On October 20, 2011, Liu Yunshan, a Politburo member and Chief of the Chinese Communist Party’s Propaganda Department, met with a group of officials who are in charge of press affairs in developing countries. The group included 23 senior news and press officials and staff members from 12 developing countries. The Party offered a training session in which all of them participated. Wang Chen, the Minister of the State Council Information Office, also attended the meeting.
Liu said, “China and the developing countries enjoy a profound traditional friendship. To strengthen China’s friendly cooperation with developing countries is not only an important cornerstone of China’s foreign policy, but also our long-term and firm strategic choice. In recent years, on the basis of traditional friendship, the relationships between developing countries have achieved new progress. Cooperation and exchanges in the field of news media have been strengthened and mutual understanding and affection have improved.”
Source: Xinhua, October 20, 2011