The inaugural event of Vision China, a series of talks organized by China Daily, is held at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, Jan 22, 2018 (Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn)
The inaugural event of Vision China, a series of talks organized by China Daily, was held at the University of International Business and Economics on the evening of January 22.
US specialist on China Robert Kuhn, China Daily writer Andrew Moody and China Global Television Network host Liu Xin shared their thoughts on China's new era with an audience of more than 500 from home and abroad.
From left: Zhao Jianguo, head of the international communication bureau of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee; Jiang Qingzhe, Party chief of the University of International Business and Economics; China Daily reporter Andrew Moody; Guo Weimin, vice-minister of the Information Office of the State Council; speakers Robert Lawrence Kuhn and Liu Xin; Zhou Shuchun, publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily; and Zhang Jianmin, head of translation and interpretation for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, pose for a photo at the inaugural Vision China event on January 22 at UIBE (FENG YONGBIN/CHINA DAILY)
Also present at the event were Guo Weimin, vice-minister of the Information Office of the State Council; Zhou Shuchun, editor-in-chief of China Daily; Jiang Qingzhe, Party chief of the UIBE; Zhao Jianguo, head of the international communication bureau of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee; Zhang Jianmin, head of the translation division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as well as some embassy officials. The event's theme was "New era through my eyes", and it was broadcast by China Daily on the internet.
"Vision China is an innovative approach by China Daily to tell China's stories to the world and make China's voice better heard," Guo said. "It's a new action to show China's new look in the new era."
Zhou Shuchun, editor-in-chief of China Daily addresses the event (Photo by Kuang Linhua/chinadaily.com.cn)
Zhou said in his opening speech that China Daily organized the event to salute, embrace, expound and communicate China's new era. He said the national English newspaper of China will always keep a watchful eye on key issues in the development of China and the world.
"We're committed to exploring the global significance of Chinese stories, sharing with the world China's experience, wisdom and solutions to push forward the common development of the whole world," Zhou said.
US specialist on China Robert Kuhn delivers a speech at the inaugural event of Vision China. (Photo by Xu Jingxing/chinadaily.com.cn)
Robert Kuhn, who has studied China for nearly 30 years, said that China's new era is full of changes, opportunities and challenges, and under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has set the trajectory, in all vital areas, of the country's domestic development and international engagement for the next 30-plus years, to midcentury.
"When future historians reconstruct the long history of China, they will likely circle our years as an epochal period of transition and transformation," Kuhn said.
Andrew Moody discussed his understanding of the new era’s influence in the echoes he hears from other countries.
"China's entering into a new era could be a momentous turning point in world history. … China's new era is a new and confident China striding forward into a world that it itself would play a large part in shaping," Moody said.
US specialist on China Robert Kuhn (R), China Daily writer Andrew Moody (C) and China Global Television Network host Liu Xin are seen at the inaugural event of Vision China (Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn)
Liu Xin shared her work experience and talked about a reporter's mission in the new era.
China’s entering into the new era proves the validity and rationality of its development path, showing its confidence in its path, theories, institutions and culture. It consolidates reporters’ confidence in telling fantastic Chinese stories based on China’s successful practices, she said.
Jiang Qingzhe told the media in an interview after the event that the Vision China format is creative and original. The three speakers showed different angles and perspectives on the same topic, which is a meaningful way to help college students better understand China and the world in the new era.
The Vision China talks will continue focusing on Chinese topics that have global significance and invite distinguished speakers for speeches and interaction with audiences, according to its organizers.
Guests attend the inaugural event of Vision China (Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn)
(Chinadaily.com.cn January 22, 2018)