eRenlai was created in 2006 by Benoit Vermander after the magazine Renlai monthly also published by the Taipei Ricci Institute.
The site is a pan-asian magazine of cultural, social and spiritual concerns which centers on the interaction between the youth of Asia and of the rest of the world, with special focus on the link between cultural diversity, sustainable development and spiritual empowerment, encouraging change by reporting on replicable success stories at the local level. Therefore, eRenlai is also a network of readers and project builders. It aims to gather a new generation of independent info-mediators, contributing to build a pan-asian community. The site offers videos, documentaries, animations, articles and networking tools, available in English, traditional and simplified Chinese.