A Lively and Meticulous Exchange of Views
Uzbekistan Today hosted a meeting on August 10 with representatives of China’s Jiangxi Daily led by the deputy editor-inchief of the newspaper, Mr. Chen Xiaoyun.
At the talks, Uzbek journalists got familiarized with the specifics of modern information-analytical and publishing work of Chinese media on the example of this publication. Also, a fruitful and thorough exchange of views took place between the two parties, during which they discussed common features and distinctive traits in the activities of print media in the PRC and Uzbekistan, in the operation of their websites, as well as prospects for establishing partnership relations between Uzbekistan Today Information Agency and Jiangxi Daily.
Jiangxi Daily is a daily newspaper in the People’s Republic of China, published in Jiangxi Province with a total circulation of 50,000 copies in Chinese, and the office is located in a 23-story administrative building in the provincial capital, Nanchang. The edition has its own publishing complex, as well as a website: www.mjnews.com.cn (in Chinese). Jiangxi Daily was established in 2000 and amid rapid growth over the past 20 years in the number and circulation of Chinese print and electronic media, it is now ranked 20th among the provincial newspapers of the country on such criteria as the quality of the information being posted. Noting the characteristic features of the modern information and publishing work of the newspaper, the journalists spoke about the serious attention paid to them in the content of all eight of its pages, the quality of printing and photographs. Chen Xiaoyun emphasized the high professionalism and competence of nearly 1,400 staff involved in the daily process of collecting information, preparing materials for all key headings and sections of the newspaper, making and designing, preparing and posting photographic materials ( more than 50 photo correspondents work for the newspaper); as well as editing and releasing its issues.
Among other significant features of the publication, characteristic of all Chinese media, Chen Xiaoyun also highlighted the active use at all stages of the information and publishing work of the newspaper of modern communication technologies of Chinese production, the wide application of social networks and mobile applications such as Weibo, WeChat, and also analogues of foreign social networks (Facebook, Twitter and others). Sharing the experience of the successful financial activity of the publication, he pointed to the main share of the income received by the newspaper from advertising of Chinese industrial and commercial companies and the organization of a large number of advertising actions (sale of real estate, housing, etc.).
Chinese journalists showed also a significant interest in all aspects of the information and publishing activities in Uzbekistan Today Agency, the peculiarities of the work and expressed willingness for mutually advantageous and fruitful partnership relations with one of the leading information agencies in Uzbekistan in the course of a specific discussion of this issue in the near future.