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Zoom at CAEXPO: Asia Media Forum Held Successfully in Nanning, Guangxi

Source: China-ASEAN Expo Secretariat    Time:2015-09-18 08:28:25

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On the afternoon of September 17th, 2015, Zoom at CAEXPO: Asia Media Forum, a sideline event of the 12th China-ASEAN Expo was successfully held in Nanning, Guangxi. The Forum, taking “Practice of Asia Media Network and the Maritime Silk Road” as its theme, was sponsored by the Asia News Network and co-organized by the CAEXPO Secretariat and China Daily.
 
Mr. Lai Derong, Vice-chairman of CPPCC Guangxi Committee, Mr. Chen Xiaolin, Vice-Director of Information Bureau under the State Council Information Office of the P.R.C, Mr. SUTHICHAI SAEYOON, founder of ANN, former Chairman, Chief Editor and Founder of the Nation Multimedia Group of Thailand, Mr. Lu Zhongyun, Deputy Director of the Publicity Division of CPC Guangxi Committee, Mr. Kang Bing, Deputy Director of China Daily were present at the Forum. During the Forum, Mr. Lai Derong expressed his cordial greetings to all the guests and media friends and briefed them on the history of CAEXPO. He sincerely hoped the Forum could be a platform for communication, through which, people of Asia and even of the world would pay attention to CAEXPO and participate in it. The Forum would like to, join hands with media of various countries, enhance exchange and cooperation, publicize the Silk Road and write down its stories so as to make its due contribution to the Asian Community of Common Destiny. Mr. Chen Xiaolin highly appreciated and expressed expectations to the Forum. He believed that China and ASEAN are making efforts to be a closer community with common destiny, and the Forum, under the wing of CAEXPO, was bound to create a more enabling international environment for public opinion. We need to build a platform for exchanges and dialogues with far-reaching effects for both the Chinese and ASEAN media. Mr. SUTHICHAI SAEYOON made a detailed introduction to Asia Media Network. He said the Forum not only provides a platform for communication and exchanges, but also calls on experts to share their visions and views on “the Belt and Road” Initiative, which would pool wisdom for the mutual development of China and Asian countries. To this end, the media need to shoulder their due responsibilities. What’s more, Mr. Kang Bing, a representative of the organizers, also highlighted the background and significance of the Forum. He emphasized that China Daily, as an international media, would spare no efforts to push forward China’s relations with its economic partners along “the Belt and Road”, so as to create a more enabling international environment for public opinion.
 
The Forum also invited Mr. Chen Bingcai, Vice-Director of the Division of the Continuing Studies of the Chinese Academy of Governance, Mr. Zhai Kun, Professor and Doctoral Advisor of the College of International Relations of Peking University, Mr. Li Mingjiang, Associate Professor of Rajaratnam International Research Institute of Nanyang Technological University, Mr. CYRIL PEREIRA, Chairman of Asian Publication Convention of Malaysia and Mr. FILIPPUS BENITO LOPULALAN, Director of the Knowledge Management Department of Asian United Economic Council, all of whom delivered keynote speeches during the Forum. Later, the discussion session was carried out, and participants were actively involved in it and exchanged their views and visions open-mindedly.
 
In his keynote speech, Chen Bingcai, deputy director of the training department of the national administration college, said that the “One Belt One Road” Initiative is a proposal which embraces the national strategy of each country and advocate of common prosperity. Though this Initiative was first put forward by China and some expressions were made more from the prospective of China, it was hoped by China that this plan can be coordinated and cohesive with strategy of each country so that the two sides can seek mutual cooperation.
 
He also stressed that China is competitive in funding, capacity and technology of manufacturing industry, overseas projects and construction and puts no more added political limitations in economic cooperation, which provide a solid base for International trade and economic cooperation.
 
Zhai Kun, professor and PhD advisor from the International relations college of Beijing University believed that the development of “One Belt, One Road” needs to combine with other elements such as strategy, education, security and environmental protection.
 
Li Mingjiang, Associate Professor of Rajaratnam International Research Institute of Nanyang Technological University pointed out that the Southeast Asia nations are very active towards the “One Belt One Road” Initiative. Most of the nations are supportive and want to be involved because this is an excellent opportunity for their economic development.
 
CYRIL PEREIRA, Co-chairman of the Malaysia Asia Press Association emphasized that discussions on “One Belt, One Road” Initiative are many, but no one integrated information platform has been built. Therefore, he advocated setting up a portal website to include all strategic content like mission, projects construction, investment and enterprises of the “One Belt One Road” so as to let more people know about the Initiative and take part in its construction.
 
FILIPPUS BENITO LOPULALAN, knowledge management director from the Asia Unification Economic Council shared that the proposal of “One Belt One Road” helps governments to open the door to each other and connect people with different cultural backgrounds together with enterprises. This proposal would make contributions to peace and friendship.
 
Leaders and guests from 16 Asian nations and regions as well as the Senior officials and reporters from 20 medias, namely These medias are  The Daily Star of Bangladesh, the Korea Herald, the China Post of Taiwan, Vientiane Times of Laos, Thailand National Multimedia Group, The Star of Malaysia, The Manichi Newspapers of Japan, Malay Mail, The Katmandu Post of Nepal,  The Myanmar Times, Vietnam News,   Gulf Times of United Arab Emirates, Dawn of Pakistan and Philippine Daily Inquirer, etc. attended this forum.

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