China hopes media to continue play role in telling story of China-Pakistan cooperation: Wang Wenbin

CPEC Media Forum becomes exchange activity between China-Pakistan media: Cheng Xizhong


BEIJING, A Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson on Tuesday hoped that China-Pakistan media would continue to play their bonding role to tell the story of cooperation and consolidate iron-clad friendship between the two countries.

“We hope friends from the press in both countries will continue to play their bonding role to tell the story of China-Pakistan cooperation and consolidate our iron-clad friendship,” Wang Wenbin said during his regular briefing held here.

He said the Sixth China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Media Forum, hosted by the Chinese embassy in Pakistan and organized by China Economic Net and Pakistan-China Institute, was convened online and offline on December 28.

“This virtual event was attended by around 100 participants including diplomatic envoys from both sides, Pakistani officials, and Chinese and Pakistani representatives from the media, think tanks and universities,” he added.

He said under the theme of “Post-epidemic China-Pakistan Media Cooperation”, attendees had in-depth discussions on topics such as promoting friendship and cooperation between China and Pakistan, and telling the true, mutually beneficial nature of CPEC cooperation.

It is worth mentioning, after six years of development, the forum has now grown into an indispensable exchange platform for the Chinese and Pakistani media with the biggest influence and most remarkable achievements.Seven journalists were conferred with “CPEC Communication Award”.

Those seven journalists were; Muhammad Asghar, correspondent of Associated Press of Pakistan in Beijing; Naveed Hussain, Editor (Print & Digital) Express Tribune, Shafqat Ali, Special correspondent of The Nation, Liu Chang, Journalist of China Media Group Pakistan Bureau, Tariq Sumair, Editor of INP, Amir Ghauri, Editor of The News, Sultan Hali, Columnist, writer, and author of book on China.


The CPEC Media Forum had huge online participation of over 300,000 persons in Pakistan and China, including students and scholars, journalists, and academics, policy-makers, think-tanks, and business and opinion leaders.

In the six years since its establishment, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Media Forum has become the most influential exchange activity between the media of China and Pakistan, the two time-honoured oriental nations, Cheng Xizhong visiting professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law said on Tuesday.

The 6th China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Media Forum hosted by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan and organized jointly by China Economic Net and Pakistan-China Institute was very successfully held, he said in his article published by China Economic Net (CEN).

The 6th China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Media Forum was themed “Post-pandemic China-Pakistan Media Cooperation” and conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions on the opportunities for digital media, media as an engine for the high-quality development of CPEC and China-Pakistan media cooperation.

He said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not only an economic corridor of mutual benefit and win-win sharing, but also a cultural corridor of people’s mutual affinity and telepathy.

At a time when the construction of CPEC has attracted much public attention and achieved great progress, the exchanges between the two peoples should also be steadily deepened, so as to provide strong support for smooth sailing of the giant ship of bilateral cooperation.

As a bridge of communication and an important carrier to shape cognition, the media has unshakable responsibility and can play a very important role.

As for how to give full play to the role of the media, I have the following ideas: First, we should promote media communication through civilization.

From a long-term perspective and strategic level, the media of China and Pakistan should promote exchanges and mutual learning between the two nations with a high degree of cultural self-confidence, build a bridge between the two civilizations, enhance mutual understanding and trust between the two peoples, inject new vitality into the traditional friendship between China and Pakistan, and jointly make a strong voice of oriental civilization.

Second, we should promote the establishment of close relations between the two peoples through media communication. The Media plays an irreplaceable role in spreading ideas, enhancing understanding and gathering consensus.




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