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AMS 2017: Promoting media exchanges to boost common global development

Editor: 丁倩 丨CCTV.com

06-06-2017 18:52 BJT

By Li Shouen, CCTV.com reporter

To promote media cooperation between China and other Asia-Pacific nations and regions, and among nations en route the Belt and Road Initiative, and to enhance the Silk Road spirit of "peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit," the Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2017 is held in Qingdao, Shandong Province on June 6 – 8.

Participants to the AMS

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the Asia Media Summit (Photo/ Zhao Xiaobing)

Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice-Premier of China, Liu Yandong delivered a keynote address.

She called for participants to strengthen media responsibility and cooperation to insert more "positive energy" for implementing the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and constructing "a community of shared future for all humankind." 

Liu said media cooperation is an important part of deepening regional cooperation and jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative.

She hopes all Asian nations adhere to the principles of peaceful cooperation, openness and inclusiveness and mutual learning and benefits, and respect different paths chosen by different countries and the diversity of various cultures to strengthen social responsibility, push forward the progress of civilizations and promote people-to-people bonds.

More than 450 delegates, including ministers and high-ranking officials, leaders of media outlets, professors and technicians in the field from 48 nations and 7 international organizations are also in attendance.

Themed, 'Media on the frontline of Global Development,' participants had discussed, under the new situation, how the media should face challenges to better serve global development goals and to promote exchanges and mutual learning of different cultures.

The summit plays an important role in enhancing strategic dialogues between China and other Asia-Pacific nations and regions.

The Summit is organized by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), and co-hosted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) and Qingdao Municipal People’s Government.

It is the 14th annual AMS and the third time China has convened the summit since 2004.

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