The president of the China Media Group (CMG), Shen Haisijung, said that in 2023, CMG will continue to be friends with foreign media and improve communication between different civilizations, but also to carry out its media mission of spreading the common values of all mankind and promoting the building of a community with a common future for mankind.
“We will advance with strength and courage in the New Year. We will show the international community a new image of China in a new era from multiple perspectives,” Shen said in a New Year’s greeting to overseas audiences via China Global Television Network (CGTN), China Radio International and the Internet. Shen reminded that during 2022, the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was successfully held, where the tasks were clearly defined, as well as the direction towards the all-round improvement of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, through Chinese modernization.
He added that “as someone who participates, witnesses and records the most important moments in the new era, the Chinese Media Group showed the events of the Congress to the whole world with great efforts” and published “a group of quality thematic series such as ‘Steering’, ‘Decoding the past decade ‘, which vividly told the fascinating stories of the past extraordinary ten years”.
He stated that CMG in 2022 was exploring ways for convergence and innovation in the format of “thinking plus artistic expression plus technique”. “In reporting on the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese media group achieved a perfect harmony of the Olympic spirit and Chinese culture through the ‘romance of Chinese style’ full of scientific and technological feeling, and highlighted the charm of winter sports in the best possible way by applying high technology in live transmissions,” he said, adding that CMG has received praise from the Thomas Bach International Olympic Committee.
“China in Ancient Books”, “Poetry and Painting in China” and other programs produced by CMG, according to Shen, are artistic interpretations that show how Chinese civilization continues.
“These programs also represent a constant search for the beauty and unity of human civilization. The Spring Festival Gala, the Mid-Autumn Festival Gala and other artistic galas of Chinese traditional holidays have caused great attention and love for Chinese culture abroad. The Chinese Documentary Film Festival ‘China-Africa Friendship ‘ and other film exhibition activities have become a bridge for mutual understanding and joint learning between civilizations and people,” he said.
Shen reminded that last year the first CMG Forum, Forum for Cultural Communication of China and Argentina, Forum for Media Cooperation with Arab Partners and other media forums and activities with different topics were held, further deepening the mechanism of regional cooperation between media partners and friendship with international media. partners in the field of exchange and interaction.
After the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, through 58 media activities abroad with the theme of ‘China and the world on a new path’, opinions were exchanged with friends from all over the world about the contemporary value and global significance of Chinese modernization, and responses were received from over 2,000 international media partners. he added.
Pointing out that Chinese President Xi Jinping has repeatedly emphasized that China stands resolutely on the right side of history, on the side of the progress of human civilization, in an effort to provide Chinese wisdom and a Chinese solution for the peace and development of humanity, Shen added that communication capacity is an important indicator of world media, and that authenticity represents the life of all media.
Over the past year, CMG has enriched the global reporting network and worked to increase the capacity of reporting on current events around the world, increasing the number of languages used from 44 to 68, covering 233 countries and regions around the world.
In reporting on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the global pandemic, CMG was not guided by prejudice, but adhered to the truth and sent an objective and fair picture of those events and offered Chinese solutions to the international community, the president of CMG concluded in his New Year’s greeting to the audience abroad.