Chinese journalists encouraged to tell stories to world

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-09 18:16:40|Editor: Liangyu
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BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- As socialism with Chinese characteristics has crossed the threshold into a new era, the country's journalists are encouraged to tell its stories well and spread its voice.

It will be an era that sees China moving closer to center stage and making greater contributions to humanity, Xi Jinping said at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October.

China never lacks stories about how the country has achieved an economic miracle and accomplished impossible missions under the leadership of the CPC.

"A community of shared future for humanity," "Belt and Road Initiative," "socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era"... These phrases are frequently heard in media reports around the world.

China is receiving unprecedented attention from the rest of the world. Last Friday, Time magazine declared "China won" on its cover in both English and Chinese.

For Chinese news workers, a better understanding of the country itself is required to convey its stories.

Journalists should strengthen their confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, said President Xi Jinping Wednesday in a congratulatory letter to the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) on its 80th anniversary.

Xi also said he expects journalists to maintain close connections with the people, record the events of the great times, tell China's stories well and spread China's voice.

Media workers must create people-oriented content and be creative in expressing them.

A four-minute video "Four Great Modern Inventions" was a good example which was applauded by both domestic and overseas viewers after being shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in August.

The clip, produced by China's official Xinhua News Agency, featured how shared bikes, e-commerce, mobile payments and high-speed railway have changed people's lives in China. A Facebook user commented, "Thanks guys you are giving me a totally new perspective on China!"

China is expanding its media presence worldwide.

On Oct. 10, 2017, the China Global Television Network News Center was established, producing media products for TV, mobile applications, the Internet, social media and news agencies in multiple forms, languages and channels.

The People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the CPC, launched an English-language app on Oct. 15.

Xinhua now operates around 180 overseas bureaus, reaching over 200 countries and regions.

The media outlets enable more China's voice to be heard and increase the country's soft power.

With new content, tools and channels for telling China's stories, the country's journalists are ready to present China's stories in multi-dimensional manner and from overall perspective in the new era.

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