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Overseas Chinese Media Share the “China Dream”

On June 8 in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai Province, He Yafei, the deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office under the State Council, and Liu Beixian, President of the China News Agency, met with personnel from overseas Chinese language media for a face-to-face discussion. The overseas Chinese media executives from Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, Malaysia, and other countries shared their "China Dream."

The "China Dream" is not a narrowly defined dream of the Chinese people, but the dream of all mankind and of the whole world," said Liu Yang, the President of VCChina, a Belgian Chinese radio station. Gao Jin, the chairman of the Romania based Europe Bridge Media (欧桥传媒) also believed that overseas Chinese should combine the "China Dream" with the dream of the hosting countries. He Wanmi from Malaysia’s Sin Chew Daily (星洲日報) said, "I am a third generation Chinese in Malaysia. My fellow Chinese there are deeply rooted in the local country, but we still identify ourselves as part of the Chinese culture." Chen Weirong, the President of New Zealand’s Chinese Herald (中文先驱报) said that New Zealand’s Chinese care very much about the "China Dream." Some proposed that Chinese characters are an important carrier of Chinese culture and suggested establishing a "Chinese Character Day."

He Yafei offered three wishes for the overseas Chinese media: that the Chinese media objectively report China and tell the "China story" and the "China Dream" to the world; that Chinese media become the promoters of the Chinese culture and national spirit; and that the Chinese media become the bridge and pioneers in public diplomacy to facilitate communication between China and other nations.

Source: China News Service, reprinted on the website of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department, June 19, 2013.