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Sohu: Guangzhou International Conference on “Understanding China” Held in Guangzhou

Sohu reported that the “Understanding China” Guangzhou International Conference opened in Guangzhou on October 26. Huang Kunming, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and director of the Central Publicity Department, attended the opening ceremony. He read a congratulatory letter from Xi Jinping and delivered an opening speech. Li Xi, secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, attended the meeting and delivered a keynote speech. In Huang’s speech, Huang emphasized that, in order to “understand China,” it is important first to understand the path China is taking. It is a path based on the domestic situation in China and must move forward under the leadership of the party. About 600 people including more than 30 world-renowned politicians, strategists, scholars, and entrepreneurs attended the conference. Keynote speakers also included former Mexican President, 21st Century Council President Zedillo, United Nations Industrial Development Organization Director-General Li Yong, President of the National Innovation and Development Strategy Research Association Zheng Bijian, and former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti.

[Editor’s note: The “Understanding China” Guangzhou International Conference is part of China’s effort to control the discourse power and to “tell the China story” amid the global wave of questioning of China’s economic practices and the expansion of its power.]

Source: Sohu, October 27, 2019