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Liu Yunshan: Continue to Fortify and Expand the Field of Mainstream Opinion on the Internet

On June 20, 2010, the Minister of China’s Propaganda Department, Liu Yunsan, sent a congratulatory letter to the opening ceremony for the creation of People’s Net Company Limited and the online opening of “People’s Search (” test version. Liu said, “…People’s Daily Group…has become the major platform for transmitting the Party’s voice and expanding the field of mainstream opinion. The creation of People’s Net Company Limited signals significant progress for People’s Net’s transformation into an enterprise entity. The online opening of “People’s Search” test version demonstrates the technical advance of People’s Net. This will play an important role in leading the innovation of major central government news networks and the development of the whole Internet’s propaganda work.” “Wish People’s Net … will become a world famous website publishing in multiple languages. It will be a grand and globalizing media, having full coverage; it will firmly control the direction of public opinion; and continuously fortify and expand the field of mainstream opinion on the Internet.”

Source: Xinhua, June 20, 2010