and Asia (Renmin Huabao Publishing Corporation) of the China Office of Foreign Language Publication and Distribution in cooperation with the Management Committee of the China-SCO Pilot Free Trade Zone. The Forum was attended by high-ranking officials, diplomats, academics and media representatives. The SCO Deputy Secretary-General Grigory Logvinov delivered a welcoming address.
The event was divided into three panel sessions:
1. Championing openness and development, striving for shared prosperity;
2. Maintaining regional security;
3. Promoting media cooperation and unhindered exchange of information.
The parties reaffirmed their intention to work together for the prosperity of the Organisation.