Xi Jinping calls on media to promote exchange between China and world
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on China Daily to present a true, multi-dimensional and panoramic view of China and make new contributions to exchanges and communications between China and the world.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in a congratulatory letter on the 40th anniversary of the newspaper's launch.
The English-language newspaper was founded on June 1, 1981. After 40 years, it has developed into a global, multi-language, multi-media information platform, with its newspaper circulation reaching 700,000 and the number of its multi-media product users exceeding 350 million.
In his letter, Xi extended warm and cordial greetings to all staff members and friends at the newspaper.
Xi said he hoped China Daily would take the 40th anniversary of its founding as a new starting point and bear in mind its responsibility to connect China and the world.
He also called for an innovative approach to better communicate with international readers, the establishment of an all-media communication framework and the building of a high-caliber team, so as to expand the newspaper's global influence and better introduce China's development philosophy, path and achievements.