China News Service published an article on the sixth International Forum for Chinese Media that was held in Chongqing, Sichuan Province from September 17 to 19, 2011. There were close to 600 participants from 50 countries and regions. The forum focused on the ongoing changes in the world’s media environment, transformation opportunities for Chinese media, and the scientific development of the social livelihood issues that Chongqing faces.
The “Chongqing Declaration” was released at the end of the forum. It focused on the subject of the roles that overseas’s Chinese media play on the world’s media stage. According to the Declaration, oversea’s Chinese media will have growing opportunities as “the western language dominance weakens on the world’s media platform.” The article stated that in order to make themselves known to mainstream society, oversea’s Chinese media need to rely closely on the overseas Chinese people to promote further cooperation with and development of the local economy. While the emergence of new media technologies presents both challenges and opportunities for oversea’s Chinese media, they should maintain close cooperation and connections with their home countries including the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, so they can be an international media outlet that speaks for their country.
Source: China News Service, September 18, 2011