Media forum boosts mutual understanding between Mongolia, China

cmj_admin  |   2016-08-19  |   HIGHLIGHTS / Activity


Cui Yuying, deputy director of China's State Council Information Office, speaks at the forum in the Chinggis City, Mongolia, Aug. 20, 2016. Chinese and Mongolian media representatives gathered on Saturday in the Chinggis City, capital of Mongolia's Khentii province, for the forum with the theme of "deepening media cooperation and creating a bright future." (Xinhua/Zheng Chuang) 

ULAN BATOR, Aug 20 (Xinhua) -- An annual China-Mongolia press forum that is now in its seventh year has helped the people of the two countries better know each other, giving a boost to the bilateral relations.

Chinese and Mongolian media representatives gathered on Saturday in the Chinggis City, capital of Mongolia's Khentii province, for the forum with the theme of "deepening media cooperation and creating a bright future."

Addressing the forum, Cui Yuying, deputy director of China's State Council Information Office, called on the media organizations from both countries to boost their exchanges and cooperation.

"We have had frequent exchanges of visits at the high level between our two countries. We have had close cooperation in economy and trade, and we have had robust people-to-people exchanges," she said.

"The friendly cooperation between our two countries is now at its best," she added.

The forum gathered more than 90 representatives from some 30 Chinese and Mongolian media organizations, including those from the People's Daily, Xinhua News Agency, China Radio International, as well as Mongolia's national news agency Montsame and its national broadcaster.

Cui called on the media organizations of the two neighboring countries to work together to lead the bilateral relations in the right direction, tell great stories of the bilateral cooperation and deepen the practical cooperation between them.

Held annually since 2010, the China-Mongolia media forum has now grown into an important channel to help the peoples of the two countries better know each other. It has led to a number of practical cooperation projects with win-win outcome, and the cooperation mechanism has been upgraded as the cooperation was expanded and enriched over the years.

Munkhtuul Banzragch, editor of Montsame, said that Mongolian and Chinese journalists have been sharing their experience and views at the forum and that the media organizations have strengthened their cooperation as the cooperation between their countries expanded enormously over the past decade.

She said some media organizations have agreed to cooperate with each other and conduct public survey.

"This is very important step for uplifting the cooperation between the media organizations of Mongolia and China," she said.

The forum this year is also part of the "Feel China" project, which is held under the framework of a China-Mongolia cultural cooperation agreement signed between the governments of the two countries.

Bilateral cooperation between China and Mongolia have expanded in recent years with win-win outcome. Observers said that there is still great space for the two neighbors to further expand their cooperation and that more robust people-to-people exchanges can be a boost.

The "Feel China" project is co-sponsored by China's State Council Information Office, the government of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Chinese Embassy in Mongolia and Mongolia's Ministry of Culture to help Mongolians better understand its southern neighbor.