During TNC16 in Prague representatives of the GÉANT and Chinese NREN communities came together to explore ways to jointly promote the 10Gbps EU-China link, jointly funded and operated by GÉANT and its Chinese counterpart CERNET, and to cooperate on technical activities.
The immediate outcome of the discussions was the launch of the EU-China NREN community initiative as a forum for future collaborative efforts and the commitment to build on the strong ORIENTplus brand in their endeavours.

To give the initiative an effective visibility tool GÉANT, in partnership with the Chinese NRENs CERNET and CSTNET, has developed a dedicated website, outlining the background and objectives of the EU-China NREN community initiative. Key features of the site include case studies on existing ORIENTplus users, partner profiles, outlines of technical collaborations as well as an extensive resource library with useful materials to support partners in the development of R&E networking between Europe and China.

The website is intended to be work in progress – a starting point to kick off further collaboration discussions. We rely on your input to populate it further, particularly as far as user stories and technical collaborations are concerned. So do get involved!

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