Media's role highlighted for China-Russia strategic cooperation
Strategic cooperation and coordination between Russia and China will be enhanced by the media in both countries, a senior Chinese official said at the opening ceremony of the second China-Russia Media Forum in Beijing on Friday.
The forum will help media outlets in the countries become "close partners" and boost friendship among their peoples, said Liu Qibao, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the CPC Central Committee's Publicity Department.
Leading members of the media from the two countries signed 10 cooperative agreements at a ceremony overseen by Liu and Russian presidential administration chief Sergei Ivanov.
"This is not the first time that we have cooperated with China Daily," Negoitsa said. "We all know China Daily is deeply experienced in telling the Chinese story, which Russian readers are particularly interested in recently.
"We believe China Watch will gain lots of loyal readers in Russia," he added.This year marks the start of the China-Russia Year of Media Exchanges, which was jointly announced by President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in May last year during Xi's visit to Russia.