Me­dia ties, in­ter­ac­tion with Rus­sia praised at fo­rum

Tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment, mu­tual trust have driven co­op­er­a­tion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By REN QI in Moscow renqi@chi­nadaily.com.cn

China and Rus­sia have main­tained close co­op­er­a­tion in main­stream me­dia in the past year, a se­nior Chi­nese of­fi­cial said dur­ing the Third China-Rus­sia Me­dia Fo­rum on Tues­day in Moscow.

More than 120 rep­re­sen­ta­tives of 75 me­dia agen­cies from China and Rus­sia par­tic­i­pated in the fo­rum and dis­cussed new trends of me­dia de­vel­op­ment and fu­ture co­op­er­a­tion.

Huang Kun­ming, the ex­ec­u­tive vice-min­is­ter of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee’s Pub­lic­ity De­part­ment, said Chi­nese and Rus­sian me­dia have co­op­er­ated closely and doc­u­mented Sino-Rus­sian re­la­tions.

He said there have been changes in in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions in re­cent years, and there has been sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ment of me­dia tech­nol­ogy.

“Me­dia from both coun­tries have the com­mon task of deal­ing with the re­la­tion­ship be­tween tra­di­tional and new me­dia to in­crease in­no­va­tion and en­hance in­ter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tions,” Huang said.

He added that Sino-Rus­sian re­la­tions are the strong­est they have ever been, which pro­vides a solid plat­form for co­op­er­a­tion.

Alexei Gro­mov, first deputy chief of staff of the Rus­sian Pres­i­den­tial Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fice, said the China-Rus­sia Comprehensive Strate­gic Part­ner­ship of Co­or­di­na­tion cov­ers var­i­ous fields of in­ter­ac­tion, in­clud­ing deep me­dia co­op­er­a­tion.

The two coun­tries have es­tab­lished a deep mu­tual trust, al­low­ing me­dia ex­changes to de­velop rapidly, Gro­mov said.

“The me­dia fo­rum is a per­fect ex­am­ple of our fine re­la­tions,” he said.

Sun Shangwu, deputy ed­i­tor-in-chief of China Daily, signed an agree­ment with Pavel Ne­goitsa, pub­lisher of Ros­siyskaya Gazeta.

The two news­pa­pers will con­tinue to work on the Rus­sian edi­tion of China Watch — a mul­ti­lin­gual news prod­uct of China Daily — and co­op­er­ate in other ar­eas.

Pavel Stepanov, gen­eral man­ager of Rus­sian me­dia com­pany Part­ner Cen­ter, said the host­ing of the me­dia fo­rum and other sim­i­lar com­mu­ni­ca­tions played an im­por­tant role in boost­ing the mu­tual un­der­stand­ing of Chi­nese and Rus­sian peo­ple.

Part­ner Cen­ter has co­op­er­ated with Chi­nese me­dia for many years, and has made doc­u­men­taries about China.

Stepanov said co­op­er­a­tion among me­dia com­pa­nies to broad­cast pos­i­tive sto­ries about each other’s coun­try will help to pro­mote bi­lat­eral ties in other in­dus­tries.

Ev­geni Shu­bin, gen­eral man­ager of Rus­sian Os­tantino Tele­vi­sion Cen­ter, praised the highly de­vel­oped me­dia tech­nol­ogy in China. Shu­bin said Rus­sian me­dia de­sires to have more ex­changes about tele­vi­sion tech­nol­ogy with Chi­nese me­dia com­pa­nies, and to make progress to­gether.

REN QI / CHINA DAILY

Guo Weimin (left), vice-min­is­ter of the State Coun­cil In­for­ma­tion Of­fice, and Huang Kun­ming (sec­ond left), ex­ec­u­tive vice-min­is­ter of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee’s Pub­lic­ity De­part­ment, at­tend the Third China-Rus­sia Me­dia Fo­rum in Moscow on Tues­day.

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